Corporate Giving

Sol Systems sponsors and volunteers for the following 501(c)3 organizations:

  • Vote Solar

    Vote Solar is a non-profit grassroots organization working to foster economic opportunity, promote energy independence and address climate change by making solar a mainstream energy resource across the United States. Since 2002,Vote Solar has engaged at the state, local and federal levels to remove regulatory barriers and implement the key policies needed to bring solar to scale.

    Sol Systems is sponsoring Vote Solar's Equinox event in March 2015.

  • GRID Alternatives

    GRID Alternatives is a nonprofit organization that brings the benefits of solar technology to communities that would not otherwise have access, providing needed savings for families, preparing workers for jobs in the fast-growing solar industry, and helping clean our environment.

    In 2014, Sara Rafalson and Stephanie Smith participated in the GRID Alternatives Women Executives Build, putting their skills to the test in constructing a solar array each in D.C. and Long Beach, California, respectively. In 2015, Sol Systems will expand its support to include a company-sponsored and staffed build for an array in an underserved community.

    In November 2014, George Ashton accepted a position on the Mid-Atlantic Board for Grid Alternatives.

    Stay tuned for more info about his service on the Board, as well as photos of our management team on the roof with GRID.

  • The Solar Foundation (TSF)

    The Solar Foundation (TSF) is an independent national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase understanding of solar energy through strategic research that educates the public and transforms markets. TSF is considered the premier research organization on the solar labor force, employer trends, and the economic impacts of solar. It has provided industry insight to the National Academies, the Inter-American Development Bank, the U.S. Department of Energy, and other organizations during a time of dynamic industry growth and policy and economic uncertainty.

    Sol Systems has previously served on the host committee of Solar Solstice, TSF’s annual fundraiser.

    In 2015, Sol Systems will further support the work of TSF through sponsorship and involvement.

  • The Nature Conservancy

    The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide.

    Before moving to the west coast to open our California office, Stephanie Smith served on the Board of Trustees for the D.C. and Maryland chapter of the Nature Conservancy (TNC). She also founded and chaired TNC’s Generation Conservation (an initiative to mobilize the next generation of conservation supporters). She remains a donor and volunteer. Jessica Robbins was also a founding member of Generation Conservation’s steering committee and continues her involvement there.

  • Washington Jesuit Academy

    The mission of the Washington Jesuit Academy is to provide a high quality and comprehensive education to boys from low-income communities, offering them a safe, rigorous academic setting and advancing their spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical growth.

  • The Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB)

    The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington metro area by acquiring food and distributing it through its network of partner agencies; and educating, empowering and enlightening the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition. CAFB is a member of Feeding America, a national network of 200 food banks.

    Sol Systems donated 180 pounds in 2013, 414 pounds of canned food in 2014, and 5,000 pounds in 2015.


  • League of Conservation Voters (LCV)

    League of Conservation Voters works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.