A Way To Help Fund Green Power Projects

If you’re familiar with the concept of micro-finance, chances are it’s through organizations like Kiva, which allow individual donors to make loans to enterprising entrepreneurs in underprivileged regions of the world. Now, the New Generation Energy has introduced a different type of microfinance, one that offers donors the ability to benefit green nonprofits and projects across the country.

Through the Green Energy Project Microfunding site, any nonprofit organization may apply to be listed for help with a proposed green project. This includes family shelters, community centers, schools, universities, churches, and more. All projects must be located in the United States, and overseen by a US-based nonprofit organization, in order to qualify.

Green Energy Microfunding Project

image via New Generation Energy

New Generation Energy’s Executive Director Chuck Lewin sees the website as a way for nonprofits to get funding for their green energy and efficiency projects, educate the public about sustainability efforts, and illustrate real world, practical applications of green energy technology.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

    • Maxie Coale

      This makes it easier for more people to support green programs and initiatives. And as I said in my blog, if you haven’t given yourself a Christmas gift, then you might want to consider making a donation.. it might make you feel better.

    • Leah

      A similar site is “Energy In Common” – they distribute green energy projects in the developing world. They also allow you to buy carbon offsets that are generated by the loans. It’s a cool concept.