Community Solar



  • City of Baltimore Office of Sustainability

    Groundswell is proud to partner with the Baltimore Office of Sustainability whose sustainability agenda focuses on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and social equity. The Baltimore Office of Sustainability actively works to address the challenges of population growth, climate change, and aging infrastructures to advance Baltimore as a dynamic city.

  • U.S. Department of Energy's Solar In Your Community Challenge

    Groundswell is proud to partner with U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy as they provide $5 million in grants and technical assistance to expand solar electricity access to all Americans. Focusing on underserved low and moderate income households, state, local, and tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations, the SunShot Prize: Solar in Your Community Challenge assists in the development of new and innovative financial business models that serve non-rooftop solar users, such as community solar.

  • DC Department of Energy and Environment's Solar For All

    Groundswell is proud to partner with the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment through the Solar for All Innovation and Expansion Grant program. Solar for All seeks to expand DC’s solar capacity, increase the amount to solar generated within the District, and provide the benefits of locally-generated solar energy to low income households, small businesses, nonprofits, and seniors.

  • Energy Efficiency for All - Georgia

    Groundswell is proud to partner with Energy Efficiency for All Georgia. Blending expertise in affordable housing, energy efficiency, building ownership, and utility engagement, Energy Efficiency for All Georgia works with partners in 12 states to promote effective utility energy efficiency programs for affordable building owners and healthy, affordable housing for residents.

Strategic Partners

  • Sustainable Capital Advisors

    Our Partnership: Groundswell and Sustainable Capital Advisors announced a partnership in 2016 to develop an innovative approach to community solar financing that takes consumer credit scores off the table as an obstacle working families previously had to overcome to join the clean energy economy. Learn More

  • McGuireWoods

    Our Partnership: McGuireWoods is a strong, well-respected and expanding firm with a legacy reaching back more than 180 years. Their legacy is a testament to the experience of their attorneys across business and industry, as well as their consistent ability to deliver an excellent legal product. It is one of the reasons why Groundswell is proud to partner with them.

  • Fund for Shared Insight

    Our Partnership: Fund for Shared Insight is a national funder collaborative working to improve philanthropy by elevating the voices of those least heard. Our signature initiative, Listen4Good, promotes feedback as a complement to monitoring and evaluation with the goal of helping nonprofits and foundations be more responsive to the needs, preferences, and opinions of the people and communities they seek to benefit.


We are deeply grateful to the philanthropic supporters that have nurtured us forward as we work to build community power. Their wisdom, engagement, and practical advice have been as essential as their investments. With the involvement of our funders, Groundswell has grown in efforts and impact.

*in-kind support