Charitable Giving and Community Support
First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund
The First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund seeks to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. Emphasis is placed on programs that support our corporate giving values:
- A focus on “green” education initiatives
- Access to clean energy and water in underserved areas
- Furthering the development of innovative and sustainable technologies
Priority is given to organizations that make a significant impact in communities that share our giving values. The Fund seeks to support projects and services through the donation of solar modules and systems. In addition to requests for donation of modules, applications may include a request for grant funds to support the project.
Typically, financial support has been distributed in the range of $10,000 to $15,000 (USD). Grants will only be awarded to a) nonprofit, charitable organizations that are designated as having tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service code or b) organizations capable of demonstrating the ability to fulfill the charitable purpose of the module donation.
View module donation guidelines » Apply for a module donation »
View financial donation guidelines » Apply for a financial donation »
The First Solar Charitable Fund is administered through the Toledo Community Foundation our fiscal agent for charitable giving and other philanthropic activities.
First Solar sites around the world are allocating funds specifically for small, area-specific charitable donations. For more information on local giving, please contact us.