Five Percent For Community Fund

Catamount Solar’s Community Grants Program

As a progressive company operating as a workers’ cooperative, Catamount Solar sets goals beyond bottom line profits in assessing the impacts of its efforts. These include the desire to motivate positive social change in the areas we serve. We hope that these investments will provide examples of successful, pro-active community change leading to more compassionate, livable and sustainable communities.

To achieve this goal, Catamount Solar allocates 5% of its annual profit to support community and environmental programs and initiatives. The funds are provided to 501(c)3 charitable organizations via targeted donations or as part of occasional solicited funding rounds.  In 2015 Catamount Solar donated more than $40,000 to community organizations in Vermont (see sidebar).  In 2016 the company donated nearly $74,000.

A few of our grant recipients tell their stories:

“Babies to Bagpipes”

Royalton Memorial Library

Royalton Memorial Library

Grassfed beef cattle in Rochester, VT

Rural Vermont

Randolph Area Food Shelf