5% for Community

As a workers cooperative, Catamount Solar takes its commitment to community enrichment and betterment seriously.  Since 2011, the company has donated more than $ 200,000 to community organizations across Vermont.

The company pledges 5% of its annual profits to local causes and/or organizations, usually working in one of the following categories:

  • Support for basic human needs (food, housing, education)
  • Arts and Culture
  • Environment and Climate Change

Each employee-owner may personally designate a $1000 donation each year.  Donations for the remaining funds in the available annual funding pool are determined by a company committee each spring/summer.

Donations were made to the following organizations in January 2023.

  • 350Vermont
  • Brigit F Feeney Foundation for Hope and Healing
  • BROC Community Action
  • Central Vermont Refugee Action Network
  • Gifford Hospital (Last Mile Ride)
  • Northwoods Stewardship Center
  • South Royalton Food Shelf
  • Upper Valley Haven
  • Vermont Professionals of Color Network
  • Washington VT Fire Department

If your organization is interested in receiving a donation from the Catamount Solar 5% for Community Grants Program, please send us an introductory email.

Catamount Solar
A Worker-Owned Cooperative