Decarbonize Our Future
Decarbonize Our
Future

Vista Community Clinic Solar Installation: SunForAll Solar Fund

Decarbonize Our Future
Decarbonize Our
Future

EV Access Pilot Program: Increasing Electric Vehicle Ownership in LMI Communities

Decarbonize Our Future
Decarbonize Our
Future

YIGBY: Activating Under-Utilized Community of Faith Property for Affordable Housing

 

BY THE NUMBERS


Our Impacts

We're increasing the use of renewable energy, fighting the climate crisis, and creating savings in support of sustainable and resilient communities.

TOTAL CO₂ SAVED TO DATE (TONS)


1,093 KW
TOTAL SOLAR INSTALLED


$5.8 MM
ENERGY SAVINGS TO NONPROFITS

Our Mission

We're fighting the climate crisis by funding projects and partnering with organizations that reduce carbon emissions, expand the use of renewable energy, and advocate for the policy changes we need to transition to a zero carbon future. 
Funding a Sustainable Tomorrow

Our Projects and Investments

We use creative grantmaking and financing to build and support projects and programs that lower carbon emissions, create more sustainable and resilient communities, and address housing inequities.

Working Together

Our Programs

A few of our key programs and parterships...

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Climate Advocacy

Supporting the climate advocacy groups fighting for the policy and societal changes we need for a just and equitable transition to a zero carbon future.

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SunForAll Solar Fund

Making solar a reality for the nonprofits that serve our communities. SunForAll provides creative financing and technical assistance so that nonprofits can access the environmental benefits and financial savings of solar energy.

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EV Access Program

Providing low-interest loans, rebate assistance, financial coaching, and EV information for purchasers and borrowers in underserved communities to increase access to the cost savings and clean energy benefits of electric vehicles.

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Multifamily Solar

Multifamily solar installations ensure equity for tenants who don’t own the building but will benefit the most from solar savings. BQuest provides bridge loans to draw down CA state funding that incentivizes landlords to go solar.

We're already at 1 degree

HOW MUCH HOTTER IS UP TO US

We're already at 1 degree

HOW MUCH HOTTER IS UP TO US

We're already at 1 degree

HOW MUCH HOTTER IS UP TO US

We're already at 1 degree

HOW MUCH HOTTER IS UP TO US

Getting It Done

Our Philanthropic Approach

How we practice grantmaking and investing...

Place-Based

We primarily practice place-based granting and investing in San Diego and the broader southern California region. We support our community and also believe in collaborating closely with local partners. San Diego and the State of California have been climate leaders and will continue to pilot policies and solutions to fight the climate crisis.

Impact Investing & Fossil Fuel Divestment

We believe that all assets of a foundation can be used in support of the mission, from divesting from fossil fuels to positively investing in climate solutions. Our impact investments allow us to put much more of our funding to work in the community, creating a larger impact.

Multiple Layers of Impact

We focus on projects and programs that have multiple layers of impact, particularly with an emphasis on environmental equity, in order to create greater benefit per dollar granted or invested. Renewable energy projects have many co-benefits, generating financial savings for families and communities, increasing resiliency, and reducing our dependence on polluting fossil fuels.

Parallel Grantmaking

We practice a parallel grantmaking strategy, pursuing both the immediate  benefits of shovel-ready projects and the longer-term impact of advocacy work. We focus on directly building and investing in projects that increase renewable energy and community resiliency while concurrently funding advocacy groups fighting for the bigger, systemic changes that are critical to achieving a just and livable future.

Telling The Story

News

Catch up with the latest updates on our projects, programs, and partner news.

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From Books to Solar: How One Library Is Empowering Their Community to Reuse
August 28, 2023

The BQuest Foundation is fighting the climate crisis by funding projects and partnering with organizations that reduce carbon emissions and expand the use of renewable energy in…Read more

SunForAll Program Funds Over $4 Million of Solar Projects for San Diego Area Nonprofits
October 23, 2020

Now in its second round, the ​SunForAll Solar Fund​ has awarded funding to five additional nonprofit organizations for a combined $4,132,640 of solar projects in San Diego!
How…Read more

They’ve got the chargers, now for the cars…
August 4, 2020

Electric Vehicle Fund Pilot ProgramBuilding on our partnership with The MAAC Project in San Diego, BQuest and MAAC are working on launching an Electric Vehicle…Read more