Decarbonizing Our Future

Total CO₂ Saved (tons)

Planned for 2021

4,454

KW Solar

30

Low interest EV Loans provided

$2.6M

Energy Savings to Nonprofits
Solar Power Plant in modern city in sunset,Sustainable Renewable Energy

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 carbon neutral future. 

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 carbon neutral future. 

WE’RE ALREADY AT 1 DEGREE

HOW MUCH HOTTER IS UP TO US

Our Strategies.

1

Place-Based

We practice place-based granting and investing in San Diego and the broader southern California region for three reasons: Collaboration, Community, and Leadership

2

Impact Investing and Fossil Fuel Divestment

We believe that all assets of a foundation can be used in support of the mission.

3

Multiple Layers of Impact

We focus on multiple layers of impact, particularly with an emphasis on environmental equity, in order to make a bigger impact per dollar granted or invested.

3

Parallel Grantmaking

We practice a parallel grantmaking strategy, directly building projects that increase renewable energy and decrease emissions while also funding advocacy groups fighting for bigger, systemic changes.

BQuest News

SunForAll Program Funds Over $4 Million of Solar Projects for San Diego Area Nonprofits

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 we help nonprofits SunForAll is a unique solar financing program for nonprofits created by CollectiveSun and lead investor BQuest Foundation. SunForAll makes going solar easy and affordable with an innovative financing structure consisting of a grant plus a Program Related Investment (PRI) in the form… Read More »SunForAll Program Funds Over $4 Million of Solar Projects for San Diego Area Nonprofits

Hacking for Climate

And now for something a little different in climate funding… BQuest is supporting a series of climate hackathons culminating in a data competition later this year with CDP, the global environmental disclosure non-profit. BQuest’s resident nerd, Andy, has a long and storied participation in hackathons, and helped spearhead this effort to hack for a cause! When you hear about a company’s reported carbon emissions, or investors focusing on corporate sustainability, it’s probably information that… Read More »Hacking for Climate

SunForAll, Open for Business

We’re very happy to announce that SunForAll, our solar financing program for nonprofits in partnership with Collective Sun, is officially open and accepting applications! Because of their tax status, nonprofits are not able to take advantage of tax breaks offered to for-profit organizations for installing solar panels on their buildings. Through a creative financing approach, SunForAll helps the nonprofit take advantage of solar tax incentives, and then using a combination… Read More »SunForAll, Open for Business

Climate Action Campaign keeps moving the region forward

Even more area communities pass climate action plansSan Diego’s Climate Action Campaign is busy as usual with all things local climate policy! CAC was integral to recently helping Orange County activists push the city of Irvine to unanimously vote for the creation of a Climate Action Plan (CAP).  Imperial Beach followed just a few weeks later, passing their own CAP that includes a commitment to 100% clean energy.   CAC has also… Read More »Climate Action Campaign keeps moving the region forward

YIGBY (Yes in God’s Backyard) seeks to rapidly activate church land to build affordable housing

A solution for the urgent need for affordable housing in San Diego aligns the mission, physical plant, and revenue needs of communities of faithYIGBY seeks to address the disastrous housing shortage in San Diego with an innovative plan of building elevated modular housing over parking lots owned by communities of faith.  Communities of faith have space that is often underutilized, assisting families and individuals in need is mission-aligned, and the modular… Read More »YIGBY (Yes in God’s Backyard) seeks to rapidly activate church land to build affordable housing

SunForAll Solar Fund aims to raise $10M to save nonprofits $25M in energy costs (oh, and mitigate 125,000 tons of CO2)

It’s a triple bottom line win for renewable energy, nonprofit sustainability, and impact investmentBQuest is partnering with Collective Sun to create a solar fund for installing discounted rooftop solar on San Diego-area nonprofits.   Because of their tax status, nonprofits are not able to take advantage of tax breaks offered to for-profit organizations for installing solar panels on their buildings.  Through a creative financing approach that helps the non-profit take advantage of… Read More »SunForAll Solar Fund aims to raise $10M to save nonprofits $25M in energy costs (oh, and mitigate 125,000 tons of CO2)

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