Volt Energy Utility has designed the EJPPA to serve the dual purpose of assisting corporate clients to meet and exceed their clean energy milestones and fulfill their commitment to support programs that increase opportunities for underserved communities to benefit from the expanding clean energy economy.
The primary funding mechanism established to identify, evaluate and determine which clean energy-focused causes to support is the Environmental Justice Community Impact Fund.
The Environmental Justice (EJ) Community Impact Fund
Volt Energy Utility and its corporate partners contribute a portion of revenue generated from the EJPPA to the EJ Community Impact Fund which directs funding to support clean energy programs that are aligned with the interests of corporate partners.
Developing a pipeline of diverse talent in the clean energy and sustainability industry.
As the clean energy sector expands, so does the need to identifying the pool of diverse talent across the disciplines in finance, accounting, engineering, marketing, legal and environmental justice that can fulfill the human resource needs of our corporate partners and organizations.
Support national and local environmental justice organizations and programs.
Environmental Justice is more than a catchy phrase – it’s an essential movement. We target our funding to clean energy and EJ programs and causes that benefit and serve communities that historically have been marginalized and excluded from the benefits of the clean energy economy.
Provide scholarships for students of color that pursue careers in clean energy
The clean energy movement will not reach its potential without preparing the next generation of leaders. Volt supports clean-energy focused scholarships, programs and curricula in colleges, especially HBCUs, that are producing our next leaders.
Fund community clean energy projects in underserved communities.
There are great programs and people providing renewable energy services and support in underserved communities. We want to help them succeed by contributing to their efforts.
Provide grants for diverse clean energy businesses.
Competing in the renewable energy sector can be challenging. We search for opportunities to support minority-owned firms providing goods and services in the industry.