Climate Change and Renewable Energy Grants

The Oak Hill Fund

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Preferred: Virginia Other eligible locations: Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (US state), Kentucky Show all

Location of residency: Preferred: Virginia Other eligible locations: Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (US state), Kentucky Show all

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The Oak Hill Fund is concerned with the impacts related to global climate change. Civilization's continued insistence on burning fossil fuels (gas, oil, & coal) has served for too many years as an impediment to addressing global climate change.

As reiterated at COP 21 (the 2015 Paris Climate Conference), the scientific community has assured the world that human-caused climate change impacts are already being felt, will continue to increase, and must be addressed promptly.

The Oak Hill Fund (OHF) believes that investing in programs, policies, and institutions which engage in stimulating a more robust market for renewable energy, specifically solar and wind, is an effective strategy for mitigating global climate change.

Some feel that an increased reliance on nuclear power is a primary method of mitigating climate change. Given the array of cost-effective alternative technologies, the legacy of uranium mining and milling, nuclear catastrophes, the threat of weapons proliferation, and the unsolved issue of radioactive waste disposal, nuclear power is not the answer.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Oak Hill Fund only awards grants to organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • The Oak Hill Fund supports overhead (administrative and fundraising expenses) required for the proposed project. 
  • The Climate Change & Renewable Energy Program limits giving to the southeastern United States with an emphasis on Virginia.


  • Priority is currently given to project-specific proposals that advance the following:
    • Creative financing models for PV and wind power installations.
    • Non-profit projects that install PV and wind power on low to middle income households (as defined by HUD) as well as multi-family residences including rentals.
    • Educating policymakers, the general public, businesses, and other key constituencies to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency opportunities. 
  • The Oak Hill Fund prefers project-specific requests in lieu of requests for general operating support.


  • Additional overhead, such as often established by colleges and universities, will not be considered.
  • The Oak Hill Fund does not support capital campaigns, endowments, individuals, bricks and mortar projects (excluding clinics under the WRHRJ Program), books or films.
  • OHF does not support any research projects.