Please join us in supporting the clean energy movement! Together, we can make a difference for our environment and our economy.
So far, 335+ people have donated over $36,000! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the movement’s success. To amplify your donation even further, the New Belgium Family Foundation (yes, the same brewery folks who make Fat Tire) will match all donations received after November 1 up to $25,000.
What is Clean Energy Credit Union?
A new financial and lending institution focused solely on loans that help people afford solar electric systems, electric vehicles, home energy efficiency retrofits, electric-assist bicycles, net-zero energy homes, etc. Clean Energy Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial services cooperative and a federally chartered credit union. As a cooperative, it’s democratically owned and controlled by its members on a one-vote-per-member basis.
What will we do with $100,000?
Each dollar you donate enables us to accept 14 additional dollars in federally-insured deposits from credit union members! As a result, every dollar donated to this campaign translates to $15 in outgoing clean energy loans. Your donation essentially becomes part of a revolving loan fund whereby we can reuse it to make clean energy loans again and again in perpetuity. While Clean Energy Credit Union is by design a self-sustaining 501(c)(1) tax-exempt organization, your donation will expand its operations, positive impact, and lending faster than it otherwise could.
What makes this Credit Union different and worthy of your support?
Lots! But in short, we’re the only ones using federally insured deposits exclusively to help credit union members obtain great loans for green energy products and services. The combination of the following features meaningfully differentiates us from other credit unions, banks, and clean energy lenders.
- Unique, values-aligned mission and thematic focus on clean energy
- Tax exempt, not-for-profit status
- Federally insured deposits (up to $250,000 per member)
- Online-only banking means we can pass on low operating costs to members in the form of better loan terms
- Democratic, cooperative business model that serves credit union members instead of bank stockholders
- Longstanding expertise and key partnerships within the energy industry
For more information and to donate, visit www.worthwild.com