The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund provides grants, loans, and equity investments to promote: the development and use of renewable energy and clean energy technologies energy conservation and efficiency sustainable energy businesses projects that improve the environment in the companies’ service territories, as defined by their relationship to the companies’ transmission and distribution facilities
Field of Interest Fund
The Albany Township Tomorrow Fund was created in honor of Pauline Levan Hamm and Gloria Longenberger Hamm and their lifelong efforts to support and improve the Albany Township community. The Fund provides grants to support community-minded organizations and initiatives that benefit the general population of Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The…
Northern Berks County
Individuals in Need
Neighborhoods and Economic Development
Scholarships are for graduating seniors from a Berks County high school who will pursue their education in the areas of performing arts, entertainment, or sports management.
Arts, Culture, and Humanities
Scholarships and Awards
Donor Advised Fund
Grants support the charitable, cultural, educational and scientific purposes of the Community Foundation. This fund will benefit children locally and also organizations that assist in the medical research for illnesses that cause the premature death of children.
Healthcare and Public Health
Individuals in Need
The Sustainable Energy Funds were created as a result of electric utility deregulation and subsequent settlement agreements by Pennsylvania Electric Utilities.The funds are designed to promote the development of sustainable and renewable energy programs and clean-air technologies on both a regional and statewide basis. Since its inception, the Met-Ed/Penelec SEF has approved 259 grants totaling nearly $6 million, 50 loans totaling nearly $25 million, and 3 equity investments totaling more than $1.5 million. Total funding since inception is more than $32.5 million. A Statewide Sustainable Energy Board was formed in 1999 to enhance communications among the four funds and state agencies. The board includes representatives from the Commission; the Department of Environmental Protection; the Department of Community and Economic Development; the Office of Consumer Advocate; the Pennsylvania Environmental Council; and each regional board. Two of those funds, the Metropolitan Edison Company Sustainable Energy Fund of Berks County Community Foundation and the Pennsylvania Electric Company Sustainable Energy Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, began distributing money in the form of grants, loans, and equity investments for a variety of projects within the territories originally served by the two electric companies. The two funds share an advisory committee and are commonly referred to in the singular as the Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund.
The Metropolitan Edison Company Sustainable Energy Fund and the Pennsylvania Electric Company Sustainable Energy Fund consider requests for funding from the areas outlined as their service areas on the map (Met-Ed and Penelec). Click here or on the map for a list of zip codes served by Met-Ed and Penelec.
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Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is an innovative financial tool for property owners to obtain low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation projects. The financing transfers with the property upon sale. Learn more at https://pennsylvaniacpace.org/.
This quick guide covers common sources of funding for energy efficiency, renewables, and other clean energy projects for customers serviced by Met-Ed.