Sponsoring Student Projects

As the Community Choice Energy provider for 13 communities in Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley Clean Energy is fighting climate change by cutting carbon emissions and encouraging climate and energy awareness. We are partnering with our local students to help build community engagement with climate education and action. With the Education Fund, Silicon Valley Clean Energy is providing funding to high school and community college student-led projects that support our communities’ goal of fighting climate change by reducing the use of fossil fuels.

The Education Fund

The SVCE Education Fund is split into two main components for participants. One component provides students with funding for their project or competition. The second part focuses on education and outreach. Projects should incorporate eliminating carbon emissions to fight climate change and can range from art installations and student-led events to videos, journalism projects, student competitions, robotics and more.

Project Funding:

  • Grant funding can be used for resources materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology and other SVCE approved costs
  • Grant funding will be paid to a specific club, organization or school and will not be paid directly to a person
  • Funding must be spent by the end of June
  • Funding cannot exceed $10,000 for the project
  • Team must submit all receipts and accounting of money spent from SVCE’s funding
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The Education Fund application period is now closed.

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Who can participate?

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High School and Community College Students in the SVCE territory

Students attending schools in Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and unincorporated Santa Clara County communities may apply.

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Students that incorporate SVCE’s mission within their project

Projects must include SVCE’s mission to reduce dependence on fossil fuels by providing carbon free, affordable and reliable electricity and innovative programs for the SVCE community

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Students who include education and outreach within their project

Climate action and awareness go hand in hand. The Education Fund is for projects that incorporate  education and outreach to the broader community. Examples of outreach are: attending community events with SVCE, presenting to peers about project, incorporating your community within the project, presenting to local city governments or many more options.


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