Climate Change & Renewable Energy Grant

From The Oak Hill Fund

Established in April 2002, The Oak Hill Fund (OHF) promotes the well-being of mankind through effective and inspiring grantmaking. Their priority areas for funding include environmental causes and women's rights.

Grant uses


The Oak Hill Fund is concerned about the causes and impacts of 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. 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.

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:

  • Educate: Educating policymakers, the general public, businesses, and other key constituencies to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency opportunities
  • Demonstrate: Non-profit projects that install solar and/or wind power on extremely low to middle income households and multi-family residences, including rentals. We use HUD's definitions of income.
    • A limited number of grants will be made for solar installations on non-profit owned non-housing facilities in Virginia only.
  • Innovate: Creative financing models for solar and wind power installations
  • Change: A limited number of requests to defend against harmful fossil and nuclear fuel projects will be considered


Organization's Location
Program Location
AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, WV, with priority to VA
Organization Type
  • The Oak Hill Fund prefers project-specific requests in lieu of requests for general operating support. 
  • The Oak Hill Fund supports overhead (administrative and fundraising expenses) required for the proposed project. Additional overhead, such as often established by colleges and universities, will not be considered.


Capital campaigns
Bricks and mortar projects (excluding clinics under the WRHRJ Program)
Books or films
Research projects
not specified


Step 1: Letter of Inquiry
Step 2: Full proposal (invite only)
Required Attachments
Letter of Inquiry (LOI)