Are you a nonprofit organization providing community services in the City of Chicago?

The Neighborhood Power Project (NPP), a collaboration between the Environmental Defense Fund, Elevate Energy, and Illinois Green Alliance, is dedicated to supporting nonprofit buildings meet their sustainable operations goals. Our team provides pro-bono services to nonprofits to work towards building efficiency and sustainability, and promote environmental leadership in communities all over the city.

NPP is serving community-based organizations around Chicagoland by providing FREE energy, water, waste, and air quality assessments, a building sustainability roadmap, and up to $10,000 in grant money to implement sustainable operations projects in their facilities.

See below for a list of current program participants and the impact the NPP is having on their building and organization.

Download the Neighborhood Power Project flyer to learn more. Para obtener más información en Español, consulte nuestro folleto aquí.

Contact Us! If you’d like to hear more about this program and discuss the application process to be a Nonprofit Anchor, contact the Neighborhood Power Project at, or call Katie Kaluzny at (312) 245-8300 ext. 203.

Neighborhood Power Project Case Study with Family Matters:

Neighborhood Power Project Participants & Progress:

Neighborhood Power Project ParticipantsProgram Progress
Trilogy Inc.
Trilogy’s missing is to support people in their recovery from mental illness by helping them discover and reclaim their capabilities, life direction and well-being.

Family Matters
Family Matters partners with youth, families, and communities to cultivate a way of living in the world that develops strong relationships, meaningful communication, and safe environments for courageous social change as they seek to build an equitable society for all.

Betty Shabazz International Charter School
Betty Shabazz International Charter School’s mission is to provide an academic and culturally relevant program that integrates and balances cultural knowledge and improves competencies in reading, oral and written language, mathematics, science, technology, social studies, the arts and humanities.

United Electric, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE)
UE is a labor union which fights to improve conditions for the working class.

Ss. Genevieve and Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr
Ss. Genevieve and Stanislaus B&M is a Catholic parish serving the Belmont Cragin neighborhood, providing faith-based programming and community support.

Sustainable Options for Urban Living (S.O.U.L.)
S.O.U.L. is a holistic, urban, community, and cooperative economic developer that explores and shares options for local businesses and residents to create healthy, happy, prosperous, and sustainable lives.

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services
Marillac St. Vincent’s mission is to strengthen, empower, and give voice to those in need – in the Vincentian spirit of service – through education and comprehensive programs to build vibrant communities in Chicago. Ending poverty, one parent, one child, one family at a time.

Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
Mission to facilitate economic and community development by strengthening individuals, organizations and companies in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor. ICNC offers entrepreneurs an innovative community to grow small businesses through incubation, workforce development, neighborhood planning, and business advising.