The nonprofit Evergreen Climate Innovations, formerly Clean Energy Trust, and the U.S. Bank Foundation are on a mission to support underserved and underrepresented cleantech entrepreneurs through the U.S. Bank Foundation Cleantech Inclusion Award.
This award will be granted to entrepreneurs who are female and/or people of color and who are building innovative companies that benefit the environment, create jobs, and drive economic development.
Recipients of the award will receive:
- a non-recourse grant of $25,000,
- 12-months of business mentorship from Evergreen Climate Innovations and U.S. Bank,
- and heightened exposure to both investors and potential customers.
Please visit the website to learn more about the application criteria and how entrepreneurs can apply. Eligible sectors include renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart buildings/cities, energy storage, mobility/advanced transportation, and environmental product/ service innovation.
The award application window is open now but closes on February 25, 2022.