The results have made a big impact on how our organization views savings and conserving. The savings on utilities enable us to add needed program supplies, hire additional staff and help us raise money to secure additional needs for our Clubs.”

Robbie Slocumb

Chief Professional Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Chattooga, Gordon, Murray and Whitfield Counties


Assesment grants for 2017 have been awarded to eight clubs in eight states! Application opportunities are now closed. If you would like to see this partnership continue to help clubs save more money, express your support and interest via the eligibility survey. Over $400,000 saved on utility costs to date! THANK YOU!

BGCA and Southface are excited to grow the Nonprofit Energy & Water Efficiency (NEWE) Initiative partnership! Launched in 2015 after the successful Energy & Water Efficiency Pilot, the NEWE Initiative will grant approximately $1,000,000 in utility reduction grants to Boys and Girls Clubs nationwide. The program’s ultimate goals are to reduce club utility expenses by 20 percent annually and to improve conditions in existing facilities to better support BGCA’s mission.

In the first quarter of 2017, the program will select 10-12 clubs to receive an energy and water assessment. Based on the findings of the assessment, 8-10 of those clubs will be selected to receive up to $75,000 to implement recommended high-impact energy and water efficiency projects. Note that a 1:1 match is required by each club, bringing the total value of the improvements up to $150,000. Grantees will be selected based on the following evaluation criteria:

  • Clear and compelling articulation of leadership commitment to energy and water efficiency.
  • Opportunity to reduce annual utility costs for the identified facility, based on utility data benchmarks and the information entered into the required Energy Star Portfolio Manager Account (ESPM).
  • Ability to follow-through on all activities described for the Green Project Champion.
  • Opportunity to take advantage of local efficiency incentives from government agencies and utilities.

This program has the potential to position your club for national level recognition as well as serving as a model for other national nonprofits. To submit your interest and confirm eligibility for participation in this program, please complete the form to the right.

If you have any questions, please email