Every dollar Boys & Girls Clubs save on utility costs can serve more youth. The money food banks save on utility costs can help feed more hungry families.
In 2013, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) partnered with The JPB Foundation and Southface to develop a pilot program to help BGCA affiliates in the southeast region save money by cutting energy and water waste. The ultimate goal of the Energy & Water Efficiency Program (EWEP) pilot was to improve conditions in existing facilities and reduce annual utility expenses by 20 percent so that those dollars could be used to serve more kids! At the close of the pilot program in 2015, over $800,000 in funding was awarded to 17 Clubs and results indicate the potential for a year over year utility savings of up to 25 percent!
Building on the success of the pilot, Southface expanded the partnership with BGCA and created a new pilot with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. Launched in 2015, the Nonprofit Energy & Water Efficiency (NEWE) Initiative is funding Boys and Girls Clubs and Feeding America food banks nationwide. Ultimately, the NEWE initiative will strengthen nonprofit organizations by delivering a path to lessen the environmental impact of their facilities while also redirecting revenue to serve community needs.
Boys & Girls Clubs by the numbers –
44 Clubs, 15 States, $705,000 Saved!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County
Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Energy Use: -11%
Water Use: N/A
Energy Cost: -8.5%
If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the William E. Slaughter Unit of the Levine Campus, please see the link to their case study below.
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Davidson County
Energy Use: -60.1%
Water Use: N/A
Energy Cost: -48%
If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the Thomasville Unit, please see the link to their case study below.