Sponsoring Student Projects

With the Education Fund, Silicon Valley Clean Energy is providing funding to high school and community college student-led projects that support our communities’ goal of fighting climate change by reducing the use of fossil fuels.

The Education Fund

Projects supported by the Education Fund address climate change and expand education and outreach. Projects can range from art installations and student-led events to videos, journalism projects, student competitions, robotics and more. Recent projects included a podcast, art competition, video creation, leadership training, climate education for youth, building a prototype electric vehicle and more!

Project Funding:

  • Grant funding can be used for resources materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology and other SVCE approved costs
  • Up to $10,000 for project funding
  • Team must submit all receipts and accounting of money spent from SVCE’s funding
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Application

Our upcoming application cycle will open on December 1, 2022 and close on December 22, 2022. Check this page and follow our social media for updates as the application period approaches

Past Projects

Spring 2020 Cohort

Climate Youth Ambassadors

Engaging elementary and middle school students about the climate crisis through community presentations and events

Saratoga Supermileage

Exploring clean transportation technologies by designing and building a battery electric vehicle for the Shell Eco-Marathon Competition

SV Youth Climate Action

Transforming young people into effective climate advocates and leaders through education and policy initiatives

YEPI

Inspiring teens to take action on climate change and environmental issues through education, outreach, and advocacy
Winter 2020 Cohort

Binsey Poplar Press

Promoting environmental awareness and the importance of clean energy through an art and literary competition engaging local youth and community.

The Climate Courier

Raising awareness and inspiring action regarding the climate crisis by empowering youth voices to communicate and report on climate.

eMotion

Providing clean energy to houseless people from human-powered bike charging, engaging and educating local communities about the benefits of clean energy.

Gavilan Smart & Sustainable Garden

Utilizing renewable energy in creation of a proof of concept smart, sustainable, and mobile garden equipped with sensors and an associated mobile app to monitor resource consumption and reduce waste.

Los Altos High School Green Team

Educating local youth and students about the climate crisis and day-to-day sustainability through a free, month-long program of projects, content, and reflection.

Los Altos Youth Commission

Raising environmental awareness among local youth and teens through an environmentally themed art competition.

Milpitas High School Food Waste Energy

Transforming food waste into usable energy through a novel composter generator with enough efficiency to achieve meaningful sustainability.

Milpitas High School Solar Hinge

Researched development of a novel solar hinge technology which would have allowed solar panels to tilt omnidirectionally to increase captured solar energy.

Milpitas High School Sustainable Home

Addressing climate change through development of a climate-friendly tiny-home that leaves a smaller carbon footprint and efficiently provides for all living necessities.

Education Fund Participation

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High School and Community College Students in the SVCE territory

Students attending schools in Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and unincorporated Santa Clara County communities are eligible to apply.

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Students that incorporate SVCE’s mission within their project

Projects must include SVCE’s mission to reduce dependence on fossil fuels by providing carbon free, affordable and reliable electricity and innovative programs for the SVCE community

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Students who include education and outreach within their project

Climate action and awareness go hand in hand. The Education Fund is for projects that incorporate  education and outreach to the broader community. Examples of outreach are: attending community events with SVCE, presenting to peers about project, incorporating your community within the project, presenting to local city governments or many more options.