The short answer is yes. You can switch the nonprofit you selected at any time. Keep in mind, though, the nonprofit you selected may be expecting to receive a donation for at least 12 months. Your nonprofit could end up short in covering its annual budget. To switch, please email us at email@example.com and provide us with the name and address of the subscriber and the name of the nonprofit.
Because, by joining Charity+Power, a guaranteed portion of your rate charge will be donated to the nonprofit of your choice. On top of that, we have negotiated rates that are competitive with your utility. Considered together, we believe we are offering a very competitive rate and, at the same time, we are supporting your favorite non-profit organization.
We are a broker of utility services, meaning we have contracted with suppliers to deliver the utility service to you. The supplier of the rate plan you selected will be the name that appears on your bill.
The percentage of your rate charge that is donated to charity is identified in the rate plan you selected (the donation is included as part of the rate). Once your payment is received by the supplier of the rate plan you selected, the donation is remitted to us and we, in turn, remit the donation to the nonprofit organization you selected, without any deduction.
You can contact the supplier of the rate plan you selected. Contact information for your supplier is listed on the Contact Us page. If you do not have this information, we will put you in touch with the supplier of the plan you selected.
No, but you may want to consider our smorgasbord menu. You can select from a group of environmental causes, animal welfare causes, medical research, and other affinity groupings that have been selected by us. Our smorgasbord menu will change from time to time depending on input from you.
The nonprofit you selected will have access to your name, address, phone number, email address and an accounting of the amount that has been donated by us plus the date the donation was paid.
You can select any nonprofit organization registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. Charity+Power uses a third-party web-service from GuideStar that contains information on over 1.5 million US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. If you can’t find your nonprofit on Charity+Power, first try searching by the EIN (Tax ID). If you still can’t locate your nonprofit, go to the Guidestar.org website and search for your charity there. If you find your charity on the GuideStar website, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask that the charity be opted in to their third party web-feed. Within 24 hours the charity will show up on our data base of non-profits. If you don’t see your charity on GuideStar, you can contact us or reach out to them directly but note that GuideStar receives a file from the IRS an average of 11 times a year of organizations who are deemed eligible to be listed as a nonprofit so it will take at most, a month and a half before your nonprofit can be automatically included in the GuideStar database.
Charity+Power is a broker of electricity. This means that we do not take title to the power before it is sold to you. This minimizes our risk and allows us to focus on our mission. As a broker, we have been able to negotiate significant discounts from our suppliers, which allows us to remain competitive with your utility provider and, at the same time, provide a donation to your favorite charity. Because we are a broker, you will not see our name on your utility bill. Instead, you will see the name of the supplier you selected, who will be acting on your behalf with your utility provider.
Charity+Power is also an aggregator of customers interested in participating in a community solar program in the States of California, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and the District of Columbia and receiving 100% renewable solar power and savings of approximately 10% compared to your current electric utility rate charge. Upon enrollment, Charity+Power will donate $100 to the nonprofit of your choice.