Our 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, Solar Living Institute (SLI) appreciates and thrives on the support of individuals like you!  Our programs are funded by our constituents--individuals who believe in our mission and who want to help us make a difference for the environment.

Your annual donation helps us to realize our goals of providing solar energy training and sustainable living education to groups of school children, young adults in our internship program, working adults seeking a career change, and the hundreds of visitors each year that stop by our 12-acre demonstration site. 

Your tax-deductible donation will ensure that the Solar Living Institute continues to grow and thrive in the coming year and beyond.  Thank you for helping to make it happen.

A special Thank You goes out to all the supporters who made our 2016 Year-End Fund drive so successful.  

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Your gift of:

  • $120/month provides room and board for a SLI intern
  • $85/month educates 200 K-12 students at the SLC
  • $1,000 helps develop an educational bee exhibit
  • $500 builds community outreach with school groups and on our website
  • $100 buys supplies for a weekend kids recycled-goods art project
  • $50 provides an overnight stay for a student who may never have stayed outdoors or visited an organic garden
  • $20 supports site improvements.


Pave the Way to A Sustainable Future: Brick by Brick

Purchase a brick to be placed on a cornerstone of our Central Oasis. You can honor a loved one, celebrate a special occasion, and remember those who have passed for only $65. Your contribution will allow us to continue our educational services so that we may preserve our planet's resources for generations to come. Use the order form below and note your engraving in the comments section. Or download this form to complete your brick order by mail.
Make a $500 or more donation and receive a complimentary brick.

 Make Your Contribution for a Sustainable Future!

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  • By mail: Make check payable to the Solar Living Institute, PO Box 836, Hopland CA 95449.
  • By phone: Call us at 707-472-2456

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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The Solar Living Institute is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit organization offering instruction in solar training and sustainable practices.  Founded in 1998, we have been providing professional solar training and a wide array of sustainability courses for over 15 years. Our courses are taught by experienced practitioners who bring years of real world knowledge to the classroom with a focus on helping students prepare for job opportunities, start businesses, and live more sustainably.

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