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. With the current cohort, projects include 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
  • Funding cannot exceed $10,000 for the project
  • Team must submit all receipts and accounting of money spent from SVCE’s funding

The Education Fund application period is now closed.

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Completed 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


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

Who can participate?

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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 may 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.


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