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Advancing Solutions to Water Affordability

Elevate Energy

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2023–June 30, 2025
  • Location Chicago, IL, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

About this grant

Elevate Energy is a nonprofit organization based in Chicago that designs and implements programs to ensure access to clean and affordable water, heat and power. With prior Mott Foundation support, the grantee enacted a broad spectrum of drinking water affordability initiatives, including research on water rates, community-based programs to fix water shutoffs and technical assistance provided to water utilities. With renewed support, the grantee will continue similar work, including researching water debt challenges faced by low-income families and providing education and training on water affordability solutions to water utilities and other partner groups.