Namaste Solar is an employee-owned cooperative that helps Colorado residents, businesses and nonprofits go solar by providing “one stop shopping” for planning, feasibility assessments, financing and installation. As a cooperative, profits are shared by the 52 employees, but 20% are set aside for grants to help finance commercial scale (up to 10 kW) systems for non-profit organizations in the Denver and Boulder area. This first of its kind grant program provides up to $30,000 and Namaste helps find additional sponsors and donors to help with the cause. The coop has installed 31 projects through its version of corporate giving.