The Atmosphere Conservancy

A nonprofit organization

$4,089 raised by 21 donors

82% complete

$5,000 Goal


The Atmosphere Conservancy is the 501(c)(3) non-profit branch of Solaris Energy. With the help of community members, donors, and grants, The Atmosphere Conservancy has leveraged its non-profit status to bring unique financial resources to build solar projects for underserved communities and clients - including non-profit organizations, schools, and faith-based organizations nationwide since 2008. 

New Initiative Announcement!
The Atmosphere Conservancy has been working behind the scenes to launch a brand new initiative in concert with Colorado Gives Day. The funds raised here will be used as seed money in a match with investors. This money will ultimately lead to solar project revenue that will be used for a grant program. This revolving grant program will provide funds to solar projects for underserved entities that could not otherwise go solar without them having to pay a cent. All the money saved in operational expenses can be put directly back into the communities they serve, further amplifying your impact!

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"Through our partnership with The Atmosphere Conservancy, Denver Urban Ministries is better able to meet our mission. The solar arrays on our building allow us to be better stewards of all the resources we are entrusted with, in order to make our community better for everyone, but specifically for those who are most vulnerable. DenUM will be able to serve more people in a more comprehensive manner and will witness to the community the message of conservation. We are grateful to TAC for making this opportunity possible."

Tammy Mulligan Executive Director, Denver Urban Ministries


"To achieve social equity, economic vitality, and community empowerment through the development of renewable energy projects and energy efficiency education."

Background Statement

The Atmosphere Conservancy was founded by its current Executive Director, Alex Blackmer, and was granted 501(c)(3) status effective October 31, 2008. Since, the primary goal has been to utilize public funds and private donations to benefit the community economically, socially, and environmentally via the development of renewable energy systems at the community level. By providing funding and technical resources to affordable housing agencies, schools, and non-profit organizations, TAC strengthens the interface between social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Our projects deliver renewable energy systems to those entities where the benefits of resource consumption reductions may be utilized to create positive impacts across the community. Non-profits, schools, and low-income housing providers are better able to focus their attention and resources on mission-critical activities once they are freed from paying high utility bills. In 2022, TAC became the fiscal sponsor for, which provides a clearinghouse of information and resources to solar installers, developers, and manufacturers to increase reuse and recycling of solar panels.

Organization Data


Organization name

The Atmosphere Conservancy

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Environment, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Housing & Shelter, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations, Public & Societal Benefit

Organization Size

Small Organization


430 North College Ave. Suite 440
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Service areas

Larimer County, CO, US



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