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Donation of a Solar Water Purifier to a USA, Canada, or International
Nonprofit, For-Profit, or Agency to Benefit the Local Community

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Donation of an off-grid solar water purifier to a USA, Canada, or International nonprofit organization, public agency, private company, social enterprise, or activist group. Qualifying applicants will conduct a high impact community project requiring water purification and solar electricity, with the project focused on an area relating to health, social, disaster relief, or the environment.

OffGridBox is an all-in-one sustainable solution providing clean water and solar power to people in remote areas. Now OffGridBox is launching a contest to award a free Off Grid Water and Electricity System to one community in need of an off-grid solution. With their social mission of improving lives at heart, the aim of the contest is to find local implementing partners and collaborate on future projects. The Free Box (valued up to $30,000) can provide clean water and renewable electricity anywhere in the world. Eligible projects should focus on one or more of the following areas:

- Social (i.e. education, women empowerment)
- Health (i.e. potable water, sanitation, medical services)
- Environment (i.e. sustainable farming, eco-villages)
- Disaster Relief (i.e. rebuilding, preparedness)

Free Box Details - Pioneer Model (valued up to $30,000):

- 6x6x6 ft steel shipping container (storm proof!)
- 12 Solar Panels 3.36kW (estimated 12kWh per day)
- Water Purification: up to 1000 L/hour
- Wi-Fi sharing with 32m range
- Battery Storage: 15kWh
- 150 USB ports

*The box is fully refurbished and comes from the company’s BuyBack Program, which allows previous customers to sell their Box back to the company.
*The box is free, but shipping, customs, and installation costs are excluded and vary depending on location.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185568

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicant organizations include:

- Non Profit
- Public Agency
- Private Company
- Social Enterprise
- Activist Group
- Other

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is April 26th 2019.

To apply:

1. Submit the 2-minute online form.
2. Shortlisted projects will proceed to a brief 15-minute phone interview.
3. Winner announced. Voters and applicants will be notified once the winner has been selected.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online:

Troy Billett, US Director

OffGridBox, Inc.
444 Somerville Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.