For more than 7 years, ECBF has advanced solar projects with Episcopal churches and schools across several dioceses, and tailored approaches to the development and financial structure that fit each situation and context. With each iteration, we learned and adapted to changing government incentives and industry standards, and offer an approach that is highly beneficial to all participants, as well as to the environment.

We are working to expand this work with churches and dioceses that want to take concrete action on climate change in a way that makes sound financial sense.

  • ECBF believes in the urgent need to make meaningful change in our energy usage and its source. 
  • We know there are other entities working in solar energy. We strive to differentiate our program by offering something that is fair to all parties, and is fully transparent about both costs and benefits.
  • We seek to narrow the gaps that prevent churches from making the switch to renewable energy—we consider this a priority that encompasses both Race & Economic Justice and Care of Creation. 

ECBF is committed to use both our financial know-how and our commitment to be a creative and catalytic partner to help make the switch to renewable energy easier for Episcopal churches and related entities. We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about how we might effectively partner to do this work with you.

The Diocese of Newark was honored to be the initial Diocesan solar program participant for ECBF. Both ECBF and Performance Solar have been excellent partners in this venture and have gone the extra mile to tailor the program to the needs of our congregations. As one might expect with a multi-site, multi-constituent project of this magnitude, there have been challenges, but Performance Solar has consistently demonstrated a commitment to resolving them to our satisfaction.

Samuel Reckford, CFO
Episcopal Diocese of Newark