Changing the way nonprofits are powered!

aka Everybody Solar   |   Temecula, CA   |
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EIN: 45-1591893


Everybody Solar works to protect the environment and strengthen U.S. communities through solar energy projects. By providing solar power to local charities we help them reduce electricity costs and direct their limited resources to the communities they serve. We aim to improve our communities by giving the gift of clean energy to organizations that need it most; non-profits on the front lines, serving our most vulnerable populations. By eliminating electricity costs for non-profits we help them maximize their impact on their direct cause. We believe that everyone has the right to affordable energy and clean air.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Mr. Youness Scally

Director of Operations and Development

Mrs. Myriam Scally

Main address

31995 Dane Ct.

Temecula, CA 92591 USA

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Subject area info

Energy resources

Renewable energy

Environmental education

Population served info

Children and youth



NTEE code info

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to improve our communities by giving the gift of clean energy to organizations that need it most; non-profits on the front lines, serving our most vulnerable populations. Now more than ever, under-served communities and our environment need our help. By delivering solar energy to nonprofits, we’re making a difference for both.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Bring Solar to Wildmind Science Learning - complete

Bring solar to Wildlife Associates and help them take care of over 50 non-releasable wild animals and inspire wonder, empathy, and love for wildlife among the hundreds of thousands of children they serve each year.

Wildlife Associates spends over $9,000 per year on their electric bills for their animal care. Together we can help them cut this cost by 90% by installing a free 27.4 kW solar energy system.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

The Solar Fund is comprised of donations for all of Everybody Solar’s projects. Please donate to the Solar Fund if you would like your contribution spread equally among all current (and up-coming) Everybody Solar solar projects for non-profits.

Population(s) Served

A camp of the YMCA Greater Rochester, NY, Camp Cory sits on Keuka Lake, Camp Cory focuses its activities on building skills in self-confidence, independence, friendship, and offers everyone a sense of belonging.

Each year, Camp Cory provides approximately 250 scholarships, for a variety of programs (summer camp, school field trips, women's weekend, family camp), to low-income and underprivileged families. A full scholarship to one week of summer camp costs $850. With the savings Camp Cory will experience from having solar they will be able to provide an additional seven children with access to their programs or to fortify their staffing needs – their greatest resource.

Camp Cory has several buildings we are targeting for solar. The planned 31.93 kW system is projected to provide 32,949 kWh of energy in the first year. This offsets 51,368 lbs. of CO2 from entering the atmosphere; the equivalent of 54 barrels of oil, or of sequestering carbon from 596 trees annually.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Buckhorn Children and Family Services takes the most severely abused/neglected children and youth throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and offers them a sanctuary of health, healing and hope.

Every day, Buckhorn Children and Family Services provides services to over 200 children/youth. The children/youth have a broad range of backgrounds that have led them to need services. BCFS offer a tri-phasic approach to help their troubled youth cope with histories that include:

90% of children have a parent with history of drug abuse, with 60% of the youth having themselves used
75% of children have a history of attempted suicide
80% of children have a history of sexual abuse
70% of children have self-harmed
60% of children have multiple psychiatric hospitalizations

Guiding their work, BCFS provides trauma-informed care to their children and youth and ensure that each individual has a chance at health, healing, and hope.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions is a nonprofit that promotes outdoor education, science, and touches on the history, and the society of the Southwest.

Bringing solar to CWG falls right in line with the values of their programming. Having solar will allow them to use it as a teaching tool and exemplify their “Leave No Trace” principles. In addition, the cost savings will make is to help provide more scholarships to disadvantaged youth, helping to bridge the access gap to outdoor education. Annually, Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions provides over $130,000 in school and summer scholarships to primarily NM students. Having the extra funding will allow more kids getting outdoors and connecting with wilderness, science, ecology and cultural arts while growing their land awareness and relationship.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

In the heart of Chattanooga, Tennessee, the sixth fastest warming city in the United States, CDM is perfectly positioned to help families and the next generation learn about the potential of a low carbon future.

Each year, nearly 250,000 people visit CDM. The Museum offers a wide range of exhibits and hands-on learning experiences, including: RiverPlay, Excavation Station, Make It, Arts Alley, the Museum Tower and more. Currently, CDM has a 10kW solar energy system. This project will bring them an additional 50kW solar energy system which will be visible from the Lookout Tower and an interactive solar exhibit.

The projected savings from the solar array panels will support CDM’s many free and reduced admissions programs that serve over 50,000 people annually. These programs include a free monthly Sensory Night for neurodiverse children and Free Family Night for all families on the second Thursday of every month.

Population(s) Served

Bring solar to the Sulzbacher Village (SZV) and help support a permanent low-income housing community for women and families in Jacksonville, Florida. Sulzbacher Village focuses its efforts on providing economic empowerment, educational advancement, health and wellness, and character and leadership to its residents; enabling them to reach self-sufficiency over time. The Sulzbacher Center is the largest homeless provider in NE Florida. Each year, they provide over 70,000 nights of shelter, 472,000 healthy meals.

Operational costs can be pretty high between their multiple campuses. The use of energy-efficient technology, like solar panels, will allow us to not only keep our lights on but allows for additional funding to go directly to Sulzbacher’s services for Jacksonville’s homeless population. Sulzbacher has always proved a model of innovation and modernizing the way they power their campuses will serve as another opportunity to move forward and grow.

Population(s) Served

Bring solar to Nibezun and help preserve the Wabanaki language and traditions. Nibezun resides on sacred Wabanaki land along the Penobscot River in Maine, where they celebrate culture as medicine, provide an inclusive space for healing, and promote sustainability for all people and future generations.

Founded in 2016, Nibezun has strived to grow sustainably in support of its mission. By preserving and sharing this Wabanaki wisdom and culture through education and practice on specific, dedicated lands, Nibezun hopes to bring a sense of stewardship, sustainability, self-sufficiency, confidence, community, belonging, and purpose to themselves and others.

"We hope to ensure increased stability for now and for generations to come, and solar energy is the obvious next step on our path.” Nicole Alvater, Interim Executive Director at Nibezun.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth

Bring solar to the Glacier National Park (GNP) Headquarters building and help this iconic park expand its commitment to renewable energy and a more sustainable future. The headquarters building is the brain center of GNP operations.

“The National Park Services stands poised to always make a sustainable contribution to our national landscape and when opportunities like using renewable energy to power a building come along, we need to take advantage of this.”…” Going renewable on the Headquarters building will be our largest endeavor to date and will show the public we mean business when it comes to sustainable practices. This building is the nerve center of the park and I continue to work hard at converting major systems in this building to green solutions.” Says Jim Foster, Chief Facility Manager at GNP.

Like other National Parks, GNP depends largely on park admission fees from its more than 3 million annual visitors.

Population(s) Served

Bring solar to the St. Francis Center (SFC) in Denver and help people experiencing homelessness and/or who are justice-involved have a safe/warm place to sleep at the new 48-housing unit Warren Residences.

Every day, approximately 800 men and women come to St. Francis Center’s shelter seeking emergency assistance during daytime hours. St. Francis Center, established in 1983, offers a four-pronged approach to their services: day shelter, to meet immediate basic needs; permanent, supportive housing and case management; employment services including offering specialized career training to ex-offenders; and outreach to unhoused community members.St Francis Center Warren Residences - housing complex with 48 emergency shelter units The Warren Residences, SFCs third housing project in Denver, offers 48 studio-style affordable supportive apartments for men and women working or ready to work as a part of their efforts to transition out of homelessness.

Population(s) Served
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Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

KwH of electricity saved due to the organization's services

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our vision is to create healthy and sustainable communities. We want current and future generations to have equal access to essential social services while living on a thriving and sustainable planet.

By eliminating electricity costs for non-profits we help them maximize their impact on their direct cause. With our help, these organizations are able to invest funds directly into their missions: to feed children, provide counseling, support a shelter, or start a movement. By saving thousands of dollars for those who need it most, and harnessing the power of the sun, we help local communities thrive.

In order to successfully implement a solar energy project with local non-profits, Everybody Solar has developed a four phase model. The first phase in the process is establishing a relationship with the non-profit. This involves assessing their needs, interest, expectations and their level of commitment. Once the partner is determined to meet Everybody Solar criteria for partnership and is a good match for the project, a contract is signed establishing the commitments of Everybody Solar and the non-profit partner.

A part of this initial process is conducting a site assessment and obtaining project bids from various solar installation companies. During this period, we perform most of the technical aspects of the job, including: determining the viability of the building, the best location for the panels, technical requirements, electrical infrastructure, capacity and energy needs.

In the second phase Everybody Solar focuses on fundraising to cover the costs of the project. Everybody solar uses multiple approaches to achieve this goal including: grant writing, fundraising events, online crowdsourcing, and forming partnerships with key community stakeholders.

The third phase of the project is the installation and deployment of the solar energy system. In addition, if the project has the opportunity to offer an environmental education component, as is the case for Wildlife Associates; Everybody Solar will help design the renewable energy education component during this phase.

The final phase of a solar project is its monitoring. Based on the goals of the project we set the parameters that will inform the success of the campaign, including the amount of solar energy to be generated, the savings expected to be attained by the organization and the expected program outcomes from those savings. As an initial condition of our partnership we ask the recipient organization to allow us to monitor these outcomes annually for at least 10 years.

Everybody Solar has the capabilities to achieve its goals by building strong community relationships and partnerships with individuals and organizations that share our core values. We have connected with institutions that possess the expertise and products required to foster successful projects. Our broad range of partners includes foundation, corporations (such as Citizen Watch US and RELiON Batteries), and solar manufacturing companies such as Jinko Solar, and Enphase Energy, as well as environmental organizations like 1% for the Planet, and Sierra Club. We have also partnered with solar installation companies such as Paradise Energy Solutions, ReNew Solar, and SunWork, and various local community groups. These partnerships have contributed to the success of our work in developing and implementing solar energy solutions for nonprofits.

By providing solar energy solutions to our nonprofit partners, Everybody Solar works towards creating sustainable communities that ensure equal access to social services and a thriving planet for all. Our mission revolves around supporting our partners and reducing their energy costs, enabling them to redirect funds towards their communities instead of paying electricity bills.

Through our solar projects, we have generated 1,433,858 kilowatt hours of clean power and prevented 28,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over an expected 25-year lifetime. This is equivalent to taking 5,475 cars off the road annually for the next 25 years. We have impacted 1,631,475 people through 19 projects funded across 11 states with nonprofit projects. To date, our nonprofit partners have saved $187,767, and we estimate a total savings of $1,532,795 over the next 25 years. At Everybody Solar, we are grateful for the opportunity to support our partners' work towards building sustainable and equitable communities.


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.12 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.3 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of EVERYBODY SOLAR INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $253,125 -$84,966
As % of expenses 259.5% -29.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $253,125 -$84,966
As % of expenses 259.5% -29.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $350,683 $204,418
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -41.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.3% 2.4%
All other grants and contributions 99.6% 97.4%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $97,558 $289,384
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 196.6%
Personnel 39.7% 15.6%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.4%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 60.3% 84.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $97,558 $289,384
One month of savings $8,130 $24,115
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $105,688 $313,499

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021
Months of cash 26.5 10.4
Months of cash and investments 26.5 10.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 45.8 11.9
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021
Cash $215,082 $249,886
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $33,449 $7,000
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 7.1% 10.7%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets $372,549 $287,583

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021
Material data errors No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mr. Youness Scally

Youness is a Co-Founder of Everybody Solar and proudly serves as the organizations first Executive Director. Youness guides Everybody Solar to run efficiently and grow its impact in bringing clean energy to outstanding local non-profits. His passion for clean energy and his concern for current and future generations drives his desire to expand the reach of the solar energy movement to the non-profit realm. He is a CPA with over eight years of professional experience in Financial Management and Accounting.

Director of Operations and Development

Myriam Scally

Myriam has spent her professional career working in the non-profit sector, specifically focusing on health, social justice and environmental protection. She obtained her Master in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from James Cook University in Australia and her Bachelors in Biology from the University of California San Diego. Both degrees lending themselves to her background experience ranging from working on projects in pollution prevention in Morocco to tropical disease education in Costa Rica. Myriam has been working for Everybody Solar as a volunteer since 2014. In that time, she has helped us secure funding from a number of donors, grantors and foundations. She comes to us after being the Child and Adult Care Food Program Director for Community Bridges in Santa Cruz, CA for the past 4.5 years.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 07/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Richard Marino

Elizabeth Oh

Solar Marketing Group

Youness Scally

Everybody Solar

Emmett Miranker

Civic Solar

Richard Marino

Amanda Von Almen


Ryan Hart


Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/24/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/24/2023

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  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.