GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles

GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles (GLA) leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems for families with low incomes in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties, providing needed savings and giving area workers hands-on experience to find employment in the green-tech economy. Since opening in 2007, GRID Alternatives has helped over 2,000 families go solar throughout the Greater Los Angeles region. GRID Alternatives envisions a rapid, equitable transition to a world powered by renewable energy that benefits everyone, and its mission is to build community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy.

Target Population: Opportunity Youth, Veterans, Formerly Incarcerated

Eligibility: Ability to lift 50lbs or more, fall into one of our target populations, desire and willingness to learn and start a career in renewable energy or related industries.

Industry/Positions: Renewable Energy, Solar

Transitional Duration: 3 months

Location(s): South Park, Los Angeles

Contact: (310) 735-9782

District/Area: City Council District 14, Service Planning Area 4



  • 2018-2019: Project Grant Recipient*
  • 2020: LA:RISE Partner
  • 2021-2023: Growth Portfolio Member

*Past REDF program offering