Join us in building sustainably for life

When Southface was founded in 1978, energy efficiency wasn’t yet considered an environmental issue. Now, through the generosity of our annual supporters, Southface has grown to help eliminate nearly 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions from our environment through work initiated annually.

Your gift supports Southface’s bold goal: by 2030, eliminate 100 million metric tons of CO2e emissions through annual programming.


Our work today directly impacts tomorrow

As we look forward, one thing is clear: our work today is just as important as it was 46 years ago. Since 1978, carbon emissions have increased by nearly 16% in the U.S., with buildings and construction responsible for 47% of carbon emissions globally.

Other Ways to Give

Donor Advised Funds

Recommend grants to Southface Energy Institute through your donor-advised fund and help us to continue to ensure our vision of a healthy environment for us all, achieved and sustained by innovation and equity in the communities we build together.

You can recommend a gift to Southface by contacting your fund administrator, by making a grant recommendation online, or using Southface’s DAF Direct widget:


Planned Giving

Southface’s Cornerstone Society honors and recognizes donors who have made plans to leave a legacy for Southface by including the organization in their estate plans.

It can be a gift of cash, assets or retirement funds, of a specific amount or a remaining percentage of the estate.

If you are a current supporter of Southface, a gift from your estate will enable your enthusiasm for our mission to endure and possibly facilitate greater giving than you thought possible.

If you are interested in learning more about the Cornerstone Society and planned giving opportunities, our team would be happy to meet with you to talk about the organization’s longterm vision and the variety of ways to support our mission and work.

For more information about Southface’s Cornerstone Society, please contact

Stock Giving

To make the gift, your broker can transfer the stock directly to our account at Merrill Lynch. The gift is tax deductible, and you will not pay capital gains tax on any stock you transfer. After the transfer is complete, please contact the Southface office at 404-872-3549 to let us know about your gift!

The account number is 706-06458, and our DTC# is 8862. The title on the account is Southface Energy Institute Inc.

If you have any questions, please contact

Tax Information

Southface Energy Institute is the Southeast’s oldest tax-exempt charitable organization (tax ID number 58-1357547) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Donate by Mail

Attn: Advancement | Southface Energy Institute | 241 Pine Street, Atlanta, GA 30308

Contact Us

For additional information and questions, please email us at

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