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Are You Ready for Better Energy?

The Great Plains Institute’s work throughout the energy system enables consumers to drive electric, powers the workforce with more employment opportunities in the energy sector, reduces carbon emissions, shapes policies, charges the electric grid with low-carbon energy, and fosters new ideas. For the last 20 years, we’ve worked on energy solutions that strengthen our communities, grow the economy, and improve lives while reducing emissions.

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We Can Solve Our Energy Challenges, But We Can’t Do It Alone

Our donors understand the importance of implementing an energy system that benefits the economy and the environment. Our shared passion for long-term impact has fueled our donors’ commitment to GPI’s work and allowed the organization to grow as one of the leading voices in shaping the future of energy locally, nationally, and globally.

At GPI, we are realists. We know that the energy challenges we face today are complex. Together with our partners and generous supporters, we can achieve better energy.


How We Are Different

At the Great Plains Institute, we understand the big picture. By focusing on the key aspects of the energy system and by taking a non-partisan approach to solving today’s challenges, we have proven that we can make a greater impact in solving some of the most pressing energy challenges.

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Every Gift Matters

Give a One-Time or Recurring Gift Today

The Great Plains Institute is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Recognition by national Nonprofit Evaluators

GPI earned the Gold Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. The award recognizes transparency and financial accountability. This seal places GPI in the top 0.5 percent of the more than two million nonprofits listed on Guidestar.

GPI earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the leading nonprofit evaluator in the US. The award demonstrates our strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. A four-star rating places GPI in the top 15 percent of nonprofits in the country.


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Invest in a Better Future

  • Enter Our Energy Investor Circles

    By supporting GPI, you’re investing in transformative solutions for a better energy future. Donors who give $1,000 or more are part of the Great Plains Institute’s Investor Circles and play a vital role in the better energy community – locally, nationally, and globally.

  • Join the Energy Legacy Society

    Join other visionaries making a profound commitment to advance a better energy future. Shape your legacy. Talk to us today about making a planned gift.

  • Double Your Impact

    Employers today are interested in supporting the philanthropic contributions of their employees and seeking ways to align employees’ personal values with those of the organization. Ask your employer if they would double the impact of your donation by matching your gift.

  • Corporate and Organizational Support

    Partnerships amplify solutions and assure impact. GPI’s success is built on collaboration, innovation, and finding common ground. We are always looking for new opportunities to partner with organizations that share our vision for a better energy system. Contact us today to explore our partnership and/or sponsorship opportunities.

  • Other Ways to Give

    Explore other ways you can support GPI and our critical work.
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Contact Director of Development Morgan Zehner at  612-767-8281 or [email protected]

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A word from our partner

“I would describe GPI in these three words: Finding common ground. That’s really what they’re known for and they do it better than anybody else.”

David Saggau, CEO at Great River Energy