True South Solar supports the Southern Oregon Community

Our Southern Oregon Community

True South Solar has been a community supporter from Day One. Since Eric and Shawn started the business in 2010, True South has contributed many thousands of dollars to local community groups. Over the past 5 years, we’ve committed more than $50,000 in donations supporting local nonprofits. We also encourage team members to volunteer. We hope you’ll join us in supporting the important organizations that help form the patchwork quilt that is Southern Oregon.

Volunteering in the Community

Rianna and Steve volunteer for Vesper Meadows, part of True South's commitment to the Southern Oregon Community.
Rianna and Steve volunteer for Vesper Meadows, helping them build a camas lily demonstration area.

True South Solar team members are encouraged to volunteer with a local nonprofit organization at least once a year. We love seeing our team members out in the community, helping ensure that Southern Oregon is a great place to live. Our team was part of the effort to help local residents rebuild after the 2020 Almeda Fire, helping distribute clothing, supplies, and other donations to area residents in need. We also volunteer at local food banks to help provide nourishing meals for those in need.

Do you know of an organization that could use some volunteer labor? Please let us know! We’re always looking for new opportunities to help our community. You can send us an email or call us at (800) 947-1187.

Organizations We Support:

Asante Foundation

Established in 1973, the Asante Foundation is committed to transforming the quality and scope of health care in Southern Oregon. They work in partnership with the community to meet the growing needs of the region. Through fundraising, community engagement and events, they raise awareness, and most importantly, funds. Community involvement is crucial, not only for enhancing local health care, but also for creating a critical health infrastructure to support a healthy, thriving community for years to come. You can find out more about the Asante Foundation and their current fundraising campaign, asante forward, on their website.

Ashland High School Snowboard Team

The Ashland High School Snowboard Team is a group of student-athletes who compete at the Oregon State level in slopestyle, half pipe, boardercross, and banked slalom. They regularly win statewide contests and we are happy to support them as they grow and develop as a team. Find out more about them and watch their success on Instagram.

Mt. Ashland Ski Area

Mt. Ashland Ski Area’s lodge was built in 1964.

The Mt. Ashland Ski Area is the Rogue Valley’s winter destination. Located just minutes from Medford and Ashland, the community ski area is dedicated to serving the entire Rogue Valley with affordable skiing and snowboarding. It is owned and operated by the nonprofit Mt. Ashland Association.

True South Solar is a long-time sponsor of Mt. Ashland’s Weather Station, which provides up-to-the-minute weather information as well as forecasts. We love spending our winter months at Mt. Ashland – we’ll see you on the hill!

Mt. Ashland SkiMo Summit

The Mt. Ashland SkiMo Summit is a celebration of human powered skiing and snowboarding in the heart of the Siskiyou Mountains in Southern Oregon. The event begins at the Mt. Ashland Ski Lodge and the course meanders through the Mt. Ashland Ski Area and Klamath National Forest lands. SkiMo (short for Ski Mountaineering) is now an Olympic sport, and backcountry skiing and snowboarding is the fastest-growing sector of the skiing industry. Please join us in February for a spectacular day, connecting with fellow backcountry enthusiasts, and testing your fitness at the Mt. Ashland SkiMo Summit!

Oregon Solar + Storage Industries Association

The Oregon Solar + Storage Industries Association (OSSIA) is Oregon’s trade association founded in 1981 to promote clean, renewable, solar technologies. OSSIA members include businesses, non-profit groups, and other solar industry stakeholders.

They provide a unified and respected voice of the solar industry and focus exclusively on the solar value chain; from workforce development to permitting, advocacy, policy, and regulation for residential, commercial, community, and utility scale solar projects on the local, state and regional level.

True South Solar worked with OSSIA to develop Oregon-specific solar industry training and apprenticeship programs.

Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association

The Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association is a nonprofit organization that True South Solar supports each year. Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association’s mission is to build and maintain a world-class system of mountain bike trails that support and enhance the physical, mental and economic health of Rogue Valley communities. One of RVMBA’s main goals is to help improve access for mountain bikers of all ages and skill levels.

Rogue Valley Earth Day

Rogue Valley Earth Day is an annual event that celebrates the local efforts we’re all making towards environmental sustainability. The event is held at Scienceworks! in Ashland and at the adjacent Southern Oregon University urban farm in Ashland. Join us at this event for live music at the Thalden Pavillion, workshops, demonstrations, and more!

Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market

Visit your weekly local farmers market to support our local farmers and crafters.

The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market hosts weekly markets across our region each week. With Markets in Medford and Ashland, the organization provides an essential place for local farmers and artisans to sell their wares.

The vendors are our neighboring farmers, ranchers, specialty food producers and handcraft artisans. They bring products sourced from Jackson, Josephine and Siskiyou Counties every week at the markets.

They host three open-air markets per week — March through November in Ashland and Medford — and invite the community and the many visitors to Southern Oregon to come enjoy these vibrant fresh-air markets offering the finest in locally grown produce, plants and flowers, along with specialty foods, cheese, meat, baked goods, and hand-made arts and crafts. Please find out more about their work on their website.

Talent Maker City

Talent Maker City is a nonprofit organization based in Talent, Oregon, working to build a more connected, prosperous, and resilient community through hands-on creativity and innovative STEAM-based learning. In an effort to bring hope and vitality back to downtown Talent, TMC purchased property in an area devastated by the 2020 Almeda Fire. They are planning to build a state-of-the-art 8,000 sq. ft. community makerspace to serve the entire Southern Oregon region. You can find out more about the building plans, their upcoming events, and more on their website.