Climate Change Investment Initiative (2c2i) Energy Education & Workforce Development Employee Engagement
Climate Change Investment
Initiative (2c2i)
Energy Education &
Workforce Development
Employee Engagement
Application FAQs
Activating Innovation for Social
Purpose in our Communities
Activating Innovation
for Social Purpose
in our Communities
Application Process
Application Process
Applications for the next 2c2i cohort are currently being accepted. Applications are due no later than September 23rd, 2022.For best consideration, please apply early.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis to determine which companies will move forward to present at pitch events. Exelon expects to notify winners of the pitch competition and complete due diligence and transaction structuring in the first half of 2023.

Additional details on the process are included in the following FAQ’s.
Applications for the next 2c2i cohort are currently being accepted. Applications are due no later than September 23rd, 2022.For best consideration, please apply early.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis to determine which companies will move forward to present at pitch events. Exelon expects to notify winners of the pitch competition and complete due diligence and transaction structuring in the first half of 2023.

Additional details on the process are included in the following FAQ’s.
FAQ's
FAQ's
What are the criteria for the Climate Change Investment Initiative?
Below are the criterias for the Climate Change Investment Initiative:
  • Sustainability: The extent to which the company demonstrates a clear and measurable tie to either climate change mitigation of GHG emissions
    and/or adaptation to specific climate change threats in-line with the city climate goals/initiatives.
  • Exelon Territories: The extent to which the company is headquartered, operating in, or plans to operate in an Exelon utility market.
  • Local Community Connection: The extent to which the company will engage with the local community while reducing climate change impacts
    and/or increase community resilience.
  • Environmental & Social Justice: The extent to which the company addresses climate change needs with a focus on environmental and social
    justice populations, including designated disadvantaged and underserved communities
  • Minority and/or Women: The extent to which the company leadership team is comprised of women and/or minorities and/or intentional efforts toward or plans
    around workforce diversity and inclusion of disadvantaged communities (i.e. minorities, women, ex-offenders, etc.) exist and are made explicit.
  • Product: The extent to which the company has an innovative product/service or solution with a clear and differentiated value proposition.
  • Market: The extent to which there is a big clearly defined market that creates the opportunity for large impact and returns. (i.e. Megatons of carbon mitigated)
  • Team: The extent to which the company has a strong leadership team capable of and committed to executing the company’s vision.
  • Traction: The extent to which the company has customers, funding, and/or other indicators inspiring confidence in their ability to achieve stated business plans/goals and can execute on impact initiative with community stakeholders.
  • Stage Alignment with 2c2i: The extent to which the company is at an early enough stage where 2c2i financial and in-kind services investment is meaningful.
What is the average size investment?
The minimum individual investment amount is are $100,000 but investments can range up to $300,000.
How will the investment be structured?
The Exelon Foundation will make investments utilizing different transaction structures as deemed suitable. Options will include direct common equity,
preference shares, debt and convertible securities including SAFE Notes.
Where can I find the city-specific climate change and sustainability plans?
Below are links to the various climate change and sustainability plans by market.
If my business is located outside of Exelon’s metropolitan markets, will we still be eligible?
Businesses can be located outside of the six markets, but the work needs to impact one of them.
Are non-profit organizations eligible to apply?
Non-profit organizations are not eligible to apply to the 2c2i program.
Who do I contact with questions regarding the program criteria?
Who should I contact if I am having technical problems with the on-line application?
Please send any inquiries to exelonfoundation@exeloncorp.com and someone will respond within 1-2 business days. Questions can also be addressed to
Jaden Lynn at Freshwater Advisors at jaden@FreshwaterAdvisors.com .