Rachel Grillo

Senior Director of Development and Operations

Rachel joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2006 as development director and moved into the senior director of development & operations position in 2011. She serves as the go-to-person for solicitation of foundation and government grants, fostering relationships with major donors, creating open communication between our program staff and our constituents, as well as overseeing the development of innovative communication tools. With more than a decade of non profit experience, Rachel has led SACE’s technology and database expansion. Previously she worked with the United Way, in offices across the United States, most recently in Denver, Colorado. Originally from Miami, Rachel earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Florida State University.

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Vote for SACE

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy needs your vote! SACE entered our idea into the contest hosted by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and JustMeans.com, a partnership that created the Changing Climate Change Challenge…

News & Resources


Learn About Proposed Drilling in the Atlantic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9BKs1wQqTA The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) is pleased to host the Southeast Coastal Climate Network's (SECCN) webinar series. These webinars are your opportunity to learn about climate and energy issues…


The Natural Gas Gamble: Addressing Our Growing Reliance on Natural Gas for Electricity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw-U_ByeWkI Join Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) experts and SACE staff to discuss a new UCS analysis released in March on the implications of our growing reliance on natural gas for electricity.…


How Can We Increase Clean Energy in the Southeast through EPA's Clean Power Plan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZWpZbb2bX0 The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) continues its webinar series with a presentation on the EPA's Clean Power Plan. On June 2nd the Environmental Protection Agency released proposed standards for…