Here are some common questions about the Energy Foundation and our funding priorities. Send other questions to energyfund@ef.org.

What types of efforts does the Energy Foundation fund? Where do you work?

We support education and analysis to promote policy solutions that advance renewable energy and energy efficiency in the U.S. and China. Our program officers identify potential funding opportunities in accordance with our program strategies. We do not accept unsolicited proposals or letters of inquiry.

In the U.S., the Public Engagement Program builds broad national and state support for strong climate and clean energy policy goals pursued by the Buildings, Transportation, Power, and Climate programs. In China, we support work in the sectors of clean power, environmental management, industry, low-carbon development, sustainable cities, and transportation, as well as strategic communications.

We do not support research and development of specific technologies; the commercialization of clean energy inventions; energy-related general education projects; or planning, renovation, maintenance, retrofit, or purchase of buildings, nor the purchase of equipment—even when the goal is to save energy.

Where can I find information about energy efficiency-related rebates, incentives, or financing offered in my area?

You may visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy at for information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. For links to state energy offices, visit the National Association of State Energy Officials. You may also visit your state or local public utility commission’s website to see if any rebates or incentives are offered.

Do you have internships available?

We do not offer internships at this time.

Do you offer scholarships?

We do not offer scholarships.