U.S. Energy Foundation (EF) is a partnership of philanthropies focused on securing a clean and equitable energy future to tackle the climate crisis. Since 1991, Energy Foundation grantees have made significant progress in the largest-emitting sectors of the economy in the states with the greatest potential for carbon abatement.
We envision a healthy, safe, equitable economy powered by clean energy. We believe a thriving clean energy economy can create sustainable opportunities, spur innovation, and protect our climate—for today and future generations.
We believe that targeted analysis and effective advocacy can inspire leaders to make policy choices that accelerate the growth of clean energy markets and technology deployment, growing the economy equitably with dramatically less pollution.
Our goal is to reduce energy-related carbon emissions by over one-third by 2030 compared to a 2005 baseline, putting the U.S. on a trajectory toward an 80 percent carbon reduction consistent with long-term climate protection. To do this, we invest to transform every sector of America’s energy economy and in every region of the country.
Energy Foundation supports education and analysis to promote non-partisan policy solutions that advance renewable energy and energy efficiency while opening doors to greater innovation and productivity—growing the economy with dramatically less pollution.
Energy Foundation funds do not support legislative lobbying or electoral activities.
We lead with our values in every aspect of our work. We strive to be transparent and hold ourselves accountable to all people and living things.
We work together across our networks, stakeholders, funders, and internal and external teams through respect, authentic relationships, openness, and collaboration.
We develop and sustain a diverse and inclusive organization where collaboration is core to how we partner and work.
We support employees, grantees, and advocates by providing resources to help address unjust, historical barriers based on race, gender, culture, and identity.
We prioritize curiosity and risk-taking, with open dialogue to inspire growth and innovation.
We are ambitious in our pursuit to deliver game-changing, durable, clean energy outcomes for all.