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Our mission is to Secure a clean and equitable energy future to tackle the climate crisis.

Our Vision

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. 

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. For nearly 30 years, Energy Foundation has supported grantees to help educate policymakers and the general public about the benefits of a clean energy economy. Our grantees include business, health, environmental, labor, equity, community, faith, and consumer groups, as well as policy experts, think tanks, universities, and more.

We are a complex, multi-site, multicultural nonprofit organization with big plans for the future. Under the leadership of our CEO, Energy Foundation has embarked on a major strategy refresh, a prioritized commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and rapid geographic expansion. 

Our comprehensive approach advances energy efficiency and renewable energy in the power, transportation, and buildings sectors. Our programs focus on developing innovative policies and campaigns to help propel clean energy development in these sectors. The Venues team is a cross-disciplinary team of policy, communications, and campaign experts dedicated to advancing strong state and regional climate and clean energy policies. The Policy team works to deliver strategy and network support services to our issue-focused grantees and funding partners. And the Strategic Communications team develops powerful narrative and communications strategies designed to build support for our work regionally and nationwide.

Energy Foundation’s founding office is in San Francisco, CA, with regional offices in Raleigh, NC; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; and Las Vegas, NV.

Energy Foundation funds do not support legislative lobbying or electoral activities.

Our People
“I want our government to make decisions based on reducing asthma attacks for people like my sister, saving the public money by reducing air pollution-related illness and missed school and work days.”

Emily Enderle, Program Director, Northeast Campaigns

“The Midwest—my home—is a leader in opening clean energy markets and creating jobs; leveraging the region’s progress will help accelerate America’s transition to a clean energy economy.”

Ryan Werder, Program Director, Midwest Campaigns

“Western states are making great progress: Nevada recently adopted policies to restore solar markets, reduce energy demand, incentivize electric vehicles, and support clean energy financing.”

Katie McCormack, Program Director, West Policy

“The public will tolerate changes that allow the EPA to meet its mandated goals more efficiently and effectively. They will not tolerate changes that threaten their health or the precious environment.”

William Ruckelshaus, Former Energy Foundation Board Member, First EPA Administrator

Our Partners
Our Values

Partnership

It is critical that we build a safer, cleaner, and more equitable future for all, and philanthropy has a vital role to play. With our network of allies and grantees, we advance clean energy policies, strengthen our economy, and introduce cutting-edge solutions.

Transparency

We pride ourselves on being transparent about our work and what we expect from grantees. All of our grant information and financial information for the last three years is posted and available on our website via 990s.

Innovation

We seek innovative solutions and use technological best practices across all aspects of our work as we seek to make clean energy relevant to a wider range of allies.