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Our mission is to promote the transition to a sustainable energy future by advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy

Our Vision

With more than 25 years of experience and a proven track record, we work to build a prosperous and healthy future for everyone, powered by clean, reliable, and secure sources of energy.

A thriving clean energy industry will help grow the economy, offer workers good jobs in viable industries, strengthen national security, and keep our air and water clean and healthy—for today’s children and future generations.

Since 1991, we have supported and collaborated with grantees who provide education and analysis to promote policy solutions that build markets and opportunities for clean energy technology. Grantees include business, consumer, faith, health, labor, environmental, equity, and free-market groups, as well as policy experts, military organizations, think tanks, and universities.

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


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.


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.


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.