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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.

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 States and Regions program is a cross-disciplinary team of policy, communications, and campaign experts dedicated to advancing strong state and regional climate and clean energy policies. The National 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.

At EF, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are top organizational commitments. We are working daily to uproot racism and other forms of oppression and create equitable systems that support people to flourish. We aim to bring humility, transparency, respect, and an appreciation for others’ lived experiences to our interactions with colleagues, grantees, and partners. 

EF is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and our more than 100 staff members are based in locations throughout the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Western regions, where they can best serve our programs, partners, operations, and other functions. 

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, Senior Regional Director, Northeast

“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, Senior Advisor

“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

Our Partners

Our Values

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.

Transformational Impact

We are ambitious in our pursuit to deliver game-changing, durable, clean energy outcomes for all.


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 work together across our networks, stakeholders, funders, and internal and external teams through respect, authentic relationships, openness, and collaboration.