Programs & grants

The Energy Foundation’s nonprofit mission is to serve the public interest by helping to build a strong, clean energy economy. Nonpartisan and pragmatic, we support energy policy discussions with timely education and analyses. Our staff of energy experts use their experience and industry knowledge to make grants to organizations that are working to show the benefits of a clean energy future. The following section shows, program by program for the U.S. and China, the number of grants made, number of recipients, and dollars granted in 2014.

Total grantmaking 2014




U.s. power

U.S. Public Engagement 

U.S. Buildings

U.S. Transportation

U.S. Climate

China Sustainable Cities

China Industry

CHINA Renewable Energy

China Electric Utilities

CHINA Environmental Management

China Buildings

CHINA low-carbon development

CHINA transportation

  1. All numbers are net of EF program expenses and overhead.
  2. Does not include foundation-initiated contracts.