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Post: Introducing our Racial Equity and Democracy (RED) Fund

Last year, before the world went into a global pandemic response to COVID-19, Energy Foundation (EF) revised our organization’s mission, vision, and values for the first time in 30 years. We recognized and responded to the need to build stronger relationships with allies, work to better align and grow climate philanthropy, and foster an organizational … Continued

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Person: Beth Woolbright

As Grants Systems Manager, Beth provides invaluable partnership to the Grants Management team as well as Programs staff and other stakeholders in the form of training on grants processing, supporting employee onboarding efforts, documenting best practices, and improving existing processes as well as developing new processes. Beth also develops and presents trainings, documentation, and other … Continued

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Person: Nicolette Santos

Nicolette Santos supports the work of Energy Foundation’s Federal program. Serving as “air traffic control” for the program, Nicolette arranges meetings with grantees, consultants, internal colleagues, and funders; tracks and manages the program budget; reviews grant proposals; drafts reports; and communicates with grantees and funders on a variety of issues, all while keeping up to date on … Continued

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Person: Ardie Sue Francis

In her role as Accounts Payable Coordinator, Ardie is responsible for understanding all of the accounting functions of the U.S. Energy Foundation, with an emphasis on disbursements. She provides financial and administrative support by ensuring payments are processed and recorded to established policies and procedures across multiple systems in an efficient, timely, and accurate manner.  … Continued

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Person: Sandy Carter

Sandy Carter supports the work of the Clean Power Program by arranging meetings with grantees, consultants, and funders; tracking and managing the program budget; reviewing grant proposals; drafting reports; and communicating with grantees and funders on a variety of issues. In addition to collaborating and coordinating with other teams and programs, Sandy helps to organize … Continued

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Person: Zoe Rudman

In her role as Funder Relations Coordinator, Zoe Rudman supports a variety of operations, communications, and other projects and assignments related to the cultivation, solicitation, and engagement of existing and prospective funders. In addition to working with the Strategic Partnerships team, Zoe collaborates with EF program colleagues and teams on funder-related projects and contributes to … Continued

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Person: Joseph Washington

Joseph Washington manages all invoicing for the Energy Foundation Programs Team, including receiving invoices, reviewing for accuracy and completeness, submitting and following up to ensure payments are completed. He serves as the central facilitator between the Programs team and Finance team. He also assists EF program associates with processing grants and contracts. Previously, Joseph was … Continued

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Person: Omer Farooque

Omer Farooque leads Energy Foundation’s communications strategy development and planning for both internal and external audiences in service to EF’s mission, and the field broadly. He crafts narratives and develops compelling stories to further the organization’s goals and strategies. He integrates brand and reputation management efforts with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) values into Strategic … Continued

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Post: Clean Energy Advocates Make History in Illinois

The people of Illinois have much to celebrate today as Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) into law. Members of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) are calling it “the most ambitious and equitable clean energy law in the country.” It’ll transition Illinois─the sixth-heaviest carbon emitter in the country─to 100 … Continued