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Manuel Guerrero

Program Lead, Fossil Fuels

Manuel Guerrero is a member of the Fossil Fuels Program team. Serving as “air traffic control” for this program, Manuel coordinates meetings with grantees, consultants, and funders; tracks and manages the program budget; reviews grant proposals; drafts reports; and communicates with grantees and funders on a variety of issues. In addition to collaborating and coordinating with other teams and programs, Manuel also organizes convenings with U.S. Energy Foundation partners and grantees, and also contributes to institutional efforts.

Prior to joining U.S. Energy Foundation, Manuel worked at Hispanics in Philanthropy, where he managed a grantwriting and reporting portfolio spanning migration, gender and racial equity, and economic development. He was also a consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), where he conducted research on sustainable manufacturing practices and building sustainable cities in China and Southeast Asia. During his graduate studies, Manuel held internships at ISC’s Beijing office, providing research support for the Low Emissions Cities Alliance, and at the City of Evanston, where he helped implement a new energy benchmarking ordinance. Manuel is a former Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Fellow, and in 2021 he was selected as a Clean Energy Leadership Institute Fellow.