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|Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:49 pm Post subject: Energy Foundation Programs to Address Energy Problems
|Energy Foundation Offers Funding for Policy Programs to
Address Energy Problems
The Energy Foundation ( http://www.ef.org/ ) is a partnership of
major donors interested in solving the world's energy problems.
The foundation's mission is to advance energy efficiency and
renewable energy -- essential components of a clean energy
The foundation's primary role is as a grantmaker, providing
resources to the institutions that most effectively leverage
change. The foundation also takes direct action, such as com-
missioning papers or convening meetings, to address unmet needs.
The foundation's geographic focus is the United States and China,
with special emphasis on regional initiatives. The foundation
makes grants in the areas of Power, Building, Transportation,
Generally, the foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations
classified as 501(c)(3) public charities. The foundation is un-
able to make grants directly to individuals does not support
local projects, unless they have been consciously designed for
further replication or have broad regional or national implica-
tions. The foundation also is unable to fund the research and
development of technology (e.g., funds to develop hybrid auto-
mobiles or commercialization of an invention).
The foundation's board of directors meets three times a year (the
first week of March, the third week of June, and the first week
of November). The foundation accepts proposals on a continuous
basis. There are no specific deadlines. In order to consider a
proposal for inclusion in a specific docket, the foundation needs
to receive proposals approximately twelve weeks in advance of the
next board meeting.
Visit the Energy Foundation Web site for specific information on
the foundation's funding priorities and application procedures.