EIN 94-3126848

The Energy Foundation

IRS 501(c) type
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Z99: Unknown
The Energy Foundation strives to achieve greenhouse gas emissions neutrality, world-class air quality, energy access, and green growth through transforming energy and optimizing economic structure. In 2022, it granted to organizations and institutions that made gains in the transition to a clean energy economy through education and analysis, including achievements such as clean vehicle growth and the advancement of renewable energy technologies.
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Program areas at The Energy Foundation

In 2022, The Energy Foundation granted to organizations and institutions that, through education and analysis, made gains in The transition to a clean Energy economy. Achievements included (but were not limited to) clean vehicle growth, The advancement of renewable Energy technologies, progress in low carbon growth planning, The development of sustainable cities, and an increase in The efficiency of energy-intensive enterprises. In order to support its grantmaking in china, The Energy Foundation's expenditures in 2022 included The salary and benefits of around 70 staff members, office rental, equipment charges, and other expenses related to maintaining The Foundation's beijing program office. The Foundation administers its foreign branch in china.

Grants made by The Energy Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Rocky Mountain InstituteTo Support Education and Analysis To Advance Climate Leadership, To Support Education and Analysis To Advance Low Carbon Cities, and To Support Education, Analysis and Outreach To Build A Clean Energy Future$900,000
International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)To Support Education and Outreach To Build A Clean Energy Future, To Promote Education, Analysis for the Alternative Refrigerant and Energy-Saving Technology, To Achieve the Goals of Carbon Neutrality and Emission Peaking Goals, and To Support Education and Analysis To Promote Electric Vehicles$480,000
Regents of the University of California at BerkeleyTo Support Education and Analysis To Advance Climate Leadership and To Support Education, Analysis and Outreach To Build A Clean Energy Future$400,000
...and 10 more grants made

Who funds The Energy Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Climate Imperative FoundationTo Support Analysis and Education About Clean and Healthy Cities, A Safe Climate Future and Clean and Healthy Transportation Policies$18,500,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$13,226,500
William and Flora Hewlett FoundationFor General Operating Support$8,000,000
...and 13 more grants received

Personnel at The Energy Foundation

Ji ZouBoard Member$283,978
Zou JiChief Executive Officer$440,761
Brian StanleySenior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer$11,042
Fang YuweiChief Operating Officer and Treasurer$77,429
Mary Skelton RobertsSenior Vice President, Programs
...and 34 more key personnel

Financials for The Energy Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$56,746,087
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$800,424
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$332,385
Total revenues$57,878,896

Form 990s for The Energy Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-14990View PDF
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2020-122021-11-15990View PDF
2019-122021-03-02990View PDF
2018-122020-02-13990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 19, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 17, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
January 11, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
December 28, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 5 new vendors, including , , , , and
December 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $23,327,000 from Climate Imperative Foundation
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General information
55 Second St 24th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
Website URL
(415) 561-6700
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Z99: Z99
NAICS code, primary
813311: Human Rights Organizations
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