Funder: Energy Foundation; Opportunity: 2012 program grants; Funding Focus: Advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy policy in the United States; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Grant amounts vary based on the quality and quantity of applications received; Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: The Energy Foundation is focused on advancing energy efficiency in the United States. The foundation's grantmaking programs include support for: efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the utility industry; policies to increase the energy efficiency of U.S. homes and businesses; policies that reduce vehicle pollution and oil consumption; national policies to cap and reduce carbon pollution; and sustainable energy programs.
Although the foundation does not fund community energy projects, it will support regional efforts. It's best to start with a brief letter of inquiry.
Info: www.ef.org/app_guidelines.cfm, 301 Battery St., Floor 5, San Francisco, CA 94111; 415/561-6700.