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About Us

Invest in Our Future supports philanthropic organizations to mobilize funds to ensure that unprecedented federal clean energy investments strengthen communities across the country, reduce pollution and transform our economy.

The Opportunity

Three recently passed pieces of landmark legislation – the Inflation Reduction Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and CHIPS and Science Act – provide significant opportunities to strengthen communities through investments in a clean energy economy.

These new laws are expected to catalyze $1 trillion in public and private investment at a pivotal moment for our nation.

Unfortunately, tapping into these federal investments can be a complex and challenging process for communities. Some might be unaware of their eligibility for funding or lack the capacity to apply and could miss out on the benefits of these historic investments, particularly rural and lower income communities, communities of color, Tribal nations and energy communities. Compounding the challenge, the U.S. also faces a shortage of skilled workers and a complex approval process for clean energy projects that could stall progress.

Created by leading economic development, climate, and clean energy experts and experienced philanthropic donors, Invest in Our Future is bridging the gap between federal investments and communities so everyone – no matter who they are or where they come from – benefits.


Our Vision

Invest in Our Future brings together philanthropic organizations around a collective effort to ensure that the clean energy economy benefits all Americans.

Ensuring all communities have the ability to access federal funding

We fund experienced partners who can support communities to plan for clean energy projects in their neighborhoods and regions, and ensure they can access federal funding for those projects.

Empowering high potential, locally led initiatives

What works in one community may not work in another. We support communities in developing the solutions that work best for them.

Bringing the philanthropic community together to advance a clean energy economy

Invest in Our Future helps coordinate across philanthropic organizations, provides guidance to partners, and also directly funds efforts with high potential to advance a clean energy economy.

Our Partners Include