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About Us

The Equitable Building Electrification Fund Governance Assembly 

A group of individuals and organizational partners have provided leadership, thought partnership, and funding resources in the development of the

Equitable Building Electrification Fund.

The community practitioner and philanthropic partners worked together to center equity and people in the removal of fossil fuels from buildings and collectively developed Principles of Transformative Partnership and a Governance Structure for the EBE Fund to meet that intent.


These partners created a new participatory funding mechanism to build power for community controlled funds and meaningfully transform the homes of millions of Americans living in frontline communities.

Meet The Fund Collaborators:
Governance Assembly & Staff 

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Senior Program Officer 

Kresge Foundation

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Chief Executive Officer, RE-AMP 


Director of Policy, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Executive Director

Alliance for Affordable Energy

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West Coast Director, Elevate Energy 


Executive Director

Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition

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Senior Program Officer, Builders Initiative


Interim Program Director, Initiative for Energy Justice

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Executive Director, Equitable Building Electrification Fund: A Collaboration for Frontline Communities

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Program Officer, Climate and Clean Energy Program, Heising-Simons Foundation

Executive Director

Merck Family Fund

Emeritus Governance Assembly Members

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Director of Advocacy and Organizing  

Association for Energy Affordability 


Visiting Scholar at New School

Tishman School of Design


Director of Energy Equity Strategies

Rocky Mountain Institute

In Memoriam

Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives  

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

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