The lack of affordable and reliable energy negatively impacts the economic and social development of the world. 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity but extending the grid to meet the demand is not a cost effective solution and would be done at the detriment to the planet. The last decade has produced significant technological advances in renewable energy sources decreasing the cost to build and distribute clean energy. We are at a tipping point to scale affordable clean energy bringing the energy poor into the light.
Osprey supports innovation and development in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and cutting-edge technology. Providing energy to the underserved, ultimately fosters economic growth, minority empowerment, and reversal of climate change. Grantmakers have a unique opportunity to take risks where others cannot and Osprey leverages this opportunity by granting to a comprehensive portfolio covering a spectrum of risk. The risk profile includes everything from advocacy organizations, for profit enterprises, to prize competitions. The energy access work spans Africa, India, and Latin America as well as national policy efforts.
Acumen utilizes donations to invest in companies, leaders, and ideas. Their proven patient capital model has impacted over 100 million lives.
Livelyhoods provides slums access to life changing products, such as clean cook stoves and solar lanterns, through training a sales force of youth and women.