May 26, 2020

25x25 Electricity Access Acceleration Collaborative Project Among Finalists for Grant

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

New York, NY— The “25x25: End Energy Poverty Faster” project, submitted by the 25x25 Electricity Access Acceleration Collaborative, was among the top contenders for a $100,000 philanthropic grant selected as part of a unique joint program with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Columbia Business School’s Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, Lever for Change announced today. Proposals for the program were selected after a thorough review of the “Top 100,” the highest scoring proposals in the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world's most critical social challenges

The 25x25 Electricity Access Acceleration Collaborative is comprised of the Duke University Energy Access Project, Hivos, New Energy Nexus, Practical Action and Power for All. The group’s proposal consisted of detailed plans to challenge the energy-as-usual development—including legacy policy and finance frameworks--that slow the pace of clean energy access. The 25x25 Collaborative’s ultimate goal is to accelerate the achievement of SDG7, ensuring access for all to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy by 2030. More information can be found at