Focus Areas

Shell Foundation creates and scales business solutions to poverty alleviation, concentrating its funding on access to energy in Africa and Asia, where lack of access is a major obstacle to sustainable development.

We support enterprises and institutions working to provide energy and transport products and services suitable for several use-cases:

How do we support our portfolio?

We have developed a high-touch support model to create lasting impact at scale. 75–80% of our grants support initiatives that are progressing to scale and sustainability (compared with under 20% in our early years as a conventional grant maker).

Find our more about our approach