Focus Areas

Shell Foundation creates and scales business solutions to two major barriers to poverty alleviation: access to energy and sustainable mobility. Our geographical focus is on Africa and Asia, where issues such as access to energy and mobility are major obstacles to sustainable development.

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


Shell Foundation supports the growth of gender-inclusive businesses that equitably enhance access to energy and transport to alleviate poverty, in the believe that equitable access makes businesses and our global society stronger.

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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