Since 1979, the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy (CFEE) has connected labor, business, local government and environmental leaders with elected officials and policymakers to facilitate solutions-oriented and nonpartisan dialogue on California's fundamental challenges.
Discussion forums and study travel projects focused on energy, water, housing, transportation, telecommunications & technology, and the circular economy are designed to maximize engagement and collaboration to move the needle on complex public policy
CFEE has convened more than 160 domestic policy conferences, 60 international study tours, and hundreds of workshops, meetings, and seminars. We make California a better place to live and be successful.
Former Secretary of Defense
and Chairman, Panetta Institute
of Public Policy
“CFEE is an important organization that fulfills a critical public policy goal – nonpartisan engagement and discussions on energy and environmental issues essential to a prosperous California."
California State Treasurer
"If you're a policymaker or an elected official seeking to learn more about the state's core challenges and how to pragmatically pursue viable solutions, CFEE is an indispensable resource."
Natural Resources Defense Council
"If there's any complex and seemingly intractable threat to California’s environment and economy that would not benefit from CFEE’s engagement, I've never encountered it.”
California State Assemblymember
"CFEE adds value by bringing together different groups that normally aren't at the same table."
CFEE's 40+ Year Impact