ELEEP was launched with a grant from the European Union's External Action Service.
Since its founding, it has received additional financial support from the European Union as well as supporting grants from the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Allianz Foundation of North America.
Other groups that have supported ELEEP include:
- the German Foreign Office,
- the U.S. State Department,
- the World Future Council,
- the American Clean Skies Foundation
- and the Sopris Foundation.