Ways to Give

WRI takes great steps to show you that we are accountable, transparent, and financially healthy because your support is important. WRI regularly receives top ratings from today’s charity watchdogs. We are particularly proud of the fact that we’ve earned for the 10th consecutive year, Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating. Only 1% of the charities evaluated have achieved this level. Charity Navigator is America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

The Annual Fund: Make a Gift

Gifts from individuals and family foundations provide a pool of critical unrestricted funds that support WRI’s daily operations. These unrestricted dollars support ongoing activities ranging from research and analysis to the outreach needed to put our products in the hands of decision makers around the world. The Annual Fund also provides support for new initiatives each year.

  • Make an Annual Gift: Support WRI with a tax-deductible contribution.
  • Make a Matching Gift: Many companies match gifts made by employees to non-profit organizations. Increase the impact of your gift by asking your employer to match your contributions to WRI. WRI’s Tax ID # is 52-1257057.
  • Make a Recurring Gift: Support WRI with a monthly, quarterly, or annually recurring gift. Each January WRI will send a tax receipt confirming your total contributions made during the previous calendar year.

Sustainer’s Circle: Become a Member

Join the Sustainer’s Circle: The Sustainer’s Circle is a group of individuals whose support of $1,000 or more helps WRI respond to emerging opportunities, seed new work and invest in innovation. Members are invited to informative, exciting events and briefings, and receive weekly updates on WRI’s work.

Stock, Bonds & Mutual Funds

When you donate securities held longer than one year, you avoid paying capital gains taxes and receive a charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock. Additionally, gifts of appreciated assets are deductible up to 30% of your adjusted gross income, and any excess may be carried over for use in future tax years. Gifts of securities such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds may be made electronically by completing a Securities Transfer Form, or by instructing your broker to send the securities via Depository Trust Company (DTC) to:

Gifts of Stock and Bonds

Gifts of Mutual Funds

WRI’s Account:
Brokerage Firm: Goldman Sachs & Co.
Account Name: World Resources Institute
Account Number: 030472229
Financial Advisor: WRI Goldman Sachs Team
Telephone Number: 202.585.6711
DTC Number: 0005

Reference: Donor Name (Including your name will ensure the gift is properly acknowledged.)

IN YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE TRANSFER OF SECURITIES PLEASE CONTACT 202.585.6711.

WRI’s Account:
Brokerage Firm: SunTrust Investment Services
Account Name: World Resources Institute
Account Number: DFL218901
Financial Advisor: Tom Parker
Telephone Number: 404.825.2696
DTC Number: 0226

Reference: Donor Name (Including your name will ensure the gift is properly acknowledged.)

IN YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE TRANSFER OF SECURITIES PLEASE CONTACT 404.825.2696.

TO ENSURE PROPER CREDIT, PLEASE NOTIFY US WHEN YOU MAKE A GIFT:

Jon Akpapunam
Development Operations Coordinator
Phone: (202) 729-7641
Fax: (202) 729-7610

Planned & Estate Gifts

To leave a gift to WRI in your will or trust, please use the following language: 

For a specific bequest:

I give and bequeath unto the World Resources Institute, tax ID# 52-1257057, the sum of $_____ to be used for general charitable purposes.

For a residuary bequest:

I give and bequeath ___% of my residuary estate to the World Resources Institute, tax ID# 52-1257057, to be used for its general charitable purposes.

For a designated or endowed bequest:

I give and bequeath unto the World Resources Institute, tax ID# 52-1257057, (the sum of $)/(% of my residuary estate) to be used by it for [state designation or purpose]. In the event the purpose for which this bequest has been designated or restricted can no longer be accomplished, I direct that it be used by the World Resources Institute for such similar charitable purposes as it shall determine. 

Wire & Bank Information

Please e-mail Jennifer LeBlanc to obtain wire transfer information needed by your bank. Thank you for your support.

Contact Us

Email us or call 202-729-7600

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