WRI 2018 Funding Commitments
Donors who provided total contributions between $500,000 - $100,000 in Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018)
This list totals just over $132M, which represents 96% of funds raised in FY18. The text associated with each donor describes the major bodies of work supported and may represent multiple contributions.
Open Society Foundations
Strengthening the Right to Information for People and the Environment (STRIPE)
Linden Trust for Conservation
Advancing carbon dioxide removal (CDR) in the United States by assessing which technologies and approaches hold the most promise for impact at scale, and identifying policy advocacy priorities for scaling priority technologies; carbon pricing; general support.
Sustainable Investing Initiative
Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), Greenhouse Gas Protoco (GHGP) & Renewable Natural Gas (RNG).
Development of the AI for Earth Innovation Fund, addressing restoration, deforestaion, air quality, GHG emissions, and urban tree cover.
Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust
WRI Clean Energy Innovation Project, an intiative to develop and disseminate an affirmative vision for US grid decarbonization, develop improved market designs to support deep decarbonization, and help build support for energy innovation policy.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Beijing Congestion Charging Project; support for US-China Track II Dialogue on Energy, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development
SIDA-Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN
New Climate Economy (NCE)
Swedish PostCode Foundation
Crowdfunding monitoring system to support communities in restoring their land for food, water, and energy security
The Alexander Foundation
Acacia Conservation Fund
Environmental Protection Agency of Sweden
New Climate Economy (NCE)
We Mean Business
Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi); analyzing the interplay between climate action by businesses to understand how stronger NDCs can unlock bolder private sector action.
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
Science Based Targets for financial institutions; Corporate Consultative Group (CCG)
United Nations Foundation
New Climate Economy (NCE) and Global Climate Action Summit
The Walmart Foundation
Food Loss and Waste and Clean Power Council
WRI's President's Fund
Forestry Development Authority of Liberia
Liberia Forest Atlas
Green Climate Fund
Study on Green Climate Fund's climate change adaptation approach.
National Geographic Society
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Food Loss and Waste Protocol; Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
United Nations Environment Programme
Report on national laws and regulations addressing plastic pollution, particularly in marine and costal ecosystems; development of Guidance Resources on use of the Global Nutrient Management Toolbox.
Federal Office for the Environment of Switzerland
Climate Watch and Power Explorer
Sall Family Foundation
Support for the adoption of measures to address short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) to increase ambition in commitments to the Paris Agreement.
Climate and Land Use Alliance
Shifting Diets, an initiative linked to Better Buying Lab; Cool Food Pledge; restoration work in India.
International Land Coalition
Land restoration and environmental defenders work; LandMark.
French Development Agency
Helping agencies produce concrete deliverables in the context of the global climate change and sustainable development agendas of 2015 and beyond.
Japan International Cooperation Agency
Support for climate and climate finance research, including climate mainstreaming in development finance institutions, engaging institutional investors on climate, long-term climate strategies and NDC enhancement.
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Support for a high-level water stewardship position statement and enterprise-wide water goals that respond to business risks and represent leadership in corporate water stewardship; Corporate Consultative Group (CCG).
Growald Family Fund
Combining a global dataset of power impacts on water supplies, Power Watch Water, with national-level engagement to turn information into action; analysis on thermal power plants in India – responsible for over 80 percent of the country’s electricity production--to support India's commitments to expanding electricity access for all, and achieving a rapid transition to renewable energy.
Wildlife Conservation Society
Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE)
Energy access in Kenya
Technical assistance in Latin American cities.
Shell Global Solutions International BV
Advisory services to provide input into Shell's sustainability strategy; Corporate Consultative Group (CCG).
The Moses Ginsberg Family Foundation
WRI Ross Cities Prize
WRI Ross Cities Prize
Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment of Ireland
United Nations Global Compact
Underwriters Laboratories Inc
Support for work to reduce bus road crashes in India.
Energy Foundation China
Support for China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) capacity building and outreach on environmental and development issues.
Clean Power Council; Science Based Targets (SBTi)