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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
$468,107

Strengthening the Right to Information for People and the Environment (STRIPE)

Linden Trust for Conservation
$465,382

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.

Ford Foundation
$452,000

Sustainable Investing Initiative

UPS Foundation
$400,000

Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), Greenhouse Gas Protoco (GHGP) & Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). 

Microsoft Corporation
$400,000

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
$400,000

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
$390,000

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
$366,823

New Climate Economy (NCE)

Swedish PostCode Foundation
$366,657

Crowdfunding monitoring system to support communities in restoring their land for food, water, and energy security

The Alexander Foundation
$350,000

General support

Acacia Conservation Fund
$350,000

General support

Environmental Protection Agency of Sweden
$342,583

New Climate Economy (NCE)

We Mean Business
$325,008

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
$300,000

Science Based Targets for financial institutions; Corporate Consultative Group (CCG)

United Nations Foundation
$285,048

New Climate Economy (NCE) and Global Climate Action Summit

The Walmart Foundation
$265,000

Food Loss and Waste and Clean Power Council

Roger Sant
$250,000

WRI's President's Fund

Forestry Development Authority of Liberia
$249,488

Liberia Forest Atlas

Green Climate Fund
$248,000

Study on Green Climate Fund's climate change adaptation approach.

National Geographic Society
$245,000

Resource Watch

Commission for Environmental Cooperation
$231,047

Food Loss and Waste Protocol; Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) 

United Nations Environment Programme
$215,416

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
$210,500

Climate Watch and Power Explorer

Sall Family Foundation
$200,000

General support

Pisces Foundation
$200,000

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
$200,000

Shifting Diets, an initiative linked to Better Buying Lab; Cool Food Pledge; restoration work in India.

International Land Coalition
$199,823

Land restoration and environmental defenders work; LandMark.

French Development Agency
$185,595

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
$180,000

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.
$170,000

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
$160,717

Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE)

DOEN Foundation
$155,000

Energy access in Kenya

Vital Strategies
$154,485

Technical assistance in Latin American cities.

Shell Global Solutions International BV
$135,000

Advisory services to provide input into Shell's sustainability strategy; Corporate Consultative Group (CCG).

The Moses Ginsberg Family Foundation
$125,000

WRI Ross Cities Prize

Stephen Ross
$125,000

WRI Ross Cities Prize

Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment of Ireland
$120,097

NDC Partnership

United Nations Global Compact
$120,000

NDC Partnership

Underwriters Laboratories Inc
$113,240

Support for work to reduce bus road crashes in India.

Energy Foundation China
$100,035

Support for China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) capacity building and outreach on environmental and development issues.

Target Corporation
$100,000

Clean Power Council; Science Based Targets (SBTi)

David Blood
$100,000

General support


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