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WRI 2019 Funding Commitments

Donors who provided total contributions between $500,000 and higher in Fiscal Year 2019 (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019)

This list totals just over $117M, which represents 90% of funds raised in FY19. The text associated with each donor describes the major bodies of work supported and may represent multiple contributions.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (DGIS)
$23,080,000

Support for technical assistance and capacity building for NDC Partnership member countries on NDC and SDG implementation; core support to P4G (Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030); core support for implementation of WRI's 2018 - 2022 Strategic Plan

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ)
$13,271,808

Support for technical assistance and capacity building for NDC Partnership member countries on NDC and SDG implementation; core support for AFR100, the Global Commission on Adaptation, and PACE

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany (BMU)
$9,717,466.90

Building capacity of government institutions in India, Fiji and Guatemala to enable the creation of robust project pipelines that advance NDC implementation; Support to restore 20 million hectares of degraded land in the Caribbean and Latin America; Planning and Building Climate Friendly Cities workshop

Royal Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment
$9,559,266

Global Forest Watch; New Climate Economy; Cities for Forests

Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida)
$8,655,960.43

P4G (Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030); core support for implementation of WRI's 2018 - 2022 Strategic Plan; NDC Partnership; New Climate Economy

U.K. Department for International Development (DFID)
$6,579,803

Forest and timber trade transparency and development of processes and practices for government and private sector accounatability regarding forests management and land use decisions; support for the development of a FOLU Action Tracker and new Coalition engagment in sub-Saharn Africa; Supporting the development and knowledge dissemination of the synthesis report of World Resources report series, Toward a More Equal City

Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
$5,785,400

Global Forest Watch

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
$3,664,729.60

Core support for implementation of WRI's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

The Tilia Fund
$1,550,000

Forest Legality Initiative

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden
$1,501,019

Friends of Ocean Action; core support for WRI Oceans

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
$1,500,000

Support for implementation of China's middle and long-term ambitions under 2050 climate strategy

Good Energies Foundation
$1,494,863

Global Forest Watch; Clean energy access in India

IKEA Foundation
$1,346,439

Support for work on Paris Agreement rulebook completion, NDC enhancement, and climate finance

European Climate Foundation
$1,291,011

Support for the Global Covenant of Mayor’s Data Portal for Cities; analysis for The Coalition of Urban Transitions global flagship report; Support for WRI's participation in the International Climate Politics (ICP) Hub; support for Clean Energy Investment Accelerator work in Indonesia and Vietnam

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$1,291,000

Support for research on development and deployment of carbon removal technologies; Governor's Climate Unit; U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Energy, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development; making the procurement of e-buses more efficient, reliable, and cost-effective in Beijing and beyond

Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France
$1,126,000

Support for NDC Partnership

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands
$1,098,500

Core funding for the Global Commission on Adaptation

FEMSA Foundation
$1,005,007

Natural infrastructure investment and policy recommendations for urban green-gray water solutions; support for Circular Economy and WRI Mexico

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
$1,000,000

Support for the Global Commission on Adaptation with a focus on agriculture, food security and rural livelihoods

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
$900,000

Global Forest Watch

Shell Foundation
$850,000

Support for Integrated Transport Cities (ITC), a project to demonstrate and support the path to sustainable mobility in cities through the integration of the public, private and informal transport solutions

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
$830,000

Support for electrification planning in Tanzania and off-grid electricity planning tools and analysis

UK Department for International Development for Indonesia
$772,811

Support for the Low Carbon Development for Indonesia (LCDI) project; Core support for Finance Center work with a focus on encouraging sustainable finance considerations in BRI and multilateral development banks

UPS Foundation
$750,000

Support for Science Based Targets Initiative and net zero guidance; Greenhouse Gas Protocol tool updates; research on renewable natural gas as an alternative and renewable energy source; and, research to understand infrastructure requirements for electric vehcile loads on grids 

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
$720,000

Support for the New Economy for Brazil project

Climate and Land Use Alliance
$674,375

Research report on overlaps between natural resource concessions and community lands; Cool Food Pledge; Cool Forests for a Hot Climate publication

Climateworks Foundation
$650,000

Analysis of aggregate reports on nonstate and subnational climate mitigation efforts;  Assessment of progress towards climate action activities in limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius; Funding for New Urban Mobility Initiative (NUMO); Ocean-based carbon removal; support for Cool Food Pledge

Germanwatch
$641,055

Aligning development finance from Multilateral Development Banks with the Paris Climate Agreement

United Nations Development Programme
$630,000

Tehchnical support for land-use planning policies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Stategy of the United Kingdom (BEIS) $607,530 Support to provide regulatory and technical inputs for Colombia´s fuel economy initiative

Ruth McCormick Tankersley Charitable Trust
$600,000

General support for the Climate Program

Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)
$534,448

Support for WRI's participation in the Partnership to Strengthen Transparency for co-Innovation (PaSTI)

Rockefeller Brothers Fund
$500,000

Science Based Targets Initiative

Children's Investment Fund Foundation
$500,000

Support for work toward clean energy transition in the Indian state of Tamil Nandu

Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Fund
$500,000

To support analysis, outreach, and education for clean energy transition


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