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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)

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)

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)

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

Global Forest Watch; New Climate Economy; Cities for Forests

Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida)

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)

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

Global Forest Watch

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

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

The Tilia Fund

Forest Legality Initiative

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden

Friends of Ocean Action; core support for WRI Oceans

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

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

Good Energies Foundation

Global Forest Watch; Clean energy access in India

IKEA Foundation

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

European Climate Foundation

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

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

Support for NDC Partnership

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands

Core funding for the Global Commission on Adaptation

FEMSA Foundation

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

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Global Forest Watch

Shell Foundation

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

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

UK Department for International Development for Indonesia

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

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

Support for the New Economy for Brazil project

Climate and Land Use Alliance

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

Climateworks Foundation

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


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

United Nations Development Programme

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

General support for the Climate Program

Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)

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

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Science Based Targets Initiative

Children's Investment Fund Foundation

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

Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Fund

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


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