Philanthropy is the fuel which powers WRI, enabling us to tackle the world’s most urgent environment and development challenges. The impact profiled in this year’s annual report would not be possible without the generous support of WRI’s donors — national governments, multilateral institutions, foundations, corporations, and individuals. We are proud to recognize this broad group of supporters whom share our commitment to creating a more sustainable and prosperous world for all.

Together we raised $182 million in FY22, including several multi-year, multimillion-dollar grants including:

  • A $22 million grant from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety of Germany to help policymakers in Argentina, China, India, and Indonesia strengthen long-term, low-emissions development strategies in line with national development goals and Paris Agreement commitments.

  • An $8 million grant from The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation to transform China’s food system by promoting green agriculture practices, commodities with supply chains that don’t cause or contribute to deforestation, and reducing food loss and waste.

  • A $5 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies and ClimateWorks Foundation to catalyze ambitious, locally led low carbon transitions in China, India, and Africa while establishing linked energy diplomacy engagements among these regions to re-shape energy demand, accelerate technology supply, and ensure equitable access to affordable, reliable clean energy.

  • A $4 million cross-programmatic grant from the Ares Charitable Foundation to build the climate resilience of Indian micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and to set a new sustainability action agenda for equity in global supply chains.

WRI is especially thankful for the unwavering support of our core donors — the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Their collective $6.5 million in flexible core funds ensures not only that we are improving as an organization but also that we are helping expand and lift up the broader ecosystem of partners working together to advance our shared goals.

In addition, we want to recognize our Global Board of Directors, Global Leadership Council, Corporate Consultative Group, Sustainer’s Circle, and many other individuals and family foundations who collectively provided WRI with $8.9 million in unrestricted support in FY22. This important revenue allows us to explore nascent issues, move quickly to seize emerging opportunities, and leverage additional revenue. It also allows us to invest in our staff working across the globe. As we launch into implementing WRI’s new five-year strategy, we invite philanthropists, foundations, corporations, and other donors to join us in growing this critical source of support.

We firmly believe our best days are ahead of us, and we look forward to continuing to partner with our donors to deliver the results we both want to see in the world. Thank you.

(Includes revenue booked between 10/1/21-1/15/23 and older grants still open as of 10/1/21. Recognizes revenue of $1,000+ only)

Major Donors ($750,000+)

Ares Charitable Foundation

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Fund

Bezos Earth Fund

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Breakthrough Energy Foundation

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

Carbon Disclosure Project, North America

Cargill, Inc.

Caterpillar Foundation

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Children's Investment Fund Foundation

Climate and Land Use Alliance

ClimateWorks Foundation

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Conservation International Foundation

David and Beth Blood

David K. Smoot Sustainability of Life on Earth Fund

Delegation of the European Union to Cameroon

Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom (BEIS)

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom (Defra)

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia (DFAT)

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation


European Climate Foundation

FCO Prosperity Fund

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ)

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany (BMU)

FedEx Corporation

FEMSA Foundation

Fond Climat et Energie

Ford Foundation

Foundation Botnar

French Development Agency (AFD)

German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Global Methane Hub

Good Energies Foundation

Google Inc.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Growald Climate Fund

Hampshire Foundation Inc.

HSBC Holdings plc

IHE Delft Foundation

IKEA Foundation

International Climate Initiative of Germany

International Solar Alliance

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Laudes Foundation

MacDoch Foundation


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (DGIS)

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands

Mulago Foundation

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)

Oak Foundation

One Tree Planted

Open Society Foundations


Patrick J. McGovern Foundation


Postcode Planet Trust

Quadrature Climate Foundation

Robert Bosch Stiftung

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Roger Sant and Doris Matsui

Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida)

Royal Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ruth McCormick Tankersley Charitable Trust


Sall Family Foundation

Stephen M. Ross Philanthropies

Stichting DOB Ecology

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Thomas and Musa Mayer

The Tilia Fund

Toyota Mobility Foundation

U.K. Department for International Development (DFID)

U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (UKFDCO)

UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID Mexico

U.S. Department of State (DOS)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) /U.S. Forest Service (USFS)

U.S. Forest Service International Programs

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

United Nations University

UPS Foundation

Walmart Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

World Bank

World Economic Forum

World Wildlife Fund

Anonymous (7)

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs visit to WRI Africa in September 2022
Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs visit to WRI Africa in September 2022.

Governments and Multilateral Organizations

Strategic Core Funding Partners

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (DGIS)

Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida)

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Program/Project Partners

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Australian Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment

Danish Energy Management

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (previously Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy) of the United Kingdom (DESNZ, formerly BEIS), United Kingdom

Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment of Ireland

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom (DEFRA), United Kingdom

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), United Kingdom

Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

European Commission

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ)

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection of Germany (BMUV)

Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany (BMWK)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Foundation for the Global Compact

German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)

Global EbA Fund

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Government of France

Government of Mexico

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea

Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development of Luxembourg

Maryland Department of Agriculture

Ministry of the Environment and Energy of Sweden

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands

Mitigation Action Facility

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

Royal Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC)

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

United Nations Children's Fund

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

U.S. Department of State (DOS)

United States Forest Service (USFS)

U.S. Forest Service International Programs

United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory

World Bank

Anonymous (1)

The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation is a global, 21st-century philanthropy that bridges the frontiers of AI, data science and social impact to create a thriving, equitable and sustainable future for all. The McGovern Foundation’s support has transformed data and technology work at WRI. With their support, we scaled the Data Lab to become WRI’s core data innovation and delivery unit, supporting internal teams and external partners to drive impact. The McGovern Foundation understands the critical importance of investing in an organization’s core capacity: their investment in WRI has contributed invaluable flexible support to our Data into Action core capability. We are grateful for the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation’s deep partnership, focus on radical collaboration, and commitment to advance nonprofit capacity to use data and AI to identify scalable insights and action for people and planet.


African Climate Foundation

Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Fund

Bernard van Leer Foundation

Better Tomorrow Fund

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Children's Investment Fund Foundation

Clean Air Fund

Climate and Land Use Alliance

ClimateWorks Foundation

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Stichting DOB Ecology

DOEN Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

EAT Foundation

The Educational Foundation of America

Energy Foundation

European Climate Foundation

FIA Foundation

The Finnish Innovation Fund (SITRA)

Ford Foundation

Global Methane Hub

Goldschmeding Foundation voor Mens, Werk en Economie

Good Energies Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Growald Climate Fund

Hampshire Foundation Inc.

Heising-Simons Foundation

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The Kresge Foundation

Laudes Foundation

McKnight Foundation

Meyer Memorial Trust

Mulago Foundation

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

Oak Foundation

Open Philanthropy Project

Open Society Foundations

Pan American Development Foundation

Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

Pisces Foundation


Postcode Planet Trust

Quadrature Climate Foundation

Robert Bosch Stiftung

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Rockefeller Foundation

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Serena Fund of Tides Foundation

Stichting SED Fund

Swedish Postcode Lottery

The Tilia Fund

Wallace Global Fund

The Waterloo Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Anonymous - (3)

PayPal made a 3-year Corporate Consultative Group (CCG) membership commitment for 2020–2023. PayPal has utilized their CCG membership to partner with WRI in a multistakeholder process to convene the Climate Innovation for Adaptation and Resilience (CIFAR) Alliance. The CIFAR Alliance’s knowledge products and activities are among the first evidence that digital finance can enable access to climate resilience services for low-income and underserved populations globally. The CIFAR Alliance aims to provide gender-inclusive climate adaptation and resilience tools and resources directly to 1 billion of the world’s most vulnerable people by 2030. The alliance includes more than 40 participating institutions and continues to add contributors to advance the adaptation and resilience agenda.


Strategic Relationships


Ares Charitable Foundation

Bank of America

Cargill, Inc.

Caterpillar Foundation

FedEx Corporation

FEMSA Foundation

Google Inc.

HSBC Holdings plc

IKEA Foundation


Shell Foundation

Toyota Mobility Foundation

UPS Foundation

Walmart and Walmart Foundation

2021-2022 Corporate Consultative Group Members


Abbott Laboratories

Ares Charitable Foundation

Bank of America

Bath and Body Works

Best Buy Co., Inc.

Cargill, Inc.

Caterpillar Inc.

Chanel Limited

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Deloitte LLP


Exelon Corporation

General Mills, Inc.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Google Inc.

The Hershey Company


Inter IKEA Group

Macro Advisory Partners

Mars, Inc.



Nike, Inc.


PayPal Inc

PepsiCo, Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Rockefeller Capital Management

Starbucks Coffee Company

Target Corporation


Tetra Pak International

Tikehau Capital

Tyson Foods, Inc.

United Parcel Service, Inc.


The Walt Disney Company

Program/Project Partners


ADM Capital Foundation

Air Liquide

Air Products Foundation

Allotrope Partners

Amazon Web Services

Ansell Ltd.

Apple Inc.



BlackRock Inc.

Bloomberg L.P.

Bon Appetit Management Company

Breakthrough Energy Foundation

Breakthrough Energy Ventures




Facebook, Inc.


Genentech, Inc.


Hilton Worldwide

IKEA Food Services AB

IKEA of Sweden AB

IKEA Supply AG

Indorama Ventures PCL

Inter IKEA Services BV

International Paper Company


Jacobs Douwe Egberts

The LEGO Group


Mars, Inc.



MGM Resorts International


Mitchells & Butlers plc

The Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa

Monde Nissin Corp.

Morgan Stanley

Mother Nature Resources Limited



Olam Global Agri Pte. Ltd.

Ove Arup & Partners International Limited

Panera Bread

PepsiCo, Inc.

Permira Advisers Limited


Procter & Gamble

Quadra Productions Inc



Royal DSM

Royal Dutch Shell plc

RS Group



Standard Chartered Bank

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Uber Technologies, Inc.

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.


Volvo Group

The Volvo Research and Education Foundations

Weyerhauser Company

Yara International ASA


Allspring Global Investments

American Drill Brushing

Bitly Inc

Blistex, Inc.

Brunswick Corporation


DiversiFi Capital

Generation Foundation

Geospatial Consulting Group International

Plex Inc.


Sandblast Productions



Sunergy Systems Inc.

Syssero Inc

Terra Alpha Investments LLC

Anonymous (4)

Matching and Workplace Giving

Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation

Crown Castle

Google Inc.

Johnson and Johnson Foundation

Kauffman Foundation Matching Gifts

Microsoft Matching Gift Program

Millimans Charitable Giving Matching Program


In partnership with the Ares Charitable Foundation’s Climate-Resilient Employees for a Sustainable Tomorrow (CREST) initiative, WRI provides evidence-based solutions to climate change challenges in the labor market and global supply chains. Our work seeks to build the climate resilience of Indian micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in two states to help manage climate impacts, address decarbonization needs, and be part of a just low-carbon transition through skilling and capacity building. We are also working to set a new, sustainability action agenda for equity in global supply chains. Through partnerships like this and more, we advance sustainable, equitable business models that no longer place disproportionate burdens on disadvantaged and marginalized communities.

Individuals and Family Foundations

*Denotes Planned Gift


AKO Foundation

Bezos Earth Fund

David and Beth Blood

The Builders Initiative

MacDoch Foundation

Thomas and Musa Mayer

Michael Polsky Family

Stephen M. Ross Philanthropies

Sall Family Foundation

Roger Sant and Doris Matsui

David K. Smoot Sustainability of Life on Earth Fund

Ruth McCormick Tankersley Charitable Trust

The Tilia Fund

Anonymous (4)

$100,000 - $499,999

Acacia Conservation Fund

Bezos Earth Fund

Coleman Family Ventures

Kathleen Cooper*

Lyda Hill / Lyda Hill Philanthropies

Linden Trust for Conservation

Leon Lowenstein Foundation

Thomas and Musa Mayer

Thomas A. Nowak, M.D. and Judy Noel

The Prospect Hill Foundation

Dorothy Winkey*

John Witcofsky*

Anonymous (1)


$10,000 - $99,999

Abelow Family Foundation

The Rona and Jeffrey Abramson Foundation

Alberini Family Fund

Tammie Arnold

Elvira Baez

Pat and Dick Baker

Regina Baraban

John E. Bartlett

Frances G. Beinecke

Afsaneh M. Beschloss / The Woodland Foundation, Inc.

Philip Beyer

Walt Bochenek

Boger Family Foundation Inc.

Jefferson Bull and Marilyn Packard-Luther

Sally Cameron

Campbell Snowflakes

William A. Chen

John M. Cole Jr. and Judith Cole

Cox Family Fund

Kathryn Davis Grado Foundation

Tim Disney

Timothy Dunn and Ellen Stofan / Black Dog Foundation

Gordon Eatman

The Flaherty Family Foundation

Peter Fox-Penner

Steve and Heather Fredette / The Fredette Family Fund

Kweesook Garrison

John Niccolai and Maria Gea Arredondo

The Chuck Yim Gee Charitable Trust Fund

Charles Gibson and Deborah Poore

Gregory and Catherine Gilleland

Millie Gorson

Graugnard-Fall Family Trust

The Hain Family Fund

Douglas Harmon / Harmon Family Foundation

James A. Harmon / Harmon Family Foundation

Nancy and John Hammond

Beverly and John Hargraves

Head Family Charitable Foundation

Urs Hoelzle and Geeske Joel

Andrew W. and Lauran Jack / W Andrew and Lauran G Jack Charitable Fund

Jockey Hollow Foundation

Richard Johnson and Sharon Agar

The Morton and Merle Kane Philanthropic Fund

Kay Family Foundation, Inc.

Phyllis and Royal Kiehl

Peter S. Knight and Gail A. Britton / Knight Britton Charitable Fund

Herbert and Katherine Kurth Religious Foundation, Inc.

Alice Lam and Ziba Scott Giving Fund

Leaves of Grass Fund

Larry L. Luing Family Foundation, Inc.

Ann MacDougall and Jules Kaufman

The Chris and Melody Malachowsky Family Foundation

The Matz Family Fund

Carol Medford

Wilhelm Merck and Nonie Brady

Joann Meyer

Peggy Meyer

The Miebach Family Fund

Minerva Foundation

Mitchell Family Fund

Leo Model Foundation

Myers Family Charitable Fund

Jeff Nathanson

Andra Patterson

Point House Fund

Nagavamsi Ponnekanti

The Rands Foundation

Joan Rechnitz Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund

David W. Richardson, CFA

Robinhood Cove Fund of the Essex County Community Foundation

Ms. Heather L. Ross & Mr. Edward L. Strohbehn Jr.

Sharon and Russell Rumberger

Sally Mead Hands Foundation

Benjamin D. Sachs

Schmitz Family Charitable Fund, an American Endowment Foundation Donor Advised Fund

Claudia Schweikert and Jeff Tangney

Gregg Sciabica / Sciabica Family Foundation

The Scovell Family Charitable Fund

Susan Sherrod

Karen Smith-Yoshimura

Liesbet and Andrew Steer

Scott Thompson

Sue and John Tierney

Lee and Dorothy Thomas

Daniel Weiss / Angeleno Group

Walter Williams Foundation*

Dale Winter and Emily Russell

Robert Zoellick

Anonymous (16)

The Swedish International Development Agency’s (Sida) long-standing strategic partnership with WRI, which was renewed in January 2023, enables the implementation of the institute’s Strategic Plan 2023–27, From Commitments to Impact. This was developed in close consultation with Sida and aligns with the priorities embodied in Sida’s new Environment and Climate Strategy 2022–26. This partnership allows WRI and Sida to join forces in supporting developing countries to implement ambitious, evidence-based strategies that help mitigate GHG emissions, adapt to the impact of climate change, facilitate access to clean energy, and protect and restore natural ecosystems, while leaving no one behind. Our partnership is grounded in a shared commitment to turn climate ambition into action and drive the systemic transformations needed to promote human well-being while protecting the planet, as called for in the UN Sustainable Development Agenda.

Sustainer’s Circle Members ($1,000 - $9,999)

Judy Ackerman

Bubbles Kale Adai Charitable Fund

Steve Adams / Steve and Jayne Adams Charitable

Adler, Muratore, and Powers Charitable Fund

The AHH-SRS Giving Fund

Tamsen and Dick Aichinger

Mark and Meg Alberts

Spencer and Nicole Alexander

Bradley and Lindsay Alger

Alice and Skip Giving Fund

Janice Allen

L Peter and Cynthia Alt

Mercedes Amin

Ronald and Sherry Amundson

Ruth Anderson

Joanne Angvick

The MGDC Apgar Foundation

Sheldon and Carol Appel Family Foundation

Arthur and Elaine Aron

ArW MMcs Fund

Kathleen and Leigh Auden

Austin Family Fund at Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Jane Avni

Bruce and Hattie Babbitt

Lisa Qian and Matthias Bacnninger Giving Fund

Aidann Gia Bacolodan

Kenneth and Lee Bakalar Fund

Benjamin M. Baker Charitable Fund

Justin Baldauf

Noelle Belling

James Berch

Ellen and Guillermo Bernal

Anthony Bernhardt

Binford/Racher Giving Fund

Marilyn Blackwell

Lynn Blainey

Alexandra Blaiotta

The Jeffrey and Julie Blake Charitable Fund

Robert O. Blake, Jr.

Joel and Kerry Blum

Nancy Bobowiec

Martin Bocovich and Melissa Devalon Donor Advised Fund

Marianne Boesky / Boesky Gallery

Tomas Bok and Florentien de Ruiter

Brian Bolze

Bomse-Silber Family Charitable Fund

Shelley and Adam Booken

David Borsook Fund

B. Jay Bortz

Ken and Karen Boudreau

Stephen Brenninkmeijer

John Brenton and Susan Gerngross

David and Jan Bressoud

Jack and Rita Bridwell

Allison Brody

Richard and Alison Bruce

Laurie Maren Buchanan

The Buchanan Family Foundation Inc

Judy Buechner Advised Fund

Douglas Burke

Burrell-Hays Family Fund

Donna and Jay Bushnell

Caldwell Stair Charitable Fund

Cory Capps

Mary and Peter Carmen 

David Carroll

Hadidjah Chamberlin

Robin Chase and Russell Roy

Yiwei Chen

Barbara Chu

Alinna Wai-Mun Chung

Dorothy Cochrane

Cohen Family Fund

Gwendolyn Cohen

H Theodore and Cynthia Cohen

Deborah Colton

Donald Colucci

Elizabeth Cook

Spence Cook Philanthropic Fund

Barbara Cooper

Janice Cooperstein

The Copeland Charitable Fund

Nathaniel and Beatrice Copeland Memorial Fund

William Corin

Lucas Corley

The Peter and Elisabeth Cormier Charitable Giving Fund

Courage and Community Foundation, a Donor Advised Fund of Renaissance Charitable Foundation 

Carolyn and David Crighton

Casey Curtiss

The Clive Cussler Foundation

Mark Czaja

D & E Family Unity Trust

John Dahm

Nancy Dalton

Danem Foundation

Parul Das

Aniruddha Dasgupta

Diane Davidson

Robert and Val Davidson

The Diane and George Davis Family Charitable Fund

Rao DeCato Family Charitable Fund

Rabecca Delamotte and Peter Bloom

Anita Demmon Charitable Fund

Yafang Deng

Peter and Gretchen Detre Charitable Donations Account

Matthew Dillon

Michael and Jenn DiPietro

Paul DiRado and Kristine Nowak

Bonnie & Rick Dlott

Monica Donath

Adrienne Donley

Daniel Dorsky

The Dougherty Family Charitable Fund 

Anita Drager

Deborah Echt

Susan and Lowell Edmunds

Irene Elkin

The David Geoffrey Elkins Fund

The Elson Family Charitable Fund

Rebecca Engel

Richard Epstein

B. Espinosa

Linda Ettinger

Jeff and Nancy Evelhoch / Jeffrey and Nancy Evelhoch Charitable Fund, an American Endowment Foundation Donor Advised Fund

The Norman and Rosalie Fain Family Foundation

Mary Fields

Ronnie Fischer

Constance Fisher

Diana Fiumano

Lisa Flam

Gilbert Flanagan

Barbara Fletcher

Agnieszka Flizik

Erika Fong

Sharon and Bob Ford Foundation

Jennifer Fortenberry

Mary and Paul Fox Charitable Fund

Larry and Noreen Frisch

Terri and Britt Froemel

Rich Fromer

Fuller Family Foundation

Judith Fulton and Mark Howard Account

Joann Galst

Christopher and Kimberly Gannaway

Jessica Gardner

Jeremy Garrett

Judith Gayer

Mike Gerbitz

Daniel and Catherine Gerst

Juan Gil

Glad Tithings Foundation

The Gleason Family Foundation Inc

Linda Gochfeld / Dr. Linda Gochfeld Charitable Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation

Jayashree Gokhale

Marian Goldeen and Arthur Ogawa Fund

Walter and Eva Goldwater

Michael and Janet Gonzalez Family Foundation

Kathryn Good

Goodwin Being Fund

Peter Granda

Nettie Green

Maria Greig-Williams

Karl and Sara Griswold

Gail Gromley

Emily Gropp

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia / The Grymes Fund

James Guiry

David P. Hackett

Dan Hadley

Mary Hahn

Katie Halcrow

Craig Hamilton

Teri and David Hammer Fund

Christopher Hammett

Yaju Han

The Hanrahan Foundation

Robert E. Hansen Family Foundation

Craig and Iben Hanson

Kathryn Harris and Tom Venman

Harrison Family Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation

Teresa Hartle

Karen Hasse

Ashley Hastings

Anita L. Hatanaka

Patricia and Michael Hayes

Richard Hayes

David Hays

Hays-Lohrey Foundation

John Hayward

Jamin Hegeman

Hendricks Family Fund

Wendy Hendry

Alexander Herder / Duke and Duck

Luis Hernandez

Cesar Herrera

Hewett-Mazaik Charitable Fund

Linda and Murray Hiebert

Bruce Hillyer

Ned and Sheila Himmel

Amy and Ziggy Hirsch

Rochelle and David A Hirsch Foundation

The Margaret M. Hixon Fund

Jacob Hochberg

Wallace Hopp

Craig Horton

Brad Huber

Margaret VB. Hughes

Dan Hull

Kevin Randall Hummel

Marc Hurwitz

Jamal Huwel

Zephyr Isley Charitable Gift Fund

Christine Jacob

Sidney Jacobson

Zachary Jefferson

Rebecca Johnson

Justine Jordan

JT Charitable Fund

Tamar Kagan

Nate Kaiser

Mayya Kawar

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Kris Kehasukjaren

Kimberly F. Kelly

Kellwood Foundation

RT Kempner Family Fund

Kermination Trust

Barret L. Key and Mary Hawkins Key

Rick A Kinsey

Ari Kintisch

Greg and Susan Kirkbride

Christa Knapp

Lauren Knox

Nadine Kopkowski

Patty Koscinski

Rick and Marilyn Kossik

Jonathan Kowalski

Spencer Kozinn

Peg and Michael Kramer Foundation

Michael and Anne Krepick Charitable Gift Fund

The Krongard Foundation

William A. Krug, Jr.

The Kurtz Family Foundation

Chika Kusakawa and Trent Shelton

Francois L

Laczay Family Fund

Alicia Landis / Liquid IV

Ginny Lee

Toy Lee Giving Fund

James and Elaine Lenz

Paul D. & Bonnie Leonard

Lauren W Leung

Annette and Stuart Levey Fund

Levi Family Charitable Fund

Margaret Lidstad

Nisha Ligons Donor Advised Fund

Liu Family Fund

George Loening

Carlos Lopes

Sirena Lueker-Boden

Casey Cancellieri Lynam's Giving Account

M and M Fund

M House Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation

Julie Makany

Anne Malham

Nancy Mancilla / ISOS Group

Yael Mandelstam

Elizabeth Fisher Marshall

Darrell and Nancy Martin

Hans Martin

Ronald Massanari

Debbie and Drew Massey

Thomas May

Susanne McCarroll / Trade Cafe

Carol and Bill McClain / The Carol & Bill McClain Fund

Maia McCormick

Kathleen and Steve McGavock

Bill and Peggy McGrath

Jonathan McMillan

Patrick and Anne McNulty

Deborah McReynolds

Himalaya Mehta

Robert Merwitzer

Jill and Richard Meyer

Sarah Meyers

Betty and William Miller Charitable Fund

Jennifer and Scott Miller

Sari Mintz and Gary Morrison

Joseph Monaghan

The Moonka Family Charitable Fund

Eleanor Moore

Moore-MacDonald Family Fund

Scott Mordock

Jeanne Moseley

Helen Mountford and Vladimir Lopez-Bassols Charity Fund

Todd and Abby Mowinski

Aubert and Barbara Mowry

Meaghan E Mullgadt

Donna Murphy

Jeanne A Musgrove

Rita Nalebuff

Vanita Negandhi

Candace Nelson

Nesler Family Fund

Robinson W Nichols

Michael Nigro

The Fred and Gilda Nobel Foundation, Inc.

Mariann O'Brien

Bruce Ogilvie

Kim Olson

Christopher and Sara Oot

Daniel Orfield

Paese Family Foundation

Aayush Parekh

Judith Parenio-Berry

Erik Pasternak

Ronak and Sneha Patel

Paterson DAF

Linda and Wesley Patterson

Patterson Ch

aritable Fund

James L. Patton Jr. and Kathleen Patton

Paulson Family Fund

Patricia Pearson

Pereira Family Giving

Bethany Perkins

Brian Peterson

Salil Phadnis and Meghana Mudiyam

Rebecca and Hart Phinney and Family

Linda Pickle

Wylie Plummer

Anu Polisetty

Pomerance Fund

Lester Poretsky Family Foundation

David Porteous and Vicky Smith Account

Patricia Powers

John Pratt

Peter and Elizabeth Preis

James and Leslie Prentice

Hannah Pritchett

Ellen B. Proctor

Evan Purcell and Anjali Dixit

The Putnam Family Charitable Fund

Pyenson Family Fund

John G. Rakocy / John G. Rakocy and Family

Therona Ramos

Mitha Rao and Virag Dandekar

Lisa Rasmussen Charitable Account

Steven and Carole Rathfon

Terrie Ray

Anil Reddy and Nadine Czoschke

Anne and John Regalski

Sandra Reinecke

Carolyn Reschke

Toby and Nataly Ritter Family Foundation

Dorothy Robyn

John Roe

Rossini Family Charitable Gift Fund

The Jean L Rothbarth Charitable Fund

Douglas M Rothrock Charitable Gift Fund

William Rough

Patrick Rowe

Roxbury Fund of the New York Community Trust

Nancy and Ken Rudin Philanthropic Fund, a Donor-Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund 

Doris Rudnick

Timothy & Laura Rust

Pooja and Michael Rutberg

Andrew Sabin Family Foundation

Suveen Sahib

Kathy and Gary Salvner

The Samanic Charitable Fund

Wudbhav Sankar

Anu & Mahesh Saptharishi

Holly Sauer

Tedd and Ella Saunders

Mary Sawicki / Trilogy Effect

Caroline Schafer

Cindy Schaffer

John and Lauren Schiltz

Barbara Schmedding

The Schmitz-Fromherz Family Fund

Schubel Family Charitable Fund, a donor advised fund of The Chicago Community Foundation

Schuler Family Foundation

Lester and Linda Schwartz

Schwartzman Moss Family Fund

Zoe Scrivener

Ian Scrymgeour

Jennifer Scully-Lerner

Frank Seidman

The Pearl and Alan Seidman Charitable Fund

Seltzer Family Foundation Inc

The Sessions Family Charitable Fund

Steve Sestanovich and Ann Hulbert

Andy Sharpe

Shepperd Family Charitable Fund

Christopher Shipley

Han-Ron Siah

Silton Family Foundation

Silver Tie Fund

Ellen & Alan Simons

The Sims-Maes Foundation Inc

C Slaughter and K FitzGerald

Deirdre Smeltzer

Smith and Lyle Donor Advised Fund

Jane and Carl Smith

Jerry D Smith

Sidor Smith Family Charitable Fund

Henry Warren Snipes

Leah Hanmer Snyder

Stanley Snyder

Sturgis M. and Maryellen M. Sobin Charitable Fund

Amy Sommer

Jonathan and Cleo Sonneborn Advisory Fund

Michael Spiegelman

Barbara Stagner

Stanek Giving Fund

Jocelyn Starzak

Chris & Nicki Stein

Norman Stein and Mindy Lubber Fund

Faye Steiner

The Stern Family Giving Fund

Patricia Stiehl

Lee and Byron Stookey Fund

Stratton Charitable Fund

Kyle Stromberg

John Stucker and April Lucas

Patricia Stutzman

Ann Sullivan Giving Fund / Sullivan Giving Fund

Sutherland Giving

Robin Swain and Donald Baughman

Bartholomew Sweeney Family Fund

Ardith Talbott

Stephanie Tanny

Jui Tataria

Bradley Tenenholtz

Mark and Amy Tercek Foundation

Timon P. Tesar

Dr. William M Theis

David H. Thomas

Don and Jeanine Thomas Charitable Fund

Aaron and Karla Thompson

John R Thompson

Eve Thomson

Daena Title

Diane Torkelson

True Blue Charitable Fund

Gary and Geri Trummel

Jeffrey Tse

Ramu Tummala

Derek Twomey

Laura D. Tyson

Up There Down Here

Ariane van der Straten

Joshua Van Hine

Andrew Volk

Emily W. Wade

Susanne Walker

Walker Family Fund

Tommy Wallach

Matthew Walz

June Wang

Watering Pond Foundation

Marilyn Weber

Ariel Webster

George Weir

Ray and M.J. West

The Westgate Charitable Giving Fund

Elizabeth Whalen

Mark Wharton

Whitehead Charitable Foundation

Whitehill Family Foundation

Jerry Wiggert

Larry and Andrea Wilken

Anne Wilkes

Donn Williams

Gregory Todd Williams

Dr Linda B Williams

E. Dale Williamson Charitable Fund

N. Noel Wilson

Dan Woodard

Laura Woodland

The Wunagle Family Fund

Amy Zacheis / Ruby Marine Inc

Martha Zinderman

Anonymous (113)

The Climate Leadership Initiative’s mission is to catalyze new climate philanthropy—quickly and at scale. As a trusted adviser with a broad view of the field, CLI provides guidance, information, and connections to peers and experts that help new climate philanthropists make their impact more quickly, easily, and confidently. In four years, CLI helped families move a game- changing $3.7 billion.

CLI has connected donors with WRI who have made pivotal investments in our Coolfoods initiative, Systems Change Lab, African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100), and critical work on Nature-Based Solutions in Indonesia. With their insights into climate philanthropy, CLI invaluably helped WRI as we put forward AFR100’s bold Restore Local project into the selection cycle for the Audacious Project, and they have been a powerful champion in shaping and socializing it among potential donors.

CLI sources, vets, and recommends many high-impact solutions, including underinvested groups in the Global South. We are grateful for the foresight of CLI’s key partners-- especially the six founding funders who have funded them fully to do this work for the field and new entrants without needing to fundraise for themselves. The stepped-up funding has supercharged the ecosystem working to accelerate climate solutions.

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American Forests

Apparel Impact Institute

Arch Capital Group

Aspen Institute

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Blue Forest Finance Inc.

Brandeis University

Bregal Investments Inc

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Carbon Disclosure Project, North America

Central Arkansas Water

Charities Aid Foundation America

Circle Economy

Civic Exchange

Climate Focus North America Inc.

Conservation International - Colombia

Conservation International Foundation


Dalberg Catalyst

Duke University

Eat the Change

Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation

Energy Systems Integration Group

Environmental Defense Fund

Environment for Development

Fond Climat et Energie

Forum for the Future

Four Twenty Seven

FSN Capital Partners AS


Give Lively Foundation

Great Plains Institute

Harvard University

Hazen and Sawyer

Hg Inc

IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative*

IHE Delft Foundation

Intermediate Capital Group

International City/County Management Association

International Institute for Sustainable Development

International Monetary Fund

International Solar Alliance

Investindustrial Services Limited

Just Climate

Luma Consulting LLC

Maryland Department of Agriculture

Meridian Institute

Network for Good

New York University

One Tree Planted

Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security


Permira Advisers Limited

Planet Imagery

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile


Rainforest Trust

Reflective Earth

Sandblast Productions

The Sierra Fund

Spring Point Partners

The Sunrise Project

TowerBrook Foundation

Triton Investment Management Limited

United Nations University

United Way of Tarrant County

University of California, San Francisco Health

The University of Texas at Austin

University of Tokyo

U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

Waste and Resources Action Programme

Williams College

The Wilson Conservation Trust

World Bank Community Connections Fund

World Economic Forum 

World Wildlife Fund

WWF Australia

Anonymous (6)

Gifts In-Kind

Ford Foundation

Google / Google Earth Engine

Planet Imagery

Revere Capital

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Legacy Society

(Honors individuals whose legacy plans include WRI through a bequest, life insurance, or retirement plan)

*Denotes Planned Gift realized between 10/1/21 - 1/15/23

Anonymous in memory of Fields W Cobb Jr.

Mark Addams

Charles Anderson

Christina Antonelli

Evelia Ayala

Keaton Armentrout

Garrett Baltzer

Rath Barrios-Kavanaugh

Devin Baumann

Corey Barnes-Covenant

Vito Basile

Alyssa Bec

Steven Bennett

Joy Ada Best*

David Bingham

Brooks Brackett

Peter Browne

Blair Brownell

Austin Bryant

Hayden Bunker

Leif Burhans

Ernesto Cancel

Jerry Carpenter

Jessica Catton

Andrew Cerier

John Clark

Daniele Collignon

Kady Conn

Yolanda Cooley

Kathleen Cooper*

Jennifer Cortese

Nicholas Cox

Barbie Creamer

Rebecca Crume

Lear Dawson

Chotsani Dean

Elliot Dean

Handell Desulme

Austin Doupe

Deborah Eiler

Mary Jane Else

Kristin Emmett

Christine Evans

Daline Ferreira

Katie Fields

Brandi Fitch

Andrea Fordham

Barbara Frye

Steven Galley

Bernard F Gannon Trust

Jaine Gilbert

Trevor Gill

Holly Gosselink

Allison Gottlieb

Erika Grant

Jeremy Groth

Stephen Guy

Aaron Hawk

Eric Henley

Bronwyn Henry

Joann Hermann

Luis Hernandez

Erick Herr

Frank Higuera

Wyatt Hilkene

Jason Hill

Larry Hill

Brendon Hogan

Marie Hogan

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

Joseph Horne

Ruthe Huang

Margaret VB. Hughes

Jamie Huston

Brett Jacobs

Christina James

Tatiana Jansen

Saman Jayasinghe

Debra Jimison

Brandon Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson

Eric Johnson

Tyler Johnson

Megan Joseph

Stephen Kaliski

Matthew Kaste

Danielle Kelly

Sean Kelly

Gail Kendall

Martha Kiger-Nelson

Patrick Killoren

Seohyun Kim

Paul King

Sam and Diana Kirschner

Ashley Kristensen

Edward Ladd

Ashley Lalonde

Catherine Larsen

Brandy Larson

Molly Larson

Katie Lear

Richard Linsenberg

Elise Liu

Agnes Lo

The Ingeborg Lock Trust

Isaac Lock

Michael Lovell

Chelsey Lowry

Chelsea Lynch

Andrew Markowitz

Zoe Martin

Konnie May

Jonathan McDonnell

Patrick McIntosh

Sarah McKeown

Wyatt McKinley

Tyler Meckenstock

Christina Metcalf

Brian Miller

Clayton Miller

Roberto Miranda

Ralph Monti

Stephanie Montoya

Vicki Morris

Nelle Mueller

Melissa Mulford

Jeanne Musgrove

Randi Mysse

Breanna Nguyen

Terra Nicolle

Elena O’Callahan

Johannes Olejnik

Lindsay Orosco

Ryan Ortiz

Dr. Hal E. Ott

Haralambos Papaioannou

Bernice Perez

Benjamin Pierce

Kelsey Plaggmier

Oleg Polezhai

Benjamin Ptak

Mark Ranalletti

Pamela Reed

Pamela Ritke

Sandra Roberts

Jared Robertson

Lewis Robinson

Patricia Roshaven

Barbara Ryan

Carlos Salcedo

Noah Samuel-Siegel*

Noa Sarfati

Jonathan Schiavone

Mackenzie Schoenthaler

Jaime Schwender

L Schock

Lisa Sebastian

Kevin Segall

Amber Selke

Michelle Shepard

Wayne Shipman

Debbie Sino

Samantha Skipper

Carl Slawski

David K Smoot Sustainability of Life on Earth Fund

Peter Spradling

Jennifer Spradling

Cade Stahl

Megan Stalter

Michael Stalter

Darren Stansbury

Kyle Staves

Max Stein

Zachary Svoboda

Spencer Sweat

Alexander Szabo

Angela Taylor

Jeremy Taylor

Alixandria Teague

Dr. William M Theis

Jigme Tsatultsang

Naomi Vang

April Vanmansfeld

John Vaughn

Manuel Villarubia

Warren Waller

Kathryn Wallingford

June Wang

Munroe West

Ann Williams

Walter Williams / Walter Williams Foundation*

Theo George Wilson

Dorothy Winkey*

John Witcofsky*

Joel Wittels

Willard Workman

Anonymous (4)

Krista Kurth Ph.D. is president of the Herbert and Katherine Kurth Religious Foundation and a member of WRI’s Global Leadership Council and a longtime environmentalist. The Herbert and Katherine Kurth Religious Foundation was started by Krista’s grandparents in the 1950s, as a way to give back and foster a legacy of philanthropy, and is now co-run by Krista and her three siblings. Growing up, Krista and her siblings gained a deep appreciation for nature and justice that has guided them throughout their lives. In 2014, Krista and her siblings made climate change a priority for the Foundation, adopting a fossil-free investment policy and supporting a variety of organizations (by invitation only), including WRI.

“I appreciate that WRI is focused on systems change and works with governments and businesses to foster change at the regional and country levels,” Krista explains. “It complements the work of other grass- roots organizations we support, and we need efforts at all these levels if we are going to be successful.”

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