Major Donors

(Grants of $1 million or more, includes revenue received 10/1/14-1/15/16 and older grants still open as of 10/1/14)

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Caterpillar Foundation

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

ClimateWorks Foundation

DOEN Foundation

European Commission

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany

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


Johnson Controls, Inc.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

Oak Foundation

Michael Polsky Family

Stephen M. Ross Philanthropies

Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Royal Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

Shell Foundation

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

The Tilia Fund

U.K. Department for International Development

U.S. Agency for International Development

United Nations Environment Programme

Villum Foundation

Donor Highlight

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies has been and continues to be a major partner in WRI’s efforts to create more livable cities through safe, equitable and sustainable mobility and urban design. WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities/EMBARQ is a partner organization within the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, which works to implement road safety activities and coordinate with in-country governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. The Initiative works at both the national level to strengthen legislation and the city level implementing proven interventions to make roads safer. WRI works with 10 cities globally to implement evidence- based solutions in sustainable mobility, including high-quality bus rapid transit and improved conditions for walking and bicycling. It also works in India and China to shape better public policies at the national level. Investing a total of $259 million on global road safety, which supports work by WRI and many other organizations, Bloomberg Philanthropies exemplifies the connection between big ideas and effective action at the intersection of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.

In 2015, WRI also partnered with Bloomberg Philanthropies and Michael Bloomberg in his role as Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. WRI brought its Global Protocol for Community Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories to help inform and quantify the leadership commitments made by the Compact of Mayors, one of the key initiatives building momentum for the Paris Agreement.