World Resource Institute

WRI Annual Report 2020-21: Thanking Our Donors

Thanking Our Donors

Every year as we prepare our Annual Report, we look back with deep gratitude at the vision and generosity of our donors, without whom our work would not be possible.

We are especially grateful this year, as many donors maintained or increased their support, enabling us to thrive despite the challenges of 2020. We are very proud to recognize this broad group of supporters, who share our commitment to creating a more sustainable and prosperous world for all.

This fiscal year, WRI raised $225 million in revenue—from governments, corporations, foundations and individuals. We are grateful to have received several large, multi-year grants, including $19.7 million from USAID for work on air quality and more than $10 million from HSBC for work on climate change.

We received $10.8 million in flexible core funds from the governments of Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden. This support is critical in helping us reduce poverty and support sustainable development. We are also grateful to the governments of Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Norway for their generous programmatic support.

Foundations continue to be among WRI’s most important supporters and partners. This year, we received multi-year grants from Bloomberg Philanthropies to continue our work on global road safety, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) for our Greening the Belt and Road Initiative and Stichting DOB Ecology for renewed support for Resource Watch.

Unrestricted revenue from individuals, family foundations and corporate donors reached $6.5 million in FY20. These funds allow us to explore nascent issues, leverage additional revenue, and invest in the institutional staff and processes to support our global goals.

WRI’s Global Board of Directors provides strong oversight and philanthropic support. Stephen M. Ross Philanthropies made a new $63.5 million commitment in 2020 to expand the work of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, bringing Stephen Ross’s total giving to WRI to more than $100 million. Michael Polsky renewed his generous support for the Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy.

We proudly recognize all donors who made contributions of $1,000 or more, enabling our work and mission.

2020 Donor Listings

(includes revenue received between October 2, 2019 and January 15, 2021 and older grants still open as of October 1, 2019)

MAJOR DONORS ($750,000+)

Acacia Conservation Fund

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Bank of America

Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Fund

Bezos Earth Fund

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Cargill, Inc.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Citi Foundation

Climate and Land Use Alliance

ClimateWorks Foundation

David Blood

David K. Smoot Sustainability of Life on Earth Fund

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

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

European Climate Foundation

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

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

FedEx Corporation

FEMSA Foundation

Ford Foundation

German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)

Global Center on Adaptation

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Global Environment Facility (GEF) Climate Change Mitigation Unit

Good Energies Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

HSBC Holdings PLC

Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos)

IHE Delft Foundation IKEA Foundation

Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Laudes Foundation

Linden Trust for Conservation

MacDoch Foundation


Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (DGIS)

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands

National Geographic Society

Oak Foundation

Open Society Foundations


Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

Michael Polsky

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

Shell Foundation

Stephen M. Ross Philanthropies

Stichting DOB Ecology

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

The Tilia Fund

Toyota Mobility Foundation

U.K. Department for International Development (DFID)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

UPS Foundation

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Forest Service International Programs

Walmart Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

World Bank

World Economic Forum

Anonymous (4)


The Growald Family Fund’s investment in the study of the impact of power generation on water represents the kind of bold action that is needed to create resilient energy systems and prevent water insecurity. WRI is pleased to partner with the fund as it supports climate solutions, fosters vibrant civil society and promotes research and analysis. Together, we are supporting pilot projects in Asia that can be scaled or mainstreamed to transform the ways society protects the environment and communities.

“I am proud of the work that WRI Ross Center has done to improve how cities are designed by focusing on the benefits cities can bring to the environment and people. Now is the time to build on this foundation to bring sustainable cities to more people.”
—Stephen Ross, Chairman and Founder, Related Companies WRI Global Board of Directors



Strategic Core Funding Partners

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (DGIS)

Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida)

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Program/Project Partners

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

City of Philadelphia

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

Department of Energy and Climate Change of the United Kingdom

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

Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment of Ireland

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia

Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark in Beijing

Embassy of the United States of America in China

Environmental Protection Agency of Sweden

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

European Commission (EC)

European Forest Institute (EFI)

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

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

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The Forestry Development Authority of Liberia

German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Maryland Department of Agriculture

Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France

Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands

Ministry of Environment of Poland

Ministry of the Environment and Energy of Sweden

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands

Municipality of The Hague

National Environment Agency of Singapore

Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)

Royal Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)

U.K. Department for International Development (DFID)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of State

U.S. Forest Service International Programs

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

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

World Bank

Anonymous (2)


In late 2020, WRI received a major grant from the Bezos Earth Fund. The $100 million, five-year grant will support the development of a satellite-based system that will monitor carbon emissions and identify potentially harmful changes to the world’s forests, grasslands, wetlands, farms and other critical areas. It will also catalyze the electrification of U.S. school buses, improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions across the country. We are grateful to Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez for their generous support.


Better Tomorrow Fund

Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Fund

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Blue Forest Finance Inc

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Climate and Land Use Alliance

ClimateWorks Foundation

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

DOEN Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

EAT Foundation

The Educational Foundation of America

Energy Foundation

Energy Foundation China

Ernesto Bertarelli Foundation

European Climate Foundation

FIA Foundation

The Finnish Innovation Fund (SITRA)

Ford Foundation

Goldschmeding Foundation voor Mens, Werk en Economie

Good Energies Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Growald Family Fund Heising-Simons Foundation

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The Kresge Foundation

Laudes Foundation

Meyer Memorial Trust

Mulago Foundation

Oak Foundation

Open Society Foundations

Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

Pisces Foundation

Porticus Foundation

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Rockefeller Foundation

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Stichting DOB Ecology

Stichting SED Fund

Swedish Postcode Lottery

The Tilia Fund

Tiny Beam Fund

Wallace Global Fund

The Waterloo Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

World Cocoa Foundation

Anonymous (4)


Microsoft is aiming to become carbon negative, water positive and zero waste by 2030— and it is on a path to remove its historical carbon emissions by 2050. Corporate actions like this mark a major shift in tackling today’s most pressing issues.

In partnership with WRI, Microsoft is raising the bar on corporate water stewardship. Over the past year, we helped Microsoft set ground-breaking water targets to deliver water-positive impact across its current and future sites. In partnership with BlackRock, Microsoft is supporting the development of Reservoir Watch, the world’s first open- access water modeling tool for assessing near real-time reservoir health and predicting future water resources.

Previously, Microsoft’s AI for Earth partnered with WRI to create an internal innovation fund to advance the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in our work. Microsoft is a member of WRI’s Corporate Consultative Group, which helps accelerate businesses’ transition toward sustainable practices. We are thankful to have Microsoft as a trusted partner and donor.


Strategic Relationships


Bank of America

Cargill, Inc.

Citi Foundation

FedEx Corporation

FEMSA Foundation

Google Inc.

HSBC Holdings PLC

IKEA Foundation


Shell Foundation

Toyota Mobility Foundation

UPS Foundation

Walmart & Walmart Foundation

2019–2020 Corporate Consultative Group Members


Abbott Laboratories

Baker McKenzie

Bank of America

Best Buy Co., Inc.

Cargill, Inc.

Caterpillar Inc.

The Chemours Company

Citigroup, Inc.

Colgate-Palmolive Company


Equinor ASA

Exelon Corporation

FedEx Corporation

General Mills, Inc.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Google Inc.

The Hershey Company


Johnson Controls


Macro Advisory Partners Mars, Inc.


PayPal Inc.

PepsiCo, Inc.

Pfizer Inc.



Starbucks Coffee Company

Target Corporation


Tetra Pak International

Tyson Foods, Inc.

United Parcel Service, Inc.


The Walt Disney Company

VF Corporation

Hilton Worldwide

Hoge Dennen Holding BV

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited


International Paper Company

Johnson Controls Foundation

The Kellogg Company


L’Oreal U.S.A


Mars, Inc.

Max Hamburgerrestauranger AB

Merck and Co., Inc.

McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Mitchells & Butlers PLC

The Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa

Monde Nissin Corp

Mondelēz International

Morgan Stanley

Musim Mas Group


Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

Nike, Inc.


Ørsted A/S

Ove Arup & Partners International Limited

Panera Bread

PepsiCo, Inc.

Program/Project Partners

ADM Capital Foundation

Alcoa Foundation

Allotrope Partners

Amazon Web Services

Ansell Ltd.

Apple Inc.

Arconic Foundation


BlackRock Inc.

Bunge Loders Croklaan

Caterpillar Foundation


Dairy Management, Inc.

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council




Eileen Fisher, Inc.

Facebook, Inc.

Ford Motor Company


Genentech, Inc.

Golden Agri-Resources



Procter & Gamble



Royal DSM

RS Group



Sime Darby Berhad


Southern Company Generation

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Tennessee Valley Utility

Tesco PLC

Tetra Tech

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Uber Technologies, Inc.

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.


Wells Fargo

Weyerhauser Company

Wilmar International Limited


Blistex, Inc.

Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation

CPS Energy


Pfizer Foundation


Matching and Workplace Giving

Adobe, Inc.

Apple, Inc.

Capricorn Investment Group

Delta Dental


Dodge and Cox Matching Gift Program

Erie Insurance

GE Foundation

Genentech, Inc

Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program

Google Inc.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)


Kauffman Foundation Matching Gifts Program


McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Microsoft Matching Gifts Program

The Prospect Hill Foundation

Takeda Pharmaceutical Limited Company

Tencue Productions LLC

World Bank Community Connections Fund


Last year, WRI completed an innovative collaboration with students at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). WRI Global Leadership Council member and supporter Tim Disney invited WRI’s ocean experts to work with students to create art projects to raise public awareness of threats to the ocean and encourage young people to take action. Although the pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 UN Ocean Conference, it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the CalArts students, whose projects included upcycled apparel, a habit-changing app, a culture-jamming campaign exposing illegal fishing practices and an Instagram-based approach to promote sustainable seafood. The work was shared with ocean experts throughout WRI’s global network, as well as with CalArts faculty and alumni.

“The combination of science, art and activism is a powerful way to create the culture change we need to address complex issues like climate change, ocean health and social justice. I was proud to bring these two distinguished organizations together.”

—Tim Disney, Chairman, CalArts, and WRI Global Leadership Council member

“The Drop Project,” by Hannah Saidiner (Film/Video BFA 21),
Jessica Peng (Art BFA 20) and Eleonora Stella Oei (Film/Video BFA 21).

“When I saw the similarities between WRI’s priorities and my own, I knew WRI would be a choice for donations from me .... I plan to also include WRI in my will.”
—Jeanne Musgrove, Legacy Society Member




Acacia Conservation Fund

Bezos Earth Fund

David Blood

MacDoch Foundation

Stephen M. Ross Philanthropies

Sall Family Foundation

Roger Sant

Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Fund

Ruth McCormick Tankersley Charitable Trust


David K. Smoot Sustainability of Life on Earth Fund

Linden Trust for Conservation

Leon Lowenstein Foundation

Thomas and Musa Mayer

The Chris and Melody Malachowsky Family Foundation

Polsky Foundation

The Summit Foundation

Anonymous (1)


Abelow Family Foundation

The Rona and Jeffrey Abramson Foundation

The MGDC Apgar Foundation

Tammie Arnold

John E. Bartlett

Frances Beinecke

Elizabeth Belfer

Afsaneh M. Beschloss/The Woodland Foundation, Inc.

Bluestein Family

Boger Family Foundation Inc.

Stephen Brenninkmeijer

Sally Cameron

Mount Blue Fund of the Essex County Community Foundation

William A. Chen

Cox Family Fund

Tim Disney

Timothy Dunn and Ellen Stofan/ Black Dog Foundation

Brean Epp

Irene Fee

Pam and Peter Flaherty

Patrick Flynn

G.O. Forward Charitable Trust

Peter Fox-Penner

Maria Gea and John Niccolai

GML Giving Back

Peter Graham and Heidi Drymer

Douglas Harmon

James Harmon

Nancy Hammond

Cynthia R. Helms

Margaret M. Hixon/The Margaret M. Hixon Fund

Margaret VB. Hughes

Andrew W. and Lauran Jack

Julie Juenemann

Richard Johnson

Ulla Johnson

Kane Family Partnership/ The Morton and Merle Kane Philanthropic Fund

Kay Family Foundation, Inc./ The Ina Kay Foundation

Knight Britton Charitable Fund

Samuel Krasnik & Kathleen Corless

Herbert and Katherine Kurth Religious Foundation, Inc.

Alice Lam and Ziba Scott Giving Fund

Joaquim Levy

The Ingeborg Lock Trust

Ann MacDougall and Jules Kaufman

The Matz Family Fund

Jeff and Ashley McDermott

Kathleen McLaughlin

Wilhelm Merck and Nonie Brady

Leo Model Foundation

The Morrow Family Fund

Myers Family Charitable Fund

AB Nadiv Foundation

Jeff Nathanson

The Nint Foundation

The Nowak Family Charitable Remainder Trust

Thomas A. Nowak, M.D.

Andra Patterson

Pritzker Innovation Fund

The Prospect Hill Foundation

David W. Richardson, CFA

Ms. Heather L. Ross and Mr. Edward L. Strohbehn, Jr.

Sharon and Russell Rumberger

Sally Mead Hands Foundation

Gregg Sciabica

Liesbet and Andrew Steer

Ann Sullivan Giving Fund

Amy and Mark Tercek Foundation

Sue and John Tierney

Lee and Dorothy Thomas/The Thomas Family Foundation

Tse Foundation

Clint and Sandi Vince Charitable Foundation

Benjamin Wagner

Daniel Weiss/Angeleno Group

Robert Zoellick

Anonymous (9)

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

Steve Adams/Steve and Jayne Adams Charitable

Andrea Adler

The Aeneid Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund

Caitlin Agrell

Mark and Meg Alberts

Bradley E. Alger

Dominic and Kristina Allori

Eleanor and Dean Anderson

Ruth Anderson

Elaine and Arthur Aron

Associated Students of the University of California

Atkins Donor Advised Fund

Austin Family Fund at Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Steven Averbuch and Rachel Rivest

Kenneth and Lee Bakalar Fund

Benjamin M. Baker Charitable Fund

Girish Balakrishnan

Justin Baldauf

Donald A Baughman and Roberta E Swain Charitable Fund

Bonnie J Beck

Beebe Family Charitable Fund

Ellen and Guillermo Bernal Family Foundation

Vicki Berry

The Berryman Family Charitable Fund

Alexis Beshara/ Ophelia & Rey LLC

Linda Beyce

The Birenbaum Family Fund

Lynn Blainey

The Jeffrey and Julie Blake Charitable Fund

Robert O. Blake, Jr.

Sylvia Blake

Joel Blum

Emily Bluth

Nancy Bobowiec

Tomas Bok and Florentien de Ruiter

B. Jay Bortz

Bray-Sugg-Nuccio-Selby Family

Katrina Brighling/IPMI

Edward Brittenham/ Brittenham Family Gift Fund

Adrienne and Andrew Bro Steven Brock

Janet Brownstone and Andrew W. Verhalen Fund

Richard and Alison Bruce

Laurie and Brice Buchanan

Judy Buechner Advised Fund

Jefferson Bull and Marilyn Packard-Luther

Richard Burck and Alice Hecht

Ildefonso Burgos

Robert Burt

Tiia Carswell

Kenneth Chang and Julia Espel

Jennifer Lyn Chu

Gwendolyn Cohen

Brendon Colburn

Myra Collard

Brian Collins and Madhuri Kahsyap

Kira and David Connaughton

Michael Connolley

David Cook

Elizabeth Cook

Spence Cook Philanthropic Fund

Barbara Cooper

Kathleen Cooper

Janice Cooperstein

The Peter and Elisabeth Cormier Charitable Giving Fund

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

Terrell Cox

David Cushing

Charlene Yaunke Cutler

Leslie Dach and Mary Dickie

N. Dahlin Giving Fund

Stephen Dahm

The Dalton Gang Inc

Nancy Dalton

Danem Foundation

Diane Davidson

Alfred DeAngelis

Rao DeCato Family Charitable Fund

Kathryn Deegan

Rabecca Delamotte and Peter Bloom

Yafang Deng

Peter and Gretchen Detre Charitable Donations Account

Jenn and Mike DiPietro

Bonnie and Rick Dlott

Andrea Dodge

Conor DuBois

Brad Eastwood

Debbi Echt

The David Geoffrey Elkins Fund

The Elson Family Charitable Fund

Mark and Glori Engel

The Episcopal Church

Richard Epstein

Nancy and Jeff Evelhoch

The Faretheewell Foundation

Adam Fass

Shannon Fast

Colin and Beth Faucett

Eva Fernandez

Mary Fields

Wendy Fiering and Tim Kieschnick

Mark E. and Sharon Fine

Dennis Fisher

Bonnie L. Fischer

Craig and Diane Fischer

Ronnie Fischer

The Fitzharris Family

Gilbert Flanagan

Maureen Flannery

Agnieszka Flizik

Robert Floyd

Art and Nora Forni Charitable Trust

Lisa and Jim Fox

Mary and Paul Fox Charitable Fund

Judy Frandson and Michael Bonine

Richard Fromer

Fuller Family Foundation

Christopher Gardner

Edward Gardner

Judith Gayer

Susan Gerngross

Daniel and Catherine Gerst

Ian Glover

Carl Gobel

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

Goldberg-Smith Trust

Scott and Shari Goldstein

Madeleine Gottlieb

Graves Family

Vickie Greenhouse

Emily Gropp

James Guiry

Gordon Guyant

Jason Gwinn

David P. Hackett/David and Kelly Hackett Foundation

Byron Hall

Craig Hamilton

Craig and Iben Hanson

Susan Hansz

Beverly Hargraves

AJ Harradine

Kathryn Harris

Teresa Hartle

John and Sheila Harvey

Ellen Hastings

Anita L. Hatanaka

David Hays

Carolee and Jon Hazard

HEB Foundation

Janet Hendricks

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Henry

Hertzman Foundation

Amy and Ziggy Hirsch

Matthew Hirschland

Ho Chen Family Foundation

Wiley Hodges

Ian Hooley

Leslie Hope

Daniel House

Brandon Hubbard

Brad Huber

Peter and Katie Hulseman

Humanity Foundation

Melissa Huther

Natalie Ichertz and David Barker

Zephry Isley Charitable Gift Fund

JAB Charitable Giving Fund

Eric M Jackson

Hilary Rosenblum Jefferson

Zachary Jefferson

Charles Jennings

Jilli Joffe

Charles and Phyllis Johnson

Susan Johnson

Kathryn Johnstone

Amanda Jones

Justine Jordan

Bradley Kaplan

Mayya Kawar

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Sam Keel

Bernadette Keirsey

RT Kempner Family Fund

Jeeyoon Kim

Taeeun Kim

Bob Kirby and Brownlee McKee

Valerie Kirkby

Diana Kirschner

The Big Sky Knox Family

Satish Kodali

Leslie Kornstein Giving Tree

Tanya Kranenburg

Michael and Anne Krepick Charitable Gift Fund

Sujatha Krishnakumar

Ms. Maja Kristin/ Family and Beyond

Stan Kromar

William A. Krug

Wayne and Kathy Kubick

The Kurtz Family Foundation

Laczay Family Fund

LAD Climate Fund

Francois Laithier

Gayatri Lakshmanan

Judy Lamana

Tania Landauer

Gordon Latta

Ginny Lee

Richard Lee

Toy Lee Giving Fund

Laura and Paul Leppert

Lauren W Leung

William Levan

JuJun Liong

Jian Liu

George Loening

Thomas E. Lovejoy III

Lov GetTogether Inc

Martin Lueker

Larry L. Luing Family Foundation, Inc.

Jay Mansavage

Marion Charity Fund

Allie Martens

The Marxe Family Foundation

Thomas May

Bill and Carol McClain

Don and Alison McCormack

McCormick Family Giving Fund

Maia McCormick

Donald McCurdy

Kathleen and Steve McGavock

Patrick McIntosh

Nathan McKenzie

Katherine Johnson Mclean

Meg Metzger Fund of the Whatcom Community Foundation

Larry and Eileen Miller

Robert Miller

Ben Millis

Sari Mintz and Gary Morrison

Kathleen and David Mislan

Ryan Molton

Eleanor Moore

Scott Mordock

Dylan Morris

Karen Morris

Morris Fund

Carole and Harold Moskowitz Family Foundation

Helen Mountford and Vladimir Lopez-Bassols Charity Fund

Aubert and Barbara Mowry

The Murray Family Foundation

Jeanne A. Musgrove

The NHRG Private Foundation

Nesler Family Fund

Bob and Toni Newton

Josepha Nicola

Jillian Niggel

Michael Nigro

Sisi Nimbus

Matthew Nimetz

Nurmukhanov-Kale Charitable Fund

Robin O’Brien

Charles John O’Byrne

Carol O’Hare

Kim Olson

Christopher and Sara Oot

Daniel Orfield

Richard W. Orser

Bartosz Ostenda

Dr. Hal E. Ott

Jyoti Patel

Priyesh Patel

Ronak Patel

Andrea Patineau

Linda and Wesley Patterson

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Patton, Jr.

Patricia Pearson

Carol K. Pforzheimer and Carl A. Pforzheimer Fund

Salil Phadnis and Meghana Mudiyam

Hartley Phinney

Cameron Pitt

Plasser Family

Akshat Podar

Point House Fund

Beth and Ted Powers-Johnson

Lester Poretsky Family Foundation

David Porteous and Vicky Smith Account

John Pratt

Amy Price

Ellen B. Proctor

William Putnam

The Putnam Family Charitable Fund

N. Rajgopal

John G. Rakocy/John G. Rakocy and Family

Lisa Rasmussen Charitable Account

Anil Reddy

Alex Reeve

William and Elizabeth Reilly

Elly Richards

The Grace Jones Richardson Trust

David Robbins

Robinhood Cove Fund of the Essex County Community Foundation

Dorothy Robyn Frank Rogg

Douglas M Rothrock Charitable Gift Fund

Roxbury Fund of the New York Community Trust

Victor Roytburd

Rubin Family Fund

Michael and Pooja Rutberg

Andrew Sabin Family Foundation

Edward and Diana Sabin

Kathy and Gary Salvner

Sandblast Productions

Naomi Saunders

Tedd and Ella Saunders

Lisa Schlecht

The Schmitz-Fromherz Family Fund

Stephanie Schultz

Pam Schulz

Howie and Alison Schwab Family Fund

Schwartzman Moss Family Fund

Patrick Scott and Susan Kraft

Steven and Maria Scroggs

Jennifer Scully-Lerner

Gottfried Sehringer

Frank Seidman

Shah Family Charitable Fund

Shanok Foundation Inc.

Cynthia Shen

Shepperd Family Charitable Fund

Ben and Leah Sherman

Judith and Arnold Siegel

Silton Family Foundation

Silver Tie Fund

Padmakshi Singh

Peter Slade/Taylor, Ganson & Perrin LLP

Cyn Slaughter and Kevin FitzGerald

Jane and Carl Smith

Sidor Smith Family Charitable Fund

The Snider Foundation

Henry Warren Snipes

Ethan Snow

Stanley Snyder

Social Good Fund

Jonathan and Cleo Sonneborn Advisory Fund

Drew Sorrels

Spark Directed Fund

Paul M. Spiegel

Michael Spiegelman

Richard Stanley

Jocelyn Starzak

Christopher Stephens

Stratton Charitable Fund

Janet Strickler TSSF

Maryellen Sullivan

Maureen and Dennis Sullivan

Laurie Svec

Sweat Family Foundation

Jonathan Sweet

Scott Tabakman

Helga Tarver

Jui Tataria

Timon P. Tesar

Barbara J Tigert

David H. Thomas

Aaron and Karla Thompson Daena Title

Victor Torgrimson

Robert Trone

Dan Tunstall

Laura D. Tyson

Steve J. Usdan

Greg T. VandeKerk

Ariane van der Straten

Watering Pond Foundation

Marilyn Weber

Elizabeth Webster

Caroline Weller/Banjanan Andrew Whalley

Peter and Renee Whitehead Anne Wilkes

Gregory Todd Williams

N. Noel Wilson

Sandra K. Wilson

Richard Winegar

Dale Winter and Emily Russell Laura Woodland

John Ziemer

Barry Zingman

Anonymous (105)

Other Institutions

7Summits LLC

American Forests

Aspen Institute

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Carbon Disclosure Project, North America


Central Arkansas Water

Coffey International Development Limited

Conservation International Colombia

Duke University

Environmental Defense Fund

Erie Insurance

F20 Foundations

Farmers Restaurant Group

Fonds Climat et Energie

Forum for the Future


Global Center on Adaptation

Harvard University

Hatch Inc

Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos)

IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative

IHE Delft Foundation

International Center for Tropical Agriculture

International Monetary Fund

Institute for Sustainable Community

Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory

LTS International Limited

Mineral Economics and Management Society

National Geographic Society

Natural Resource Governance Institute

The Nature Conservancy

Network for Good

New America

Night Light Marketing Concepts, LLC

Open Data Charter


Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security

Red Ventures, LLC

Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

Spring Point Partners

Stanford University

Stockholm International Water Institute

The Sunrise Project

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies

True Costs Initiative

U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

University of Oxford

University of Tokyo

Vital Strategies

WAP Sustainability Consulting

Waste and Resources Action Programme


West Virginia University

Wildlife Conservation Society

The Windward Fund

Winrock International Institute for Agriculture Development

World Economic Forum

World Wildlife Fund

Anonymous (6)



The Bank of New York Mellon

Boston Consulting Group


Descartes Labs


Ford Foundation


Johnson Controls


National Geographic Society

Nicholas Goedekeing

NYU Marion Institute

World Bank

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