EIN 20-4451390

Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)

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The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) helps people to realize the benefits of their countries' endowments of oil, gas and minerals. They do this through technical advice, advocacy, applied research, policy analysis, and capacity development.
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Program areas at NRGI

Training and capacity development building change agents' knowledge and creating networks of reform-minded individuals is one of the linchpins of nrgi's work. As online offerings became the only way to conduct certain types of capacity building, nrgi built on past online successes. At the global level, we transformed nrgi's advanced Resource Governance course, usually held in person in a single location, into a fully online course combining live lectures, question-and-answer sessions, multimedia content, forum discussions and group work. Our in-country programming also pivoted to virtual offerings.
Researchnrgi published cross-country analyses of government responses to the fiscal challenges posed by the coronavirus and related swings in commodity prices. To facilitate this work, we continued to draw on our national oil company database as an analytical tool. These quick analyses often led to action-in ghana, nrgi was able to support and work alongside civil society in preventing risky government pandemic response proposals, including the controversial agyapa gold royalty deal.
International advocacyon the global level, we supported significant improvements to global standards for commodity trading guidelines and reporting requirements at the extractive industries transparency initiative (eiti). We used our expertise to influence standards of the eiti, global reporting initiative (gri), and the organization for economic co-operation and development (oecd) to bring energy transition issues to the fore of these norm-setting bodies. Nrgi also worked alongside these partners to facilitate stronger standards and focus on anti-corruption issues. In the private sector, nrgi shared recommendations and facilitated dialogue on strategies to lessen corruption risks when doing business with state-owned enterprises.

Who funds Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
William and Flora Hewlett FoundationFor General Operating Support$1,500,000
The Ford FoundationTo Assist Resource Rich Territories Dependent on the Extraction and Export of Minerals and Fossil Energies To Build A Diversified Socially Inclusive and Environmentally Sustainable Economic Base for Growth and Financial Return for$240,480
William and Flora Hewlett FoundationFor A New Communications Strategy$50,000
...and 1 more grant received

Personnel at NRGI

Daniel KaufmannPresident and Chief Executive Officer$194,068
Suneeta KaimalChief Operating Officer$305,200
Luis JoinedChief Financial Officer
Luis M. GarciaChief Financial and Administrative Officer$155,995
Luis BeganFinancial and Administrative Director
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for NRGI

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$16,002,354
Program services$3,038
Investment income and dividends$2,771
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$32,668
Total revenues$16,040,831

Form 990s for NRGI

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-08-09990View PDF
2019-122021-02-26990View PDF
2018-122020-01-16990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
April 6, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
January 5, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $1,500,000 from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
April 30, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsResearch centersHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Social sciencesHuman rightsForeign affairsInternational developmentWorld peacePublic policyBusiness and industry
Conducts researchLobbyingOperates internationallyReceives government fundingManagement and technical assistanceTax deductible donations
General information
80 Broad St No 1801
New York, NY 10004
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
Website URL
(646) 929-9750
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
V20: Social Science Research Institutes, Services
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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