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Resources for the Future

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Resources for the Future is a energy conservation organization based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1952. As of 2019 they had $9.1 million in revenue and $83 million in assets.

Rff's primary purpose is to improve environmental and natural resource policy making worldwide through social science research of the highest caliber. Rff's primary purpose is to improve environmental and natural RESOURCE POLICY MAKING worldwide throu...

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Program areas at Resources for the Future

Rff's research and policy engagement efforts are focused on optimizing the reduction of carbon emissions and other pollutants, measuring impacts, and designing strategies for adaptation and resilience, especially related to climate change. Within these broad themes, specific areas of activity include work on the development and evaluation of innovative policy and market approaches, including: economywide strategies such as carbon pricing, and sector-specific efforts in electric power, transport, industry (including fuel production), buildings, forestry, agriculture, and other land uses; measuring impacts on settlements and infrastructure, human health, food and water systems, and ecosystems, and designing strategies for adaptation and resilience; and cross-cutting issues such as economic and energy transitions, international initiatives, and the incorporation of earth observations into decisionmaking.

Academic relations: award small grants and fellowships to scholars from other institutions to advance the state of knowledge in the environmental and natural resource sciences.

Communications: dissemination of research results in the form of research publications, Resources magazine, Resources radio, the rff website, and other methods. Communications activities advance rff's reputation for independent research and non partisan while informing and shaping public debate. Research publications disseminated include working papers, reports, issue briefs, data tools, and research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

Form 990s for Resources for the Future

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-09Oct 9, 2020990View PDF
2018-09Oct 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-09Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Sep 22, 2017990View PDF
2015-09Oct 19, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Resources for the Future

Total grants, contributions, etc.$7,017,077
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,197,148
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$497,316
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$441,768
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$-213
Total revenues$9,153,096

Vendors for Resources for the Future

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Aronson LLCTax accounting; Audit accounting2020-10-09
█████████CRM software; Fundraising software2019-10-04
█████████ ████████Software2019-10-04
█████████Marketing software2019-10-04
█████ ██Accounting$130,8442019-09-01
██████ ███████Consulting$103,5302019-09-01

Personnel at Resources for the Future

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Richard G NewellPresident and Chief Executive Officer$391,978Oct. 9, 2020
Shannon Wulf TregarChief of Staff$138,752Sept. 30, 2019
███████ ██████Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer-July 13, 2020
██████ ██████Vice President , Finance and Administration$251,237Sept. 30, 2019
█████ ███████Vice President for Finance and Administration$238,700Oct. 15, 2019
████ ███ ███ █████Vice President for Communications$109,300July 13, 2020
███████ ██ ████Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement$262,630July 13, 2020
██████ ███ ██████Vice President - Development and Corporate Secretary$127,051Sept. 30, 2018
███████ ████Vice President for Development and Institutional Strategy / Deputy Director for Government and Public Affairs-July 13, 2020
████ ████████Senior Fellow$242,860Sept. 30, 2019
...and 13 more key personnel

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