EIN 52-1257057

World Resources Institute (WRI)

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World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. Their more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain their natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
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Program areas at WRI

Energy: wri collaborates with policymakers, cities, companies, utilities, regulators and development institutions to secure a future in which people everywhere have access to affordable, clean and reliable energy. Four centers of excellence - business, economics, equity and finance provide support to our programs through cross-cutting research, technical guidance and stakeholder engagement.business: wri's center for sustainable business works to change the approach of business to make a positive contribution to human well-being and the environment. Our work centers on three main initiatives: the science based targets initiative drives corporate action that aligns with planetary boundaries; we encourage circular economy models to promote alternatives to unchecked consumption; and we support policy engagement to shift business influence on government policy. Wri also plays a leadership role in two multi-stakeholder partnerships: pace, which seeks to advance a circular economy, and p4g, which supports sustainable development through public- private partnerships.economics: the economics center conducts analysis and modeling to identify the opportunities, benefits and trade-offs in order to improve environmental management and advance climate action.equity: wri believes that ensuring equity for people must be at the heart of any effort to decarbonize the economy. To keep our commitment to equity front and center, the Institute launched the center for equitable development in july 2021. The center aims to build a resilient, just and sustainable future by working with governments, the private sector, civil society and citizens to address issues that matter most to vulnerable communities. The center encompasses and expands on the work previously housed in the governance center, with a focus on social and financial equity, poverty, adaptation to climate change, environmental rights, pollution and responsive government.finance: the finance center promotes the shift of global finance and investments away from environmentally destructive activities toward sustainable development. Through our data-driven and actionable research, we mobilize coalitions to inform financial decisions and investment strategies by governments, private sector investors, banks and multilateral institutions.program description grants expensesbusiness center $ 5,487,509 $ 10,057,706special projects $ 5,515,676 $ 15,055,353energy $ 1,222,314 $ 6,368,217equity center $ 910,033 $ 6,344,175finance center $ 59,208 $ 2,854,629 economics center $ 133,314 $ 946,962

Grants made by WRI

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Give FoundationReverse Rapid Degradation of Ecosystems$1,987,500
SDSN AssociationReverse Rapid Degradation of Ecosystems$997,247
International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)Support Envir and Socially Equitable Decisions$806,371
...and 64 more grants made totalling $10,351,784

Who funds World Resources Institute (WRI)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Conservation International (CI)The Landscape Restoration in the Makuli-Nzaui Ecosystem, Kenya; Landscapes Las Verapaces, Guatemala; Enyezini Forest and Soil Restoration - Mzimba District, Malawi; Faja Lobi Reforestation Project; Priceless Planet Coalition - Technical Implementation and Program Management$2,804,326
Bloomberg PhilanthropiesAccelerate Transition To Clean Energy$2,535,000
Cerity Partners FoundationSystems Change Lab and Cool Food Initiative$2,000,000
...and 117 more grants received totalling $38,714,424

Personnel at WRI

Ani DasguptaPresident and Chief Executive Officer$0
Tracey PatilloActing Chief Financial Officer$125,337
Becky MarshallChief of Staff$204,472
Renuka IyerChief Human Resources Officer$178,288
Steve BarkerVice President and Chief
...and 34 more key personnel

Financials for WRI

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$198,442,077
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$2,535,251
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$109
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-311,636
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$-6,697,407
Total revenues$193,968,394

Form 990s for WRI

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-092023-08-14990View PDF
2021-092022-08-15990View PDF
2020-092021-08-16990View PDF
2019-092020-10-07990View PDF
2018-092019-09-30990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 20, 2023
Received grants
Identified 101 new grant, including a grant for $2,804,326 from Conservation International (CI)
August 8, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 5, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
June 27, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 27, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
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General information
10 G St Ne
Washington, DC 20002
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(202) 729-7600
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q05: International, Foreign Affairs and National Security Research Institutes and Public Policy Analysis
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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