Grantee Profile

World Resources Institute

Grants to World Resources Institute

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global environmental think tank that works with governments, companies and civil society to build practical solutions to urgent environmental challenges. The goal of this grant is to protect the environment and improve the wellbeing of people in the oil producing regions of Lake Turkana Basin by strengthening social and environmental policies and practices related to the emerging oil sector. WRI will analyze Kenyan laws, oil company policies and international best practice for transparency; public participation and consultation; and protection of ecosystem services within the context of oil production.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The purpose of this grant is to ensure that foreign oil companies operating in Uganda comply with international social and environmental standards that result in better environmental management and improved social outcomes. World Resources Institute will conduct research on legal, company and international standards that apply to the oil companies; advocate for companies to engage in international standard setting; monitor and assess the performance of oil companies; and facilitate dialogue between stakeholders.

  • $1,500,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support expanded communications technology capacity (over three years).

  • $145,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To develop guidelines for good environmental governance to assist the processes and institutions involved in decision making in Yunnan Province, China (over two years).

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of a study on valuation of goods and services provided by coral reefs in the Caribbean (over three years).

  • $1,000,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support the Strategic Opportunity Fund and for hardware and software technology to support special projects (over four years).

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support capacity building for biodiversity conservation in Cameroon (over four years).

  • $300,000

    2001 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To maintain momentum for strong U.S. action and international cooperation to address global warming (over two years).

  • $375,000Active Strategy

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To develop a portfolio of community-managed marine reserves in the western central Pacific (over three years).

  • $60,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To develop an institutional coastal and marine ecosystem conservation strategy.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded World Resources Institute $4,330,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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