Grantee Profile

Bank Information Center

Grants to Bank Information Center

  • $280,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bank Information Center coordinates campaigns with civil society around the world to reform investment policies and practices of the World Bank, regional development banks, and other international financial institutions. This grant helps protect ecosystem services in Bolivian and Peruvian watersheds by advocating robust environmental management frameworks and stronger resource rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. BIC will monitor a World Bank-funded road construction project in Bolivia; review gaps in Peru’s current Environmental Impact Assessment process; and strengthen the World Bank’s international standards on social and environmental assessment for investment lending globally.

  • $300,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To enhance the social and environmental performance and accountability of the multilateral development banks (over three years).

  • $10,000

    1997 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support strategic planning.

  • $15,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support a meeting of Red Bancos, a Latin American multilateral development-bank monitoring network in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • $170,000

    1995 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support a monitoring program related to the World Bank and the regional development banks (over three years).

  • $30,000

    1995 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support broader developing-country participation in an NGO consultation on Global Environmental Facilty grantmaking programs.

  • $20,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support meetings of developing-country NGOs working on multilateral development bank reform focused on the regional Asia Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the African Development Bank.

  • $105,000

    1992 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To distribute information on environmental assessments of specific projects by multilateral development banks to international network conservation organizations (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Bank Information Center $930,000 between 1978 and 2016.