Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

World Resources Institute

Working at the intersection of environment & human needs

98.23

10 G Street, NE Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 729-7600   Web Site
EIN: 52-1257057

Board Leadership
James A. Harmon & David Blood
Co-Chairs

CEO
Andrew Steer
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and more. 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. WRI's more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources-the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on six critical issues at the intersection of environment and development: climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport.

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and more. 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. WRI's more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources-the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on six critical issues at the intersection of environment and development: climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport.

Financial

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.28
  Program Expenses Growth 10.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Resources Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Resources Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $153,716,864
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,501,614
Total Contributions $158,218,478
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $158,218,478
   Other Revenue $1,099,590
TOTAL REVENUE $159,318,068
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $109,710,301
   Administrative Expenses $9,098,201
   Fundraising Expenses $1,985,339
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $120,793,841
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $38,524,227
   
Net Assets $162,393,826

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$458,315 0.37% Andrew Steer President & CEO

Mission

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and more. 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. WRI's more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources-the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on six critical issues at the intersection of environment and development: climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Resources Institute (DC) 98.23
Environmental Investigation Agency (DC) 91.77
Michigan Environmental Council (MI) 90.28
EARTHWORKS (DC) 96.66
350.org (MA) 85.55

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Charity Contact Info

World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 729-7600
fax: (202) 729-7610
EIN: 52-1257057

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Board Leadership

James A. Harmon & David Blood
Co-Chairs

CEO

Andrew Steer
President and CEO