Solving the World's Most Urgent Environmental Problems

WRI is unique in its ability to create solutions that protect the Earth, and in doing so, improve people's lives. Thank you for supporting this critical work.

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Ways to Support WRI

Become a Donor

Support WRI with a tax-deductible contribution. Donors receive WorldView, our publication highlighting environmental issues around the world.

Become a Sustaining Partner

Make a monthly gift to WRI, for however long you wish. Each January WRI will send a tax receipt confirming your total contributions made during the previous calendar year.

Invest in the Global Impact Fund

Through membership in The Global Impact Fund you can invest in scaling up WRI’s critical initiatives, help to green the economies of key emerging countries, and finance innovative, cutting-edge solutions. For more information, visit the Global Impact Fund page or contact Heidi Donovan.

Join the Corporate Consultative Group

Encourage your company to join the CCG.

Gift of Securities

Gifts of stock, bonds and mutual funds are a great way to support WRI. Learn More.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match gifts made by employees to non-profit organizations. Increase the impact of your gift by asking your employer to match your contributions to WRI. WRI’s Tax ID# is 52-1257057.

Make a Planned Gift

Include WRI in your will or trust.

Gifts of Stock, Bonds and Mutual Funds

When you donate securities held longer than one year, you avoid paying capital gains taxes and receive a charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock. Additionally, gifts of appreciated assets are deductible up to 30% of your adjusted gross income, and any excess may be carried over for use in future tax years.

Gifts of securities such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds may be made electronically by completing a Securities Transfer Form, or by instructing your broker to send the securities via Depository Trust Company (DTC) to:

WRI’s Account:
Charles Schwab
DTC 0164, Code 40
Ref: World Resources Institute
Acct. #5753-4989

WRI’s Representative:
Ms. Karen Doggett
Stanford Institutional Consulting
2800 Quarry Lake Drive, Suite 160
Baltimore, MD 21209
Phone: 410-753-9517
Fax: 410-753-9605


Heidi Donovan
Manager, Annual Giving
Phone: (202) 729-7875
Fax: (202) 729-7870

Your Legacy: Making a Planned Gift to WRI

To leave a gift to WRI in your will or trust, please use the following language:

For a specific bequest:
I give and bequeath unto the World Resources Institute, tax ID# 52-1257057, the sum of $_____ to be used for general charitable purposes.

For a residuary bequest:
I give and bequeath ___% of my residuary estate to the World Resources Institute, tax ID# 52-1257057, to be used for its general charitable purposes.

For a designated or endowed bequest:
I give and bequeath unto the World Resources Institute, tax ID# 52-1257057, (the sum of $___)/(___% of my residuary estate) to be used by it for [state designation or purpose]. In the event the purpose for which this bequest has been designated or restricted can no longer be accomplished, I direct that it be used by the World Resources Institute for such similar charitable purposes as it shall determine.

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