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World Resources Institute

CharityWatch report issued
October 2019

Top-Rated Charity
A+
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
91%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$2
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

World Resources Institute
10 G Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Other Names

None

Tax Status

501(c)3

Website

www.wri.org

Stated Mission

To move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment and its capacity to provide for the needs & aspirations of current & future generations.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 09/30/2018

Program Percentage: 91%

The percentage of World Resources Institute's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$109,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $2

How many dollars World Resources Institute spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$134,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
World Resources Institute IRS Form 990 52-1257057
World Resources Institute & Subsidiaries Audited Consolidated Financial Statements Multiple
Entity: World Resources Institute
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 52-1257057
Entity: World Resources Institute & Subsidiaries
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
 
World Resources Institute
meets governance benchmarks.
 
World Resources Institute
meets transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy No Sharing  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Andrew Steer President/CEO $450,048
2 Manish Bapna Executive VP/Managing Director $320,750
3 Steven Barker VP/CFO $285,025
1
Name: Andrew Steer
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $450,048
2
Name: Manish Bapna
Title: Executive VP/Managing Director
Compensation: $320,750
3
Name: Steven Barker
Title: VP/CFO
Compensation: $285,025

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

CharityWatch's rating of World Resources Institute (WRI) also includes the financial activities of the WRI subsidiaries included in the WRI audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018. According to the WRI fiscal 2018 consolidated audit (Note A), these subsidiaries are: the World Resources Institute Fund, the World Resources Institute India, the World Resources Institute (US) Beijing Representative Office, and the WRI Europe Stichting. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in the audit consolidation.

According to the World Resources Institute (WRI) tax filing for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, WRI reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Regarding nonfixed payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 7):

"WRI uses a bonus program to recognize milestone achievements and nurture talent. We award both annual bonuses linked to the annual performance review and spot bonuses when staff achieve a significant goal or go above and beyond."


WRI reports "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments to 15 individuals in calendar year 2017. The individual bonus amounts range from $17,250 to $2,000. The $17,250 bonus was paid to Rod Taylor, Global Director, Forests; his reported total compensation is $219,501 for 2017 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).


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