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World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute and World Resources Institute Fund
10 G ST NE, 8TH FLOOR
WASHINGTON, DC 20002
Telephone: (202) 729-7600  Fax (202) 729-7610
Email:
front@wri.org  
Web site: http://www.wri.org/
EIN:
52-1257057
RED FLAG: WRI received U.S. government grants in 2001: $2,301,222 - see audit table below for detailed grant information
WRI is funded by foundations, industry, U.S. and foreign governments, international agencies and individuals

Exempt since: July 1982

The World Resources Institute Fund, with current assets of $1,252,003 and no paid officers or staff, was established in 1986 as a financial backup by WRI directors.

Profile: An artifact of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation with substantial startup support by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. WRI attempts to impose its will on many nations in a web of unrealistic obligations which would compromise their independence, productivity and dignity. WRI strategies typically ignore the cost of environmentalism and the value of private property and individual liberty. WRI's Board of Directors includes numerous "Vice Presidents for Development," each of whom is an executive of an environmental group; "development" is the non-profit word for "fund-raising." RED FLAG: WRI's president, Jonathan Lash, has a substantial conflict by being an official of WRI and the Wallace Global Fund, a position that can influence the flow of cash from Wallace Global Fund to WRI. The World Resources Institute is profiled in Ron Arnold and Alan Gottlieb's book, Trashing the Economy: How Runaway Environmentalism is Wrecking America.

World Resources Institute financial condition
September 30 2001
  Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $15,748,574
Government Grants $2,301,222
Program Services $0
Investments $(3,131,882)
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $257,499
 
Program Services $16,477,068
Administration $2,589,893
Other $888,225
Total Expenditures $19,955,186
Total Revenue $15,175,413   NET GAIN/LOSS $(4,779,773)

 
Board of Directors, World Resources Institute
MS. JULIA MARTON-LEFEVRE, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT MR. MICHAEL R. DELAND, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
JOSE MARIA FIGUERES, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT MR JONATHAN LASH, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
MR DAVID T BUZZELLI, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT DR CALESTOUS JUMA, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
WILLIAM D RUCKELSHAUS, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT MR. RALPH TAYLOR, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
ANTHONY JANETOS, SR. VP JONATHAN LASH, PRESIDENT
MR DAVID GERGEN, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT MR. DENIS HAYES, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
MR JOSE SARUKHAN, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT MR SCOTT SPANGLER, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
MS. DEB CALLAHAN, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT MR WILLIAM F MARTIN, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
DR PETER H. RAVEN, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT DR C K. PRABALAD, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
DR SYLVIN A. EARLE, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT MS. FRANCES G. BEINECKE, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
MR. JAMES GUSTAVE SPETH, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT MR. JAMES HARMON, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
MR MAHMOOD MARMDANI, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT MS. QIAN YI, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
ALLEN L. HAMMOND, CIO MR PRESTON R. MILLER, JR., VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
MR SAMUEL JOHNSON, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT MS. CYNTHIA R. HELMS, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
MR. PAUL GORMAN, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT MS. YOLANDA KAKABADSE, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
DR PIETER WINSEMIUS, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT MS ADITI KAPOOR, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
MS. WREN WUTH, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT LUCY DORICK, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
MR WILLIAM M. HANEY, III, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT MS. FLORENCE T ROBINSON, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT
DR JOHN H GIBBONS, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT MATTHEW ARNOLD, SR. VP
GRACE MARJORIE BEANE, VP OF ADMN./CFO DR ALICE EMERSON, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT

World Resources Institute Executives:

Jonathan Lash, president.
Salary $240,50, benefits $13,600.
P
resident since 1993.
Board member, Institute for Sustainable Communities, and the Wallace Global Fund.
1993-1999: Co-chair, President's Council on Sustainable Development
1991-1993
director, environmental law and policy program,  Vermont Law School.
1987-1991 director, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
1985-1987 Vermont Commissioner of Environmental Conservation.
1978 to 1985, senior staff attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Pre-1978: Peace Corps volunteer and federal prosecutor.

Other WRI executives:

  • Matthew Arnold, Senior Vice President, salary $155,000, benefits $12,400
  • Anthony Janetos, Senior Vice President, salary $155,000, benefits $7,750
  • Grace Marjorie Beane, Vice President for Administration/Chief Financial Officer, salary $140,784, benefits $11,236
  • Allen L. Hammond, Chief Information Officer, salary $138,036 benefits $11,043
  • Lucy Dorick, Vice President for Development, salary $131,388 benefits $6,569
  • Daniel Tunstall, Director of Information Programs, salary $126,413 benefits $10,113
  • Antonio LaVia , Director of Biological Resources, salary $123,188 benefits $6,159
  • Frances Seymour, Director of Institutions and Governance Programs, salary $115,500 benefits $5,775
  • Paul Faeth, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, salary $113,027 benefits $8,713
  • Donna W. Wise Buckley, Former Director, salary $112,242 benefits $8,979

WRI spends more than $10 million each year on employee salaries, benefits, and ancillary costs.

Grants: The Foundation Center database contains records of 345 grants to  World Resources Institute. WRI has received several truly huge grants: In the 1980s, the MacArthur Foundation gave WRI a $10 million grant and a $15 million grant; Andrew K. Mellon Foundation gave a grant of $800,000. 

RED FLAG: WRI President Jonathan Lash is a director of the wealthy foundation, the Wallace Global Fund (WGF). During Lash's presidency of WRI, from the years 1997-1999, Wallace Global Fund has given 13 grants to WRI worth $1,314,486. Lash's position in both WRI and WGF raises questions of self dealing and undue influence.

The 13 Wallace Global Fund grants to Lash's World Resources Institute:

Foundation Name: Wallace Global Fund
Abstract: For Taking it to the Market
Amount: $150,000             Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: Wallace Global Fund
Abstract: For international financial flows
Amount: $150,000             Year Authorized: 1999 

Foundation Name: Wallace Global Fund
Abstract: For Climate Change program
Amount: $150,000             Year Authorized: 1999 

Foundation Name: Wallace Global Fund
Abstract: For Indicators
Amount: $38,000             Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: Wallace Global Fund
Abstract: For China program
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: Wallace Global Fund
Abstract: For Pocantico Prep capital marketing training for foundation program officers
Amount: $32,187             Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: Wallace Global Fund
Abstract: For Greening the Trillions project
Amount: $80,000             Year Authorized: 1998 

Foundation Name: Wallace Global Fund
Abstract: For study, Human Health and the Environment in China
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: Wallace Global Fund
Abstract: For Phase II of Material Flows project
Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 1997

Foundation Name: Wallace Global Fund
Abstract: For preproposal planning grant for Innovest project, which provides analysis of financial investments and their impact on the environment
Amount: $17,429             Year Authorized: 1997

Foundation Name: Wallace Global Fund
Abstract: For study, Health and Environment in China: Problems and Prospects
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 1997

Foundation Name: Wallace Global Fund
Abstract: For Forest Frontiers Initiative
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 1997  

Foundation Name: Wallace Global Fund
Abstract: For project, Capital Markets International Financial Flows and the Environment
Amount: $251,870             Year Authorized: 1997

10 other recent grants:

Foundation Name: The Markle Foundation
Amount: $151,757             Year Authorized: 2001

Foundation Name: Eastman Kodak Charitable Trust
Amount: $10,000             Year Authorized: 2001

Foundation Name: V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
Amount: $200,000             Year Authorized: 2001

Foundation Name: The Oak Foundation U.S.A.
Abstract: For general support
Amount: $75,000             Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Helen Brach Foundation
Abstract: For unrestricted support
Amount: $35,000             Year Authorized: 2001

Foundation Name: Moriah Fund
Abstract: For strategy planning retreat for purpose of better defining roles of organizations involved in aspects of forest certification work and engaging commercial wood sector
Amount: $15,000             Year Authorized: 2001

Foundation Name: The Craig and Susan McCaw Foundation
Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: The Trust for Mutual Understanding
Abstract: To enable environmental specialists from Eastern and Central Europe to meet with their American colleagues in Washington, DC
Amount: $10,000             Year Authorized: 2001

Foundation Name: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Abstract: For collaborative effort to maintain momentum for strong U.S. action and international cooperation to address global warming
Amount: $300,000             Year Authorized: 2001
Duration: 2-year grant

Foundation Name: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Abstract: For capacity building for biodiversity conservation in Cameroon
Amount: $200,000             Year Authorized: 2001
Duration: 4-year grant

Federal grants of taxpayer money to World Resources Institute, most recent two years:

10. FEDERAL AWARDS EXPENDED DURING FISCAL YEAR 2000
CFDA
number (1)
Name of Federal
program
Amount
expended
02.PCE-A-00-95-00021 ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT PROJECT $ 1308799
02.617-A-00-99-00003 ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY $ 716812
02.AOT-A-00-00-00241 FOREST POLICY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE $ 6
02.PCE-I-00-96-00002 PASS-THROUGH FROM INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES GROUP - 1 $ 351
02.PCE-I-00-96-00002 PASS-THROUGH FROM INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES GROUP - 2 $ 8246
02.PCE-I-00-96-00002 PASS-THROUGH FROM INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES GROUP - 3 $ 28831
02.MB41 PASS-THROUGH FROM WORLD WILDLIFE FUND - 1 $ 33818
02.DHR-554-A00-8044 PASS-THROUGH FROM WORLD WILDLIFE FUND - 2 $ 15662
66.500 #822167 ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS AND INDICATORS $ 84088
66.606 #825722 BUILDING BUSINESS SUPPORT FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE $ 12325
66.606 #826937 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES FOR A NEW MILLENNIUM $ 145016
66.500 #826980 CLIMATE POLICY, AIR POLLUTION, AND PUBLIC HEALTH $ 195989
66.606 #826761 CAPACITY FOR CLIMATE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE $ 43260
66.606 #828030 BUILDING A SAFE CLIMATE, SOUND BUSINESS FUTURE $ 124150
66.606 X82849401 BUILDING A SAFE CLIMATE, CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE $ 304
66.606 #825763 PASS-THROUGH FROM BSR EDUCATION FUND $ 22371
HQ-433-99-0IM SPECIAL STUDIES - ROB WOUCOT $ 32800
81.117 DE-FC02-00EE10715 USING PUBLIC HEALTH ANALYSIS TO CREATE THE DEMAND FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY AND $ 39315
81.117 DE-FG01-00EE10771 ENERGY INVESTMENT DECISIONS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY $ 117
81.117 DE-FG03-00SF22110 GREEN POWER MARKET DEVELOPMENT GROUP $ 7681
43.001 NAG5-8754 U.S. NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR SCOPE $ 35615
99-001 BELL - INCREASING DEMAND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION $ 51500
TOTAL FEDERAL AWARDS EXPENDED 2907056

10. FEDERAL AWARDS EXPENDED DURING FISCAL YEAR 2001
Row
10a. CFDA Number
Federal Agency Prefix (1) Extension (2)
10c. Name of Federal
Program
10d. Amount expended
in Whole
Numbers
1 02.1995  ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT PROJECT (PCE-A-95-00021)  
$ 525132  
2 02.1999  ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY (617-A-00-99-00003-00)  
$ 595904  
3 02.2000  FOREST POLICY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE (AOT-A-00-00-00241-00)  
$ 395497  
4 02.2001  ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN TANANIA (623-A-0-01-0054-00  
$ 79420  
5 02.2000  REEFS AT RISK IN THE CARIBBEAN (EDG-G-00-00016-00)  
$ 2  
6 02.1996  PASS THROUGH FROM INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE GROUP (PCE-I-00-96-00002-00)  
$ 4  
7 02.1996  PASS THROUGH FROM INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE GROUP (PCE-I-00-96-00002-00)  
$ -918  
8 02.1996  PASS THROUGH FROM INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE GROUP (PCE-I-96-00002-00)  
$ 474  
9 02.1996  PASS THROUGH FROM INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE GROUP (PCE-I-96-00002-00)  
$ 28255  
10 02.1996  PASS THROUGH FROM INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE GROUP (PCE-I-96-00002-00)  
$ 4697  
11 02.MB41  PASS THROUGH FROM WORLD WILDLIFE FUND (MB41)  
$ 875  
12 66.500  IMPLICATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS (824410)  
$ 1725  
13 66.606  BUILDING BUSINESS SUPPORT FOR ACTION (825722)  
$ 246  
14 66.606  ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES FOR A NEW MILLENNIUM (826937)  
$ 3638  
15 66.606  CLIMATE POLICY, AIR POLLUTION, AND PUBLIC HEALTH (826980)  
$ 66630  
16 66.606  CAPACITY FOR CLIMATE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE (826761)  
$ 56740  
17 66.606  BUILDING A SAFE CLIMATE, SOUND BUSINESS FUTURE (828030)  
$ 58489  
18 66.606  BUILDING A SAFE CLIMATE, CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE (X82849401)  
$ 135055  
19 66.606  LAKE ERIE WATERSHED MATERIAL FLOW (X97543501)  
$ 10000  
20 66.606  GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM REPORT (QT-DC-01-002331)  
$ 9  
21 66.606  CARBON SEEQUESTRATION (CX82914501-0)  
$ 48512  
22 66.606  IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE OUTREACH (X-82929601-0)  
$ 2836  
23 66.606  MATERIAL FLOWS: STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND INDICATORS RESEARCH(R-82904601-0)  
$ 4204  
24 66.606  SPECIAL STUDIES - ROB WOUCOT (HQ-433-99-0IM)  
$ 56203  
25 81.117  USING PUBLIC HEALTH ANALYSIS TO CREATE THE DEMAND FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY AND  
$ 30000  
26 81.117  ENERGY INVESTMENT DECISIONS FRO ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY  
$ 29883  
27 81.117  GREEN POWER MARKET DEVELOPMENT GROUP (DE-FG03-00SF22110)  
$ 90676  
28 43.001  U.S. NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR SCOPE (NAG5-8754)  
$ 75973  
29 99.1999   BELL - INCREASING DEMAND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (99-001)  
$ 1061  
Computer Generated Total Federal Awards Expended:  $2301222
TOTAL FEDERAL AWARDS EXPENDED  $2301222

 

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