NRGI Donor Partners
The Natural Resource Governance Institute receives contributions and grants from foundations, governments and international financial institutions. We are extremely grateful for the generous support of our past and present donor partners.
NRGI takes seriously our commitment to transparency and the need to practice what we preach. We disclose additional financial information beyond what is traditionally made available in annual financial statements and IRS tax forms. With support from and in consultation with our donor partners and Governing Board, we publish information for contributions and grants of $100,000 or more. In total, these account for more than 90 percent of NRGI’s annual contributions.
Please see the links below for contributions and grants in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
In parallel, we are reviewing the International Aid Transparency Initiative requirements with the ambition of taking additional steps toward transparency.
2015 Funders Previous Years
|Contributor||2015 Amount* (USD, millions) (1)||Amount (original currency, millions)||Time Period||Purpose|
|Open Society Foundations||$4.83||$4.83||January 2015 - December 2015||General operating support|
|The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation||$4.00||$4.00||March 2015 - March 2017||General operating support|
|Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade||$1.91||£2.5||May 2015 - June 2017||To support implementation of NRGI’s country strategies in Indonesia (including the regional knowledge hub), Mongolia and Myanmar|
|Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation||$0.86||$1.72||October 2013 - October 2015||To elaborate a country vision and road map for maximizing the capacity of gas revenues to advance human development outcomes in Ghana and Tanzania|
|Omidyar Network||$0.23||£0.68||June 2014 - December 2015||To develop international open data standards for extractive industries so that governments, businesses, media, and citizens can hold one another accountable for revenues and expenditures related to natural resources and the use of open data in Ghana|
|State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO||$0.22||$0.90||July 2015 - March 2018||To support the Eurasia Regional Knowledge Hub|
|Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation||$0.21||$1.60||April 2015 - March 2019||To support work on mandatory disclosure, SOEs, contract transparency and the Resource Governance Index|
|African Legal Support Facility||$0.20||£0.27||January 2015 - December 2016||To support the scale-up of ResourceContracts.org, which is an online, searchable repository of mining, oil and gas contracts, including annotations and explanations of key terms|
|Open Society Foundations||$0.11||$0.11||May 2015 - May 2016||To promote a more accountable and more open management of Azerbaijan’s natural resource sector by supporting civil society, independent experts, journalists and youth, and the country’s participation in regional initiatives|
|Ford Foundation||$0.10||$0.10||June 2015 - June 2016||To support a social impact analysis in Andean countries|
|Anonymous||$0.00||$0.27||December 2014 - May 2016||To support subnational and media capacity development in Uganda and Tanzania|
|Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade||$0.00||AUD 1.30||June 2013 - June 2015||To build capacities of civil society in relation to EITI globally, regionally and in two countries - Mongolia (also involves parliament and subnational stakeholders) and Myanmar|
|Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation||$0.00||$3.00||April 2013 - April 2016||General operating support|
|Administered by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation||TBD||£0.13||June 2014 - May 2015||To support the extractive sector benchmarking, using the Natural Resource Charter framework and the principles of the Africa Mining Vision, in Sierra Leone|
|Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation||TBD||$8.60||2014 - 2016||To promote sound petroleum management through effective parliamentary scrutiny, media oversight and multi-stakeholder collaboration to be implemented in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda|
|Open Society Foundations||TBD||$2.00||January 2014 - September 2015||To cover costs related to separation from the Open Society Foundations|
|UK Department for International Development||TBD||$1.00||October 2014 - March 2019||To support the Public Interest and Accountability Committee in Ghana|
|UK Department for International Development||TBD||£16.00||August 2014 - June 2019||To support components of NRGI's 2014-2019 strategic plan|
|UK Department for International Development||TBD||£4.81||July 2013 - July 2016||To support more transparent, accountable and effective natural resource management in Libya and Tunisia|
|US Agency for International Development||TBD||£0.70||September 2013 - December 2015||To support the development and implementation of the Natural Resource Charter|
|World Bank (Multi-Donor Trust Fund)||TBD||$1.50||December 2014 - December 2015||To support civil society in EITI implementing countries and prospective countries|
(1) 2015 amounts that are TBD will be finalized at year-end.
(2) Includes all in progress grants, contributions for some multi-year grants may be reflected in other years.
To download a spreadsheet or pdf:
- 2013 Contributions and Grants: XLS | PDF
- 2014 Contributions and Grants: XLS | PDF
- 2015 Contributions and Grants: XLSX | PDF
- 2016 Contributions and Grants: XLSX | PDF
Our financial accounts are audited annually by Lutz & Carr, LLP. View our latest financial summaries:
Natural Resource Governance Institute Audited Financial Statements for 2014 (pdf)
Natural Resource Governance Institute Audited Financial Statements for 2013 (pdf)
Revenue Watch Institute Audited Financial Statements for 2012 (pdf)
Revenue Watch Institute Audited Financial Statements for 2011 (pdf)
Revenue Watch Institute Audited Financial Statements for 2010 (pdf)
Revenue Watch Institute Audited Financial Statements for 2009 (pdf)
Revenue Watch Institute Audited Financial Statements for 2008 (pdf)
Revenue Watch Institute Audited Financial Statements for 2007 (pdf)
Revenue Watch Institute Audited Financial Statements for 2006 (pdf)
Natural Resource Governance Institute IRS Form 990 for 2015 (pdf)
Natural Resource Governance Institute IRS Form 990 for 2014 (pdf)
Natural Resource Governance Institute IRS Form 990 for 2013 (pdf)
Revenue Watch IRS Form 990 for 2012 (pdf)
Revenue Watch IRS Form 990 for 2011 (pdf)
Revenue Watch IRS Form 990 for 2010 (pdf)
Revenue Watch IRS Form 990 for 2009 (pdf)
Revenue Watch IRS Form 990 for 2008 (pdf)
Revenue Watch IRS Form 990 for 2007 (pdf)
Revenue Watch IRS Form 990 for 2006 (pdf)
NRGI’s commitment to transparency, accountability and good governance means that we shall solicit and accept direct philanthropic support that is aligned with our mission, upholds our core values and maintains our reputation and independence. For more information, please see our gift acceptance policy.
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