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NRGI team members are grateful for the generosity of all our past and present funders. Diverse and secure funding enables NRGI to progress toward our vision of a world where natural resources enable fair, prosperous and sustainable societies, instead of undermining them.

Sources of funding 

NRGI receives both restricted and unrestricted funding from a range of donors including national governments, multilateral institutions and philanthropic foundations. Committed to transparency, accountability and good governance, NRGI solicits and accepts direct support that is aligned with our mission, upholds our core values, and maintains our reputation and independence. NRGI does not solicit or accept direct philanthropic support from oil, gas or mining corporations, or individuals currently employed by such corporations. Our gift acceptance policy outlines our criteria for accepting funding. 

Current funders 

    Total contribution/grant
Funder Total amount (USD, millions) Amount (original currency) Time period Purpose
African Climate Foundation $100,000 $100,000 March 2023 - February 2024 Promoting transparency and equity in Nigeria's energy transition process
Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) $331,754 EUR 275,937 November 2021 - October 2023 Diagnosing and reducing extractive sector corruption risks
Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) $215,006 EUR 215,006 July 2022 - June 2024 Empowering government and oversight actors for transparent and effective domestic resource mobilization in the mining sector in DRC
Energy Transition Fund $275,000 $275,000 October 2022 - January 2024 Supporting energy transitions in Ghana, Mexico, and Colombia
Energy Transition Fund $900,000 $900,000 March 2023 - March 2025 To accelerate well-governed, just transition pathways in fossil fuel-rich, developing countries by boosting prospects for a people-centered transition and through National Oil Company reforms globally.
European Climate Foundation $175,100 $175,100 April 2023 - March 2024 Towards our MENA Energy Transition Platform: Road to COP28 project
Ford Foundation $635,000 $635,000 January 2021 - December 2023 Preventing the weakening of extractive and infrastructure governance in Colombia and Peru through monitoring and advocacy actions
Ford Foundation $2,100,000 $2,100,000 January 2022 - December 2025 General operating support, and programmatic support for institutional strengthening
Global Methane Hub $500,000 $500,000 August 2023 - July 2024 Reducing methane emissions in Nigeria and Senegal
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation $1,526,000 $1,526,000 May 2023 - May 2025 Support a pragmatic vision for the Colombian and Peruvian Amazon that aligns extractive policies with conservation goals in preparation for the global energy transition.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) $39,000 $39,000 June 2023 - August 2024 Just Transitions Learning Project in Colombia
Luminate $750,000 $750,000 January 2023 - December 2024 General operating support
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation $3,000,000 NOK 30,000,000 January 2023 - December 2025 Developing capacity on extractive sector domestic resource mobilization amid the energy transition
Open Society - Africa (Senegal) $1,000,000 $1,000,000 August 2023 - August 2025 Strengthening equitable energy transition by supporting African citizens and governments to enhance transition mineral governance
Open Society Foundations $5,000,000 $5,000,000 February 2022 - January 2024 General operating support
Open Society Foundations $750,000 $750,000 June 2023 - December 2023 General operating support
Open Society Foundations $400,000 $400,000 August 2022 - March 2024 Advancing economic and climate justice through the governance of transition minerals in Chile and Colombia
Open Society Policy Center $600,000 $600,000 June 2023 - May 2026 Just Energy Transition for Colombia: Supporting an Integral and People-Centered Approach
Sequoia Climate Foundation $2,000,000 $2,000,000 August 2023 - July 2025 Accelerating just transitions in emerging market, developing economy countries
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) $31,580 $31,580 May 2022 - December 2023 Comparative action-research on just transitions for thermal coal-mining dependent regions in Colombia, South Africa, and Indonesia
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) $1,880,000 CHF 1,700,000 April 2023 - December 2025 General operating support
United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) $495,000 $495,000 March 2022 - February 2026 Promoting democratic space for marginalized communities in oil-producing areas of Tunisia
USAID $10,000,000 $10,000,000 September 2022 - August 2026 USAID TRACES - Promoting transparency of the mining, oil and gas sectors in Senegal through effective oversight mechanisms and revenue management
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation $50,000 $50,000 March 2023 - March 2024 Continuation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation $1,500,000 $1,500,000 April 2023 - March 2025 General operating support
The World Bank $900,000 $900,000 December 2022 - December 2023 Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) - Implementing the Civil Society Strategy in the Extractive Industries


NRGI spends its funds on a variety of programs and initiatives in line with our mission: 

NRGI’s impact

Our work has helped to improve natural resource governance, strengthen civil society, and promote transparency and accountability in the extractive sector around the world.

Learn more

For more details, explore NRGI’s latest end-of-year review.

NRGI has a Charity Navigator rating of 100 percent, and Transparify awarded NRGI a five-star rating, reflecting transparency in public disclosure of funding.