Grants from Laurance S. Rockefeller, American Airlines, and Eastern Airlines helped to launch Island Resources Foundation in the early 1970s.  Thereafter, most of the Foundation’s revenues were derived from a combination of grants and contracts to support approximately 250 discrete projects and longer-term programs, augmented with unrestricted, private-sector support in the form of a modest membership base and other contributions.

Key donors and other sources of support over the Foundation’s 44-year tenure are provided below.

U.S. Government

Agency for International Development
American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
Department of Education
Department of State, Man and the Biosphere Program
Environmental Protection Agency
Fish and Wildlife Service
Geological Survey
International Institute of Tropical Forestry, U.S. Forest Service
National Commission for UNESCO
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Historical Publications and Records Commission
National Marine Fisheries Service
National Park Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency
National Science Foundation
Office of Technology Assessment

Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Foreign Governments

Government of Anguilla
Government of Antigua and Barbuda
Government of Barbados
Government of Bermuda
Government of the British Virgin Islands
Government of Dominica
Government of Grenada
Government of Jamaica
Government of Montserrat
Government of St. Kitts and Nevis
Government of St. Lucia
Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Government of Trinidad and Tobago
Government of the United Kingdom

Caribbean Regional Agencies

Caribbean Conservation Association
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency
Economic Commission for Latin America/Caribbean
Organization of American States
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
Pan American Health Organization

International Agencies

Canadian Development Agency
Danish International Development Agency
Swedish Development Agency
Inter-American Development Bank
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Environment Programme

Non-Profit Organizations

American Conservation Association
Archbold Charitable Trust
Bermuda Aquarium, Natural History Museum and Zoo
Canadian Nature Federation
Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI)
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
Conservation Foundation
Dave Hokin Foundation
Edward Fredkin Charitable Foundation
Environment and Development in the Third World
Explorers Club
Falconwood Foundation
Fauna Preservation Society, London
Griffis Foundation
Gulf of Mexico Foundation
Homeland Foundation
J.A. Woollam Foundation
Jackson Hole Preserve
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Laurance S. Rockefeller Fund
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Midgard Foundation
Moriah Fund
Mukti Fund
National Council of Churches
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Panaphil Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Sea Life Resources Institute
The Nature Conservancy
University of Puerto Rico
University of Rhode Island
University of San Diego
Wildlife Land Trust
World Conservation Union (IUCN)
World Resources Institute
World Wildlife Fund-U.S.
Worldwide Fund for Nature-UK

Corporate Support

Ace Scientific Corporation
American Airlines
American Petroleum Institute
Camp, Dresser and McKee
CE Maguire, Inc.
Century America Corporation
Coral World
Gulf and Western Corporation
Eastern Airlines
Edison Electric Institute
Greengage Associates
Gulf and Western Corporation
Mariculture Ltd.
Mocatta Metals Corporation
Rockresorts International
Shell Seekers, Inc.
Smiths Gore Overseas
Victoria International
Virgin Hotels
West Indian Company

Geographic Coverage

The Foundation carried out cooperative programs with or on behalf of government agencies or private voluntary organizations located in the following island territories or states.

American Samoa
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Cook Islands
Dominican Republic
Papua New Guinea
Puerto Rico
São Tomé e Príncipe
St. Eustatius
St. Kitts-Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent
Solomon Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
Western Samoa