How to Help
Traditional Sources of Support
Island Resources Foundation is an operating foundation, without an endowment and with extremely limited unrestricted funds. Funds to support the Foundation have come from several sources:
- Contracts with international development agencies to produce products or deliver services (the sources of these funds have been split between the US Agency for International Development, and other international groups such as the Organization of American States, UNEP, and UNDP).
- Contracts with domestic (US) agencies to produce products or deliver services for either domestic purposes (mostly in the US Virgin Islands) or to support international commitments.
- Grants from philanthropic institutions such as the Moriah Fund, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
- Grants or sub-contracts with other environmental groups, such as The Nature Conservancy or the World Wildlife Fund.
- Tax deductible (US tax code) donations from businesses or individuals.
- Memberships, which are $50, mailed to the Foundation's Washington office (see below).
- Proceeds from the sale of Foundation publications, and other assets.
Until recently the Foundation worked mostly for governments and NGOs. In the absence of public sector support, the Foundation has undertaken environmental impact assessment work, often as a joint venture with public sector institutions.
What You Can Do
If it is to continue, Island Resources Foundation must increase its revenues. We stress this is revenue to do things. The Foundation's publications, client list, and project lists provide ample evidence of its productivity. If you want to help us advance the cause of coastal resource management, biodiversity conservation and environmental information management for small tropical islands, here are some of the things you might want to consider.