Giving Areas

Donors may choose to give to RFF’s general support fund or allocate their donation to one of several giving areas at RFF.

Learn about the different ways to support RFF.

RFF General Support

General support helps RFF fulfill many essential functions, including providing basic support for researchers, underwriting public events (including the First Wednesday Seminar Series), and conducting outreach to inform policymaking. General support allows RFF to apply resources where they’re most needed and enable researchers to take risks, pursue new lines of inquiry, take advantage of funding opportunities, and engage with policymakers.

The Molly K. Macauley Award for Research Innovation and Advanced Analytics for Policy

The Macauley Award will offer a competitive grant of $100,000 on a biennial basis for new research aimed at leveraging the power of Earth observation and other advanced technologies and analytical techniques to inform environmental, natural resource, energy, and climate policy. More details will be forthcoming. Learn more about the Macauley Award.

RFF’s Center for Energy and Climate and Electricity Policy

RFF’s Center for Energy and Climate Economics designs efficient and effective policy options for sustainably developing energy resources and addressing global climate change. Learn more about RFF's Center for Energy and Climate Economics.

RFF’s Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth

Researchers in RFF’s Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth examine a variety of topics related to the efficient and effective management of natural resources, including flooding and forest issues, eco-certification programs, opportunities for investing in public lands, and conservation return on investment. Learn more about RFF's Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth.

RFF New Frontiers Fund

The RFF New Frontiers Fund supports continued excellence in pushing research boundaries. It encourages RFF researchers to take risks in pursuit of wholly new ideas that tackle difficult problems and to explore unusual approaches to solving today’s pressing natural resource and environmental issues.