Donors may choose to give to RFF’s general support fund or allocate their donation to one of several giving areas at 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's Chair in Forest Economics and Policy
Resources for the Future is currently seeking contributions for RFF’s Chair in Forest Economics and Policy, an endowed fund that will support an expert who conducts research and analysis on forestry and environmental sustainability issues—with a focus on timber supply, wood energy, and global environmental challenges related to forests—to help policymakers understand the underlying economics critical to the development and implementation of forest policy in the United States. Learn more about RFF's Chair in Forest Economics and Policy.
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.