Resources for the Future

RFF
Washington D.C., United States

In 1952, a presidential commission mandated the creation of a research institution to examine the nation’s use of natural resources and implications for the future of the US economy and national security. RFF was founded as a result—the first think tank devoted exclusively to natural resource and environmental issues. The organization’s notable contributions include pioneering and developing the fields of environmental and resource economics, creating analytical techniques widely used in economic and policy analysis, producing landmark surveys of America’s energy and resource future, and crafting policy innovations that are now embodied in environmental, energy, and natural resource regulatory regimes around the world.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.rff.org

Address:
1616 P St. NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Global
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1952
Age (years)
Resources for the Future
72 
United States average
 41
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Founder gender: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Richard G. Newell
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): Richard G. Newell
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Richard G. Newell
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2023
Resources for the Future
 30
United States average
 51
Global average
 66
2019
Resources for the Future
 47
2017
Resources for the Future
 84
% Female staff
2023
Resources for the Future
 67%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 50%
2021
Resources for the Future
 35%
2019
Resources for the Future
 40%
% Female researchers
2019
Resources for the Future
 30%
United States average
 28%
Global average
 35%

Organisational performance

Publications
2022
Resources for the Future
 48
United States average
 60
Global average
 65
2020
Resources for the Future
 104
Financials
2015
Resources for the Future
 $14,625,239
United States average
 $20,875,302
Global average
 $57,395,241

Social

Likes (2023)
Resources for the Future
 2,916
United States average
 67,586
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
Resources for the Future
 2,778
Likes (2021)
Resources for the Future
 2,741
Twitter
Followers (2024)
Resources for the Future
 22,600
United States average
 38,524
Global average
 18,119
Followers (2022)
Resources for the Future
 21,541
Followers (2021)
Resources for the Future
 17,365
Subscribers (2023)
Resources for the Future
 1,130
United States average
 19,521
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Resources for the Future
 804
Subscribers (2021)
Resources for the Future
 510
Followers (2023)
Resources for the Future
 802
United States average
 15,945
Global average
 11,185
Followers (2022)
Resources for the Future
 652
Followers (2021)
Resources for the Future
 409
Followers (2023)
Resources for the Future
 7,287
United States average
 18,650
Global average
 12,007
Followers (2022)
Resources for the Future
 6,245
Followers (2019)
Resources for the Future
 3,630

Data notes

Last updated: 25/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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