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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Rainforest Trust

Saving Species + Caring for Communities + Protecting Our Planet

four stars

100.00

7200 Lineweaver Road, Suite 100 Warrenton, VA 20187
tel: (800) 456-4930   Web Site
EIN: 13-3500609

Board Leadership
Dr. Eric Veach
Board Chair

CEO
James C. Deutsch, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1988, Rainforest Trust works around the tropics to strategically purchase and protect lands vital for endangered species and indigenous communities. We specifically target the most threatened tropical habitats that are critical for preventing species extinctions and that are exceptionally rich in biological diversity. Celebrating 30 years of lasting conservation action, we are proud to have saved more than 37 million acres of tropical habitat across 53 countries in 150 protected areas and wildlife reserves.

Established in 1988, Rainforest Trust works around the tropics to strategically purchase and protect lands vital for endangered species and indigenous communities. We specifically target the most threatened tropical habitats that are critical for preventing species extinctions and that are exceptionally rich in biological diversity. Celebrating 30 years of lasting conservation action, we are proud to have saved more than 37 million acres of tropical habitat across 53 countries in 150 protected areas and wildlife reserves.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
92.7%
  Administrative Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.91
  Program Expenses Growth 25.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rainforest Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rainforest Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rainforest Trust (VA) 100.00 four stars
National Forest Foundation (MT) 94.32 four stars
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 95.02 four stars
Rainforest Foundation US (NY) 94.69 four stars
Trees Atlanta (GA) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,905,224
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $22,905,224
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $22,905,224
   Other Revenue $977,410
TOTAL REVENUE $23,882,634
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,135,187
   Administrative Expenses $290,732
   Fundraising Expenses $1,123,534
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,549,453
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,333,181
   
Net Assets $62,936,652

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Land Purchase and Conservation $18,418,080 96.3%
Rapid Response Program $377,768 2.0%
Conservation and Land Management $322,425 1.7%

Ratings History
Rainforest Trust has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 100.00 four stars
2018-12 11/01/2019 100.00 four stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 100.00 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 94.69 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 97.73 four stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 96.11 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 86.57 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 96.23 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 93.74 four stars
2009-12 12/01/2011 93.77 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 88.73 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.04 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 94.65 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 94.71 four stars
2007-12 12/15/2009 94.78 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3500609
Name in IRS Master File RAINFOREST TRUST
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$135,376 0.65% Mark Gruin Acting CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rainforest Trust (VA) 100.00 four stars
The Pachamama Alliance (CA) 88.29 three stars
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 95.14 four stars
American Forest Foundation (DC) 96.40 four stars
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 95.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rainforest Trust
7200 Lineweaver Road, Suite 100
Warrenton, VA 20187
tel: (800) 456-4930
EIN: 13-3500609

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 841
Warrenton, VA 20188

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Board Leadership

Dr. Eric Veach
Board Chair

CEO

James C. Deutsch, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer

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