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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Rainforest Action Network

Environmentalism with teeth

three stars

84.01

425 Bush Street Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (415) 398-4404   Web Site
EIN: 94-3045180

Board Leadership
Anna Hawken
Chair

CEO
Ginger Cassady
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.01 three stars
  Financial 77.60 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Rainforest Action Network preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns. RAN works toward a world where the rights and dignity of all communities are respected and where healthy forests, a stable climate and wild biodiversity are protected and celebrated.

Rainforest Action Network preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns. RAN works toward a world where the rights and dignity of all communities are respected and where healthy forests, a stable climate and wild biodiversity are protected and celebrated.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of research or policy analysis products developed, e.g., reports, briefs
18
Number of Snack Food 20 Companies with Responsible Palm Oil Policies In Place
16
Number of Fashion 15 Companies with Responsible Sourcing Policies in Place
3
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

77.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.93
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rainforest Action Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rainforest Action Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 84.01 three stars
Trees for Houston (TX) 85.27 three stars
Rainforest Trust (VA) 100.00 four stars
Rainforest Foundation US (NY) 94.69 four stars
Stand.earth (CA) 89.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,301,295
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $22,296
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $812,293
Total Contributions $7,135,884
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,135,884
   Other Revenue $406,000
TOTAL REVENUE $7,541,884
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,276,914
   Administrative Expenses $1,005,716
   Fundraising Expenses $1,026,741
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,309,371
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $232,513
   
Net Assets $6,649,528

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
Agribusiness Campaign $1,462,774 27.7%
Climate and Energy Campaign $1,459,619 27.7%
Forest Finance $763,631 14.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 84.01 three stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 89.83 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 93.60 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 93.62 four stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 93.45 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.19 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 93.98 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 80.33 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 77.34 two stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 81.72 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.33 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 83.09 three stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 83.14 three stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 88.46 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 88.27 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 88.09 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 88.04 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 67.52 one star
2002-12 03/01/2004 61.59 one star
2001-12 02/05/2003 62.47 one star

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

EIN 94-3045180
Name in IRS Master File RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK
NTEE Code C36
NTEE Classification Forest Conservation
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
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 December, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$167,973 2.29% Lindsey Allen Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 84.01 three stars
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 95.02 four stars
Rainforest Trust (VA) 100.00 four stars
The Pachamama Alliance (CA) 88.29 three stars
New England Forestry Foundation (MA) 86.61 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rainforest Action Network
425 Bush Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (415) 398-4404
fax: (415) 398-2732
EIN: 94-3045180

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Board Leadership

Anna Hawken
Chair

CEO

Ginger Cassady
Executive Director

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