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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Rainforest Action Network

Environmentalism with teeth

four stars

93.45

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

Board Leadership
André Carothers
Chair

CEO
Lindsey Allen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.45 four stars
  Financial 91.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

91.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/21/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 13.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 93.45 four stars
Rainforest Foundation US (NY) 98.23 four stars
Rainforest Alliance (NY) 85.73 three stars
National Forest Foundation (MT) 96.46 four stars
Forest Trends (DC) 95.47 four stars

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Rainforest Action Network (RAN) campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. Since it was founded in 1985, RAN has been working to protect rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests. From the beginning, RAN has played a key role in strengthening the worldwide rainforest conservation movement through supporting activists in rainforest countries as well as organizing and mobilizing consumers and community action groups throughout the United States. RAN works with environmental and human rights groups in 60 countries.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,922,813
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $656,949
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,579,762
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,579,762
   Other Revenue $-170,144
TOTAL REVENUE $4,409,618
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,368,040
   Administrative Expenses $200,073
   Fundraising Expenses $763,410
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,331,523
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-921,905
   
Net Assets $4,209,969

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 $1,425,924 32.6%
Climate and Energy Campaign $954,813 21.9%
Rainforest Free Paper Campaign $835,935 19.1%

Ratings History
Rainforest Action Network has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2000-12 10/15/2002 87.72 three 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 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]
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$134,605 2.52% Lindsey Allen Executive Director

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. Since it was founded in 1985, RAN has been working to protect rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests. From the beginning, RAN has played a key role in strengthening the worldwide rainforest conservation movement through supporting activists in rainforest countries as well as organizing and mobilizing consumers and community action groups throughout the United States. RAN works with environmental and human rights groups in 60 countries.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 93.45 four stars
The Arbor Day Foundation (NE) 89.66 three stars
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 93.82 four stars
Stand (previously ForestEthics) (CA) 88.77 three stars
Forest Trends (DC) 95.47 four 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

André Carothers
Chair

CEO

Lindsey Allen
Executive Director

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