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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Rainforest Action Network

Environmentalism with teeth

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three stars

89.83

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

Board Leadership
Anna Hawken
Chair

CEO
Lindsey Allen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.83 three stars
  Financial 85.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 September 2019, 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

three stars

85.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.94
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
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) 89.83 three stars
Forest Stewardship Council - U.S. (MN) 87.73 three stars
New England Forestry Foundation (MA) 89.97 three stars
The Arbor Day Foundation (NE) 86.78 three stars
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 99.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,033,203
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $41,551
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $532,385
Total Contributions $7,607,139
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,607,139
   Other Revenue $302,410
TOTAL REVENUE $7,909,549
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,266,240
   Administrative Expenses $332,261
   Fundraising Expenses $1,242,000
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,840,501
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,069,048
   
Net Assets $6,417,015

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 $1,376,844 26.1%
Climate and Energy Campaign $1,095,743 20.8%
Rainforest Free Paper Campaign $782,772 14.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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]
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
$161,654 2.36% Lindsey Allen Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 89.83 three stars
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (NH) 94.94 four stars
New England Forestry Foundation (MA) 89.97 three stars
Trees Atlanta (GA) 99.89 four stars
Rainforest Trust (VA) 100.00 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

Anna Hawken
Chair

CEO

Lindsey Allen
Executive Director

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