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Rainforest Alliance

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two stars

79.81

233 Broadway 28th Floor
New York, NY 10279
tel: (212) 677-1900   Web Site
EIN: 13-3377893

Board Leadership
Daniel R. Katz
Chair

CEO
Han De Groot
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.81 two stars
  Financial 71.61 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1987, the Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. The Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers. From large multinational corporations to small, community-based cooperatives, we involve businesses and consumers worldwide in our efforts to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace where the demand for sustainability is growing steadily. We promote standards for sustainability that conserve wildlife and wildlands and promote the well-being of workers and their communities.

Founded in 1987, the Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. The Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers. From large multinational corporations to small, community-based cooperatives, we involve businesses and consumers worldwide in our efforts to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace where the demand for sustainability is growing steadily. We promote standards for sustainability that conserve wildlife and wildlands and promote the well-being of workers and their communities.

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Financial

two stars

71.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth -6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 56.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rainforest Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rainforest Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rainforest Alliance (NY) 79.81 two stars
American Forests (DC) 86.81 three stars
Rainforest Trust (VA) 92.92 four stars
Forest Trends (DC) 86.54 three stars
New England Forestry Foundation (MA) 85.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,236,554
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,022,887
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,877,727
Total Contributions $19,137,168
   Program Service Revenue $19,798,984
Total Primary Revenue $38,936,152
   Other Revenue $90,454
TOTAL REVENUE $39,026,606
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $31,684,724
   Administrative Expenses $4,516,663
   Fundraising Expenses $3,767,073
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $39,968,460
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-941,854
   
Net Assets $7,348,998

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
RA-Cert $9,949,947 31.4%
Landscapes and Livelihoods $13,567,553 42.8%
Markets Transformation $5,322,667 16.8%
Evaluation and Research $941,868 3.0%
Communications/Education $1,902,689 6.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 10/01/2018 79.81 two stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 78.71 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 80.29 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 85.73 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.30 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 93.13 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 91.97 four stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 92.10 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2013 93.85 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 92.83 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 92.83 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 92.88 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 91.91 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 91.96 four stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 91.80 four stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 89.26 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 89.14 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 88.84 three stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 83.41 three stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 83.45 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 13-3377893
Name in IRS Master File RAINFOREST ALLIANCE INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 July, 1987
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!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$345,910 0.86% Nigel Sizer President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rainforest Alliance (NY) 79.81 two stars
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 93.60 four stars
Rainforest Trust (VA) 92.92 four stars
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (NH) 90.12 four stars
New England Forestry Foundation (MA) 85.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rainforest Alliance
233 Broadway
28th Floor
New York, NY 10279
tel: (212) 677-1900
fax: (212) 677-2187
EIN: 13-3377893

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Board Leadership

Daniel R. Katz
Chair

CEO

Han De Groot
Chief Executive Officer

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