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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Forest Trends

Making the priceless valuable

95.47

1203 19th Street, NW 4th floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 298-3000   Web Site
EIN: 52-2135531

Board Leadership
Olaf Johansson
Chair

CEO
Michael Jenkins
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47
  Financial 95.00
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
88.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth 36.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Forest Trends on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Forest Trends on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Forest Trends (DC) 95.47
The Arbor Day Foundation (NE) 89.66
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 93.82
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (NH) 94.98
Rainforest Trust (VA) 98.23

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Forest Trends seeks to shift the economic paradigm towards recognizing the value in all natural ecosystems, connecting policy-makers, businesses, communities, and investors to develop new financial tools to help carbon, biodiversity, and water markets work for conservation and sustainability. Our mission is four-fold: to expand the value of forests to society; to promote sustainable forest management and conservation by creating and capturing market values for ecosystem services; to support innovative projects and companies that are developing these markets; and to enhance the livelihoods of local communities living in and around those forests. Our goal is to have an impact on a scale that is meaningful globally and for a diverse set of stakeholders.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,772,434
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,045,584
Total Contributions $11,818,018
   Program Service Revenue $886,639
Total Primary Revenue $12,704,657
   Other Revenue $3,576
TOTAL REVENUE $12,708,233
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,426,328
   Administrative Expenses $1,106,904
   Fundraising Expenses $66,565
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,599,797
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $108,436
   
Net Assets $7,947,714

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
Forest Trade & Finance $2,781,016 24.3%
Water & Marine Program $2,338,499 20.5%
Forest Services and Communities $3,809,951 33.3%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.47
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 95.88
2013-12 07/01/2015 90.09
2012-12 02/01/2014 90.48
2011-12 03/01/2013 92.30
2010-12 03/01/2012 94.34
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.29
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 95.99
2008-12 04/01/2010 94.24
2007-12 12/01/2008 86.94
2006-12 10/01/2007 90.61
2005-12 12/01/2006 96.22
2004-12 01/01/2006 93.44
2003-12 12/01/2004 95.59
2002-12 12/01/2003 89.99
2001-12 02/05/2003 82.95

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

EIN 52-2135531
Name in IRS Master File FOREST TRENDS ASSOCIATION
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
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 March, 1999
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$289,255 2.29% Michael Jenkins President

Forest Trends seeks to shift the economic paradigm towards recognizing the value in all natural ecosystems, connecting policy-makers, businesses, communities, and investors to develop new financial tools to help carbon, biodiversity, and water markets work for conservation and sustainability. Our mission is four-fold: to expand the value of forests to society; to promote sustainable forest management and conservation by creating and capturing market values for ecosystem services; to support innovative projects and companies that are developing these markets; and to enhance the livelihoods of local communities living in and around those forests. Our goal is to have an impact on a scale that is meaningful globally and for a diverse set of stakeholders.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Forest Trends (DC) 95.47
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 93.19
Rainforest Foundation US (NY) 98.23
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (NH) 94.98
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 100.00

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Charity Contact Info

Forest Trends
1203 19th Street, NW
4th floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 298-3000
fax: (202) 298-3014
EIN: 52-2135531

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Board Leadership

Olaf Johansson
Chair

CEO

Michael Jenkins
President & CEO

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