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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Forest Trends

Making the priceless valuable

three stars

82.95

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 82.95 three stars
  Financial 78.55 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

two stars

78.55

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 66.8%
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) 82.95 three stars
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (NH) 94.94 four stars
The Arbor Day Foundation (NE) 86.78 three stars
Rainforest Foundation US (NY) 94.67 four stars
National Forest Foundation (MT) 93.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,107,981
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,519,584
Total Contributions $6,627,565
   Program Service Revenue $399,350
Total Primary Revenue $7,026,915
   Other Revenue $12,683
TOTAL REVENUE $7,039,598
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,919,316
   Administrative Expenses $1,654,994
   Fundraising Expenses $33,601
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,607,911
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,568,313
   
Net Assets $1,449,162

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 Services and Communities $2,528,730 36.5%
Forest Policy, Trade, and Finance $1,886,826 27.3%
Ecosystem Marketplace $897,884 13.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 82.95 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.54 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 95.47 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.47 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 95.88 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 90.09 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 90.48 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 92.30 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 94.34 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.29 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 95.99 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 94.24 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 86.94 three stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 90.61 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 96.22 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 93.44 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 95.59 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 89.99 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 82.95 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 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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$377,725 4.38% Michael Jenkins President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Forest Trends (DC) 82.95 three stars
Rainforest Foundation US (NY) 94.67 four stars
New England Forestry Foundation (MA) 89.97 three stars
Rainforest Trust (VA) 94.69 four stars
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 93.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Forest Trends
1203 19th Street, NW
4th floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 298-3000
fax: (202) 315-2542
EIN: 52-2135531

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Board Leadership

Olaf Johansson
Chair

CEO

Michael Jenkins
President & CEO

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