Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Forest Trends

Pioneering finance for conservation

three stars

88.84

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 88.84 three stars
  Financial 84.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For two decades, Forest Trends has pioneered the idea that creating economic value in our forests and natural ecosystems is one of the most powerful incentives for sustaining them.

Our mission is to work with communities, governments, and businesses to more fully embed conservation into economic activity and prevent the destruction that comes from badly planned, unsustainable resource allocation and development.

Our approach is built on three key pillars. 1) Incubation and demonstration: We specialize in cutting-edge business models, tools, and strategies for conservation. 2) Coalition-building: We convene diverse partners and communities of practice that have shaped conservation policy and finance around the world. 3) Knowledge creation: Transparent information is key to creating environmental markets and shifting to a green global economy. We specialize in providing data and analysis that guides decision-makers on sustainable policy, procurement, and investment.

For two decades, Forest Trends has pioneered the idea that creating economic value in our forests and natural ecosystems is one of the most powerful incentives for sustaining them.

Our mission is to work with communities, governments, and businesses to more fully embed conservation into economic activity and prevent the destruction that comes from badly planned, unsustainable resource allocation and development.

Our approach is built on three key pillars. 1) Incubation and demonstration: We specialize in cutting-edge business models, tools, and strategies for conservation. 2) Coalition-building: We convene diverse partners and communities of practice that have shaped conservation policy and finance around the world. 3) Knowledge creation: Transparent information is key to creating environmental markets and shifting to a green global economy. We specialize in providing data and analysis that guides decision-makers on sustainable policy, procurement, and investment.

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Financial

three stars

84.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 17.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.31
  Program Expenses Growth 19.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,241,796
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $69,923
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,674,923
Total Contributions $9,986,642
   Program Service Revenue $520,976
Total Primary Revenue $10,507,618
   Other Revenue $28,953
TOTAL REVENUE $10,536,571
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,803,349
   Administrative Expenses $1,897,863
   Fundraising Expenses $10,581
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,711,793
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,175,222
   
Net Assets $3,009,539

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$297,451 2.53% Michael Jenkins President, CEO

Mission

For two decades, Forest Trends has pioneered the idea that creating economic value in our forests and natural ecosystems is one of the most powerful incentives for sustaining them.

Our mission is to work with communities, governments, and businesses to more fully embed conservation into economic activity and prevent the destruction that comes from badly planned, unsustainable resource allocation and development.

Our approach is built on three key pillars. 1) Incubation and demonstration: We specialize in cutting-edge business models, tools, and strategies for conservation. 2) Coalition-building: We convene diverse partners and communities of practice that have shaped conservation policy and finance around the world. 3) Knowledge creation: Transparent information is key to creating environmental markets and shifting to a green global economy. We specialize in providing data and analysis that guides decision-makers on sustainable policy, procurement, and investment.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Forest Trends (DC) 88.84 three stars
American Forest Foundation (DC) 92.84 four stars
New England Forestry Foundation (MA) 86.61 three stars
Rainforest Foundation US (NY) 94.69 four stars
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 95.02 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