Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Forest Trends

Making the priceless valuable

three stars

86.54

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 86.54 three stars
  Financial 81.39 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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

three stars

81.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
87.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.26
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 53.0%
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 $2,400,487
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,765,663
Total Contributions $5,166,150
   Program Service Revenue $112,266
Total Primary Revenue $5,278,416
   Other Revenue $7,134
TOTAL REVENUE $5,285,550
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,897,909
   Administrative Expenses $1,638,937
   Fundraising Expenses $20,009
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,556,855
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,271,305
   
Net Assets $3,017,626

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$355,883 3.37% Michael Jenkins President, CEO

Mission

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) 86.54 three stars
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 93.60 four stars
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 97.11 four stars
American Forest Foundation (DC) 91.28 four stars
Forest Stewardship Council - U.S. (MN) 88.36 three 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