Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Forest Trends

Making the priceless valuable

three stars

87.10

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 87.10 three stars
  Financial 81.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

81.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.4%
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 $2,493,808
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $163,769
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,484,128
Total Contributions $11,141,705
   Program Service Revenue $370,784
Total Primary Revenue $11,512,489
   Other Revenue $-73,878
TOTAL REVENUE $11,438,611
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,174,173
   Administrative Expenses $1,421,980
   Fundraising Expenses $106,897
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,703,050
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,735,561
   
Net Assets $4,184,761

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$279,488 3.21% 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) 87.10 three stars
Trees Atlanta (GA) 99.89 four stars
National Forest Foundation (MT) 90.40 four stars
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 99.08 four stars
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (NH) 94.12 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