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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Amazon Conservation Association

Conserving the biological diversity of the Amazon Basin

four stars

93.33

1012 14th Street NW Suite 625
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 234-2356   Web Site
EIN: 52-2211305

Board Leadership
Adrian Forsyth
President

CEO
John Beavers
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.33 four stars
  Financial 90.57 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1999, the Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) works to conserve the biological diversity of the Amazon. We work to protect biodiversity by studying ecosystems and developing innovative conservation tools to protect land in the region while supporting the livelihoods of local communities. We work by forging ties with governments, nonprofits and people who depend on the rainforests for their livelihood, with the goal of saving rare species and habitats and learning from the land. Scientific research guides our approach, which strives for concrete, measurable achievements. ACA has offices in Washington, DC.

Founded in 1999, the Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) works to conserve the biological diversity of the Amazon. We work to protect biodiversity by studying ecosystems and developing innovative conservation tools to protect land in the region while supporting the livelihoods of local communities. We work by forging ties with governments, nonprofits and people who depend on the rainforests for their livelihood, with the goal of saving rare species and habitats and learning from the land. Scientific research guides our approach, which strives for concrete, measurable achievements. ACA has offices in Washington, DC.

Financial

four stars

90.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
91.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Amazon Conservation Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Amazon Conservation Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 93.33 four stars
Forest Stewardship Council - U.S. (MN) 87.73 three stars
American Forest Foundation (DC) 96.39 four stars
Forest Trends (DC) 86.54 three stars
Trees Atlanta (GA) 99.30 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,369,767
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $429,178
Total Contributions $2,798,945
   Program Service Revenue $290,020
Total Primary Revenue $3,088,965
   Other Revenue $42,553
TOTAL REVENUE $3,131,518
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,602,331
   Administrative Expenses $324,708
   Fundraising Expenses $111,901
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,038,940
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,907,422
   
Net Assets $4,271,973

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
Science and Education $1,650,315 35.9%
Protecting Habitat $1,552,705 33.7%
Identifying Threats and Proposing Solutions $887,135 19.3%
Sustainable Livelihoods $512,176 11.1%

Ratings History
Amazon Conservation Association has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 93.33 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 100.00 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 94.74 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.34 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 92.48 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 87.90 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 90.50 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 97.75 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 97.15 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 99.53 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 83.31 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 96.49 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 85.74 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 83.57 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2005 86.25 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 52-2211305
Name in IRS Master File AMAZON CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational 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 September, 2000
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,600 1.85% Hannah C. Stutzman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 93.33 four stars
Stand.earth (CA) 88.89 three stars
Forest Trends (DC) 86.54 three stars
Rainforest Foundation US (NY) 98.23 four stars
American Forests (DC) 86.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Amazon Conservation Association
1012 14th Street NW
Suite 625
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 234-2356
fax: (202) 234-2358
EIN: 52-2211305

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Board Leadership

Adrian Forsyth
President

CEO

John Beavers
Executive Director

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