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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Amazon Conservation Association

Conserving the biological diversity of the Amazon Basin

four stars

94.74

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

Board Leadership
Adrian Forsyth
President

CEO
Hannah Stutzman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.74 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
94.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.65
  Program Expenses Growth 12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 94.74 four stars
New England Forestry Foundation, Inc. (MA) 92.04 four stars
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 93.62 four stars
National Forest Foundation (MT) 96.46 four stars
Trees for Houston (TX) 89.47 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,652,465
   Federated Campaigns $11,324
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $221,893
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $122,414
Total Contributions $3,008,096
   Program Service Revenue $514,512
Total Primary Revenue $3,522,608
   Other Revenue $11,725
TOTAL REVENUE $3,534,333
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,164,858
   Administrative Expenses $293,021
   Fundraising Expenses $50,718
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,508,597
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-974,264
   
Net Assets $2,643,305

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 $1,822,694 43.8%
Protecting Habitat $1,307,849 31.4%
Sustainable Livelihoods $633,742 15.2%

Ratings History
Amazon Conservation Association has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,730 2.07% Hannah Stutzman Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 94.74 four stars
Rainforest Foundation US (NY) 97.05 four stars
National Forest Foundation (MT) 96.46 four stars
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 93.62 four stars
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 97.11 four 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

Hannah Stutzman
Executive Director

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