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Rainforest Foundation US
1000 Dean Street
Suite 430
Brooklyn, NY 11238
tel: (212) 431-9098
EIN: 95-1622945

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Board Leadership

John W. Copeland


Suzanne Pelletier
Executive Director

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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Rainforest Foundation US

Securing rights, protecting lands

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 4 stars
  Financial 97.50 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth 14.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rainforest Foundation US on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,068,649
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,068,649
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,068,649
   Other Revenue $163
TOTAL REVENUE $2,068,812
   Program Expenses $1,309,434
   Administrative Expenses $93,234
   Fundraising Expenses $63,186
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $602,958
Net Assets $1,095,268

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,000 7.50% Suzanne Pelletier Executive Director


The Rainforest Foundation helps protect the incredibly rich biological diversity of the rainforest and the cultural integrity of the peoples whose lives and livelihoods are inextricably linked to those forests. By working with indigenous communities to gain control of their ancestral lands we have helped protect 28 million acres of rainforest. We provide project-related grants and technical support to indigenous groups to secure rights to their lands, influence laws and policies to protect their resources and livelihoods, and build strong and sustainable community leadership.

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