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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Rainforest Foundation US

Securing rights, protecting lands

four stars

98.23

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

Board Leadership
John W. Copeland
Chair

CEO
Suzanne Pelletier
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 38.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rainforest Foundation US on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rainforest Foundation US on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rainforest Foundation US (NY) 98.23 four stars
Trees Atlanta (GA) 99.30 four stars
New England Forestry Foundation (MA) 85.44 three stars
National Forest Foundation (MT) 96.66 four stars
The American Chestnut Foundation (NC) 97.35 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,092,855
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $800,393
Total Contributions $1,893,248
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,893,248
   Other Revenue $4,514
TOTAL REVENUE $1,897,762
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,303,066
   Administrative Expenses $226,948
   Fundraising Expenses $87,345
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,617,359
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-719,597
   
Net Assets $964,459

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Rainforest Foundation US has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 97.05 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 97.47 four stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 96.20 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.79 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 92.61 four stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 85.30 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 85.15 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 93.01 four stars
2008-12 09/20/2011 75.82 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 11/01/2009 96.43 four stars
2007-12 09/01/2008 67.60 one star
2006-12 08/01/2007 50.72 zero star
2005-12 12/15/2006 43.18 zero star
2004-12 05/01/2006 53.69 zero star
2003-12 05/01/2005 64.92 one star
2002-12 08/01/2004 86.21 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 95-1622945
Name in IRS Master File RAINFOREST FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code C36
NTEE Classification Forest Conservation
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(355) Wildlife sanctuary or refuge
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 April, 1994
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, 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
$125,000 4.77% Suzanne Pelletier Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rainforest Foundation US (NY) 98.23 four stars
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 100.00 four stars
National Forest Foundation (MT) 96.66 four stars
Trees for Houston (TX) 89.86 three stars
Rainforest Action Network (CA) 93.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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
Chair

CEO

Suzanne Pelletier
Executive Director

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