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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Amazon Conservation Team

Conserving biodiversity, health, and culture in greater Amazonia

87.78

4211 North Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22203
tel: (703) 522-4684   Web Site
EIN: 54-1915987

Board Leadership
William M. Cameron William M. Cameron
Chair

CEO
Mark J. Plotkin
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.78
  Financial 83.20
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
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

83.20

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.95
  Program Expenses Growth -5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Amazon Conservation Team on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Amazon Conservation Team on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 87.78
Galapagos Conservancy (VA) 91.93
Ecotrust (OR) 93.62
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 97.34
North Cascades Institute (WA) 95.16

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The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) was founded in 1996 by the world-renowned ethnobotanist Dr. Mark J. Plotkin and noted Costa Rican conservationist Liliana Madrigal. Observing the lack of attention paid to indigenous rainforests, comprising over 25% of the Amazon basin, Dr. Plotkin and Ms. Madrigal created an organization based on a unique strategy: biocultural conservation, which rests on the conviction that the people who best know, use, and protect biodiversity are the indigenous people who live in tropical forests. By partnering with indigenous tribes to map, manage, and protect the most isolated rainforest regions, ACT protects the biodiversity, culture, and health of the Amazon's ecosystem-the flora, the fauna, and the people.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,652,165
   Federated Campaigns $3,099
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,655,264
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,655,264
   Other Revenue $28,201
TOTAL REVENUE $4,683,465
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,710,194
   Administrative Expenses $499,340
   Fundraising Expenses $213,824
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,423,358
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,260,107
   
Net Assets $3,132,142

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
Biodiversity $1,634,244 60.3%
Culture $586,478 21.6%
Health $489,472 18.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.78
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 89.30
2013-12 05/01/2015 84.00
2012-12 02/01/2014 85.90
2011-12 02/01/2013 87.78
2010-12 11/01/2011 80.80
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.71
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 72.89
2008-12 05/01/2010 95.67
2007-12 12/17/2008 93.08
2006-12 11/01/2007 95.75
2005-12 11/01/2006 93.26
2004-12 11/01/2005 93.37

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 54-1915987
Name in IRS Master File AMAZON CONSERVATION TEAM
NTEE Code U36
NTEE Classification Geology
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable 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 December, 1998
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$140,000 4.08% Mark J. Plotkin President

The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) was founded in 1996 by the world-renowned ethnobotanist Dr. Mark J. Plotkin and noted Costa Rican conservationist Liliana Madrigal. Observing the lack of attention paid to indigenous rainforests, comprising over 25% of the Amazon basin, Dr. Plotkin and Ms. Madrigal created an organization based on a unique strategy: biocultural conservation, which rests on the conviction that the people who best know, use, and protect biodiversity are the indigenous people who live in tropical forests. By partnering with indigenous tribes to map, manage, and protect the most isolated rainforest regions, ACT protects the biodiversity, culture, and health of the Amazon's ecosystem-the flora, the fauna, and the people.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 87.78
Communities for a Better Environment (CA) 91.05
Ecology Center (MI) 98.23
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 97.17
Community Environmental Council (CA) 94.84

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Charity Contact Info

Amazon Conservation Team
4211 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
tel: (703) 522-4684
fax: (703) 522-4464
EIN: 54-1915987

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Board Leadership

William M. Cameron William M. Cameron
Chair

CEO

Mark J. Plotkin
President

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