Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Amazon Conservation Team

Conserving biodiversity, health, and culture in greater Amazonia

four stars

97.66

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 97.66 four stars
  Financial 98.62 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

four stars

98.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 17.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,981,122
   Federated Campaigns $2,054
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,983,176
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,983,176
   Other Revenue $39,139
TOTAL REVENUE $9,022,315
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,715,460
   Administrative Expenses $698,069
   Fundraising Expenses $277,439
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,690,968
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,331,347
   
Net Assets $6,707,894

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$161,900 3.45% Mark J. Plotkin Phd President

Mission

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.

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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