Rainforest Trust

Since 1988 we’ve purchased and protected threatened rainforests and saved endangered wildlife through community engagement and local partnerships.

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Warrenton, VA – EIN 133500609 rainforesttrust.org

Their vision became Rainforest Trust. And over 30 years later, our mission remains the same.
With every acre, we’ve grown in scale, scope and determination. We’ve already helped protect over 24 million acres around the world and have millions of acres in the pipeline, working toward the security of 50 million acres.

But we don’t just see these acres as land for protection. We see these acres as home to countless species who rely on the habitats contained within. We see them as the backyards of thousands of people who rely on them for fresh water and food supplies. We see them as part of the fabric of this planet we live on.

Rainforest Trust has been recognized as one of the most effective nonprofit organizations in the U.S. by Charity Navigator.

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Rainforest Trust

Rainforest Trust
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FormationDecember 8, 1988; 31 years ago (1988-12-08)[1]
Founded atNew York[1]
HeadquartersWarrenton, Virginia, United States
Revenue (2016)
$15.7 million[2]
Websitewww.rainforesttrust.org
Formerly called
  • World Parks Endowment
  • World Land Trust-US

Rainforest Trust is a US-based nonprofit environmental organization focused on the purchase and protection of tropical lands to strategically conserve threatened species[3]. Founded in 1988, Rainforest Trust was formerly known as World Parks Endowment. In 2006, then World Parks Endowment affiliated itself with World Land Trust, a UK-based nonprofit environmental organization, and became World Land Trust-US, as both organizations were dedicated to minimizing their costs in order to allow donated funds to flow to habitat conservation projects on the ground.[4] On September 16, 2013, as part of celebrating the organization's 25th anniversary, the World Land Trust-US changed its name to Rainforest Trust.[5]

Rainforest Trust supports the purchase of large tracts of land by local NGO's working across tropical Asia, Africa, and Latin America for the purposes of protecting it, in a fashion similar to the Nature Conservancy by making use of land trusts. The organization also seeks to help in-situ conservation measures by providing training, capital and equipment for environmental stewardship in economically impoverished areas.

Most acres are permanently protected for an average of less than $100 per acre. As of 2017, Rainforest Trust has helped protect 18,000,000 acres (73,000 km2) of habitat.[6]

Byron Swift was the CEO of the organization from 1988 until 2012 when Paul Salaman became the CEO. In 2020, James C. Deutsch became the CEO.[7]

Robert S. Ridgely, President Emeritus, is an expert on neotropical birds, on which he has published several books, is a longtime conservationist, and is the co-discoverer of the jocotoco antpitta.

Project examples

References

  1. ^ a b "Certificate of Incorporation of World Parks Endowment, Inc" (PDF). Rainforest Trust. 1988. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  2. ^ "2016 Audited Financials" (PDF). Rainforest Trust. 2017. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  3. ^ Editor, Anita L. Sherman Community. "Saving the world's forests 1 acre at a time". Fauquier Times. Retrieved 2020-06-18.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "October 2006 - World Parks Endowment becomes World Land Trust-US". World Land Trust-US. October 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-02-20. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  5. ^ Salaman, Paul (2013). "World Land Trust-US Becomes Rainforest Trust". Rainforest Trust. Archived from the original on 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  6. ^ "Environmental Year-in-Review 2017" (PDF). Rainforest Trust. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Rainforest Trust Appoints James Deutsch CEO". PR Newswire. Retrieved 3 June 2020.

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IRS data by ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer


RAINFOREST TRUST

RAINFOREST TRUST

WARRENTON, VA 20187-7106 | Tax-exempt since May 1989
  • EIN: 13-3500609
  • Classification (NTEE)
    International Development, Relief Services (International, Foreign Affairs and National Security)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

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990

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2017

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2017

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990

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Total Revenue

$21,236,643

Total Functional Expenses $13,155,621
Net income $8,081,022
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $20,967,870 98.7%
Program services $0
Investment income $198,556 0.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $70,217 0.3%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $231,264 1.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,690,549 12.9%
Other
Total Assets $25,112,302
Total Liabilities $29,538
Net Assets $25,082,764
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

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990 (filed on Sept. 9, 2017)

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Total Revenue

$15,706,509

Total Functional Expenses $16,200,766
Net income -$494,257
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $15,560,380 99.1%
Program services $0
Investment income $148,780 0.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$9,607
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $6,956 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $214,688 1.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $981,791 6.1%
Other
Total Assets $16,927,412
Total Liabilities $9,679,500
Net Assets $7,247,912
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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990

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Total Revenue

$12,853,049

Total Functional Expenses $8,143,556
Net income $4,709,493
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $12,778,261 99.4%
Program services $0
Investment income $74,102 0.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$289
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $975 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $216,253 2.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $534,549 6.6%
Other
Total Assets $7,798,452
Total Liabilities $78,850
Net Assets $7,719,602
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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990

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Total Revenue

$5,815,590

Total Functional Expenses $4,678,904
Net income $1,136,686
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $5,772,635 99.3%
Program services $0
Investment income $44,027 0.8%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$1,072
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $112,428 2.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $389,881 8.3%
Other
Total Assets $3,028,884
Total Liabilities $10,223
Net Assets $3,018,661
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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990 (filed on Oct. 22, 2014)

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Total Revenue

$4,605,490

Total Functional Expenses $4,277,788
Net income $327,702
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $4,602,994 99.9%
Program services $0
Investment income $1,919 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $577 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $97,554 2.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $221,305 5.2%
Other
Total Assets $1,917,452
Total Liabilities $43,890
Net Assets $1,873,562
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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Total Revenue

$1,991,168

Total Functional Expenses $1,355,096
Net income $636,072
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,986,164 99.7%
Program services $0
Investment income $1,252 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $549 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $3,203 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $162,397 12.0%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $120,877 8.9%
Other
Total Assets $1,567,641
Total Liabilities $21,781
Net Assets $1,545,860
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

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990

Total Revenue

$3,006,181

Total Functional Expenses $2,773,114
Net income $233,067
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $3,002,614 99.9%
Program services $0
Investment income $2,886 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $250 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $431 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $76,737 2.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $71,127 2.6%
Other
Total Assets $917,455
Total Liabilities $7,876
Net Assets $909,579
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

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990

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Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

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Dec. 2008

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2008

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990

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Dec. 2007

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2007

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990

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2006

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2006

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990

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Dec. 2005

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2005

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Dec. 2004

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2004

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Dec. 2003

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2003

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Dec. 2002

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2002

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Dec. 2001

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2001

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