EIN 95-1622945

Rainforest Foundation

IRS 501(c) type
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The mission of the Rainforest Foundation is to support indigenous and traditional people of the world's rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfill their rights.
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Program areas at Rainforest Foundation

Rainforest Foundation us's programs are tackling the world's most urgent challenges: biodiversity loss, climate change, and human rights. We partner with indigenous peoples to protect vital Rainforest ecosystems and address the climate crisis. We provide financial and technical support to indigenous communities and organizations to secure their rights to their traditional lands and protect their forests and livelihoods. Our programs focus on central and south america, and in 2019 we prioritized the countries of guyana, panama, peru and brazil.our programs focus on delivering the following five services:territorial monitoring: rfus provides training, tools and financial support to indigenous organizations to map, monitor, and secure their territories using cost effective technology like smartphones, drones and satellite data. Land titling & legal intervention: rfus works with indigenous peoples to obtain legal representation to secure land rights, settle disputes, and seek justice for human rights violations perpetrated against environmental defenders. Land management: rfus advises communities to build participatory, bottom-up land management plans to protect their forests and to set the stage for sustainable livelihoods that respect their values, beliefs, and ways of life. Policy & advocacy: rfus supports partners to advocate for regional, national and international policy change as it relates to indigenous peoples' rights, forest protection and restoration, natural resource management, climate action, and biodiversity preservation.institutional strengthening: rfus invests directly in indigenous peoples organizations and partners with them to strengthen integral communications, administrative, management and financial capacities.

Who funds Rainforest Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Network for GoodUnrestricted$784,377
The Ford FoundationCore Support for A Joint Global Communications Plan Project To Facilitate Communication By Forest Peoples Networks in International Climate Change Fora and Strategically Important Regional Events$525,000
ClimateWorks FoundationProject Support$300,000
...and 30 more grants received totalling $2,403,699

Personnel at Rainforest Foundation

Suzanne PelletierExecutive Director$125,000
Christine HalvorsonProgram Director
Kim ChalxDirector of Strategic Impact
Tom BewickDirector of Peru Program / Peru Country Director
Luz del Alba SanchezOperations Manager Gro.y1646908857nff
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for Rainforest Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$7,444,295
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$175
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,814
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$7,788
Total revenues$7,455,072

Form 990s for Rainforest Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-04-05990View PDF
2018-122020-02-14990View PDF
2017-122019-03-15990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-02-21990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
September 12, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 9 new grant, including a grant for $300,000 from ClimateWorks Foundation
March 10, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $525,000 from The Ford Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsAnimal organizationsAnimal sheltersCharities
Land and water conservationAnimalsEnvironment
Conducts researchGrassroots organizingOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 26908
Brooklyn, NY 11202
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Kings County, NY
Website URL
(212) 431-9098
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D20: Animal Protection and Welfare
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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