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Rainforest Trust

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Rainforest Trust is a land conservation group based in Warrenton, VA that was founded in 1989. As of 2019 they had $48 million in revenue and $59 million in assets.

Rainforest Trust protects threatened tropical forests and endangered wildlife by partnering with local and community organizations in and around the areas that are being threatened.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: World Land Trust Us.

(800) 456-4930
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Program areas at Rainforest Trust

The land purchase and protected area creation program focuses on the identification and protection of the highest priority lands in the tropics for biodiversity conservation, especially rainforests and other threatened tropical habitats. Rainforest trust targets these areas for conservation and achieves their conservation in perpetuity through methods including direct land purchase and governmental designations of new protected areas. Rainforest trust works on-the-ground with local partners and indigenous communities to establish new protected areas. Rainforest trust provides technical guidance during the identification, establishment, and management of new protected areas. Program expense costs include land purchase and lease, meetings with local communities and governments, declaration costs, legal review, demarcation, and salaries for park rangers.major accomplishments for 2018: (a) in total we helped declare, purchase or expand 33 new protected areas for a total of 1,926,002 acres. This brings the total acres saved since our founding to more than 20 million acres across ...

The rapid response program supports: (a) targeted searches for endangered species to determine which properties within a region host significant unprotected populations of key species; (b) meetings with local people and government officials to evaluate interest in creating a new protected area; (c) investigation of land tenure and property prices for key areas; (d) assessment of ecotourism and other mechanisms that sustainably support current protected reserves; and (e) rapid response projects to fight immediate threats on current projects and projects in process. In 2018, we supported 28 rapid protected area feasibility awards in 21 countries. Most studies are leading to proposals to rainforest trust to create new protected areas. In 2018, we strengthened our conservation team with the full recruitment of our africa, america and asia-pacific teams, as well as the restructuring of our science and monitoring team. The science and monitoring team is focused on targeting our priority-setting, based ...

The conservation and land management program supports infrastructure improvements of new and existing protected areas including ranger stations, fencing, trails, reforestation, management plans and providing forest guardians and other staff from local communities to assist with rainforest protection and management. In 2018, we launched our conservation fellows & guardians programs designed to highlight and support the individual conservationists, within our local communities and partner organizations, who lead our work globally.

Form 990s for Rainforest Trust

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Aug 3, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Sep 9, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Dec 15, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Aug 3, 2015990View PDF
...and seven more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Rainforest Trust

Total grants, contributions, etc.$47,839,752
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$441,544
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$702,788
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$48,984,084

Vendors for Rainforest Trust

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Google IncSoftware2020-03-17
███████ ██████Fundraising software; CRM software2020-03-03
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██████████Fundraising software2020-03-03
█████████Content management system software2020-03-03
████ █████ ███ ██████ ███Tax accounting2019-05-29
███████ ██████ ███ █████ ████Tax accounting2014-10-22

Personnel at Rainforest Trust

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Mark GruinVice President , Strategic Initiatives / Acting Chief Executive Officer / Senior Director of Partnerships$108,150May 20, 2020
Patricia Munoz-ChernitskyChief Financial Officer / Comptroller-Aug. 28, 2019
██████ ███████Chief Philanthropy Officer-May 20, 2020
████ ████Chief Outreach Officer / Director of Communications and Outreach-Aug. 28, 2019
███ ██████Director of Finance / Senior Accountant-May 20, 2020
██████ ██████Digital Media Director / Digital Media Manager-May 20, 2020
██████ ██████Director-July 17, 2019
████ ██████Marketing Manager / Board Member-May 20, 2020
████████ █████Senior Manager Data and Research / Board Member-May 20, 2020
█████ ███████Human Resources and Recruiting Manager-May 20, 2020
...and nine more key personnel

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4Save the Redwoods League501(c)(3)$29 millionSan Francisco, CA
5The Trust for Public Land501(c)(3)$137 millionSan Francisco, CA
6Open Space Institute Land Trust (OSI)501(c)(3)$27 millionNew York, NY
7Student Conservation Association (SCA)501(c)(3)$41 millionArlington, VA
8Colorado Open Lands501(c)(3)$12 millionLakewood, CO
9Western Reserve Land Conservancy501(c)(3)$20 millionMoreland Hills, OH
10Vermont Land Trust (VLT)501(c)(3)$15 millionMontpelier, VT
11Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy (GTRLC)501(c)(3)$14 millionTraverse City, MI
12American Rivers501(c)(3)$23 millionWashington, DC
13Sea Shepherd Conservation Society501(c)(3)$14 millionAlexandria, VA
14Trout Unlimited501(c)(3)$53 millionArlington, VA
15Pheasants Forever Incorporated501(c)(3)$76 millionSt Paul, MN
16National Forest Foundation501(c)(3)$13 millionMissoula, MT
17Chesapeake Bay Trust501(c)(3)$13 millionAnnapolis, MD
18Western Rivers Conservancy501(c)(3)$13 millionPortland, OR
19Earth Conservancy (EC)501(c)(3)$15 millionAshley, PA
20Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF)501(c)(3)$53 millionMissoula, MT
21Wildlife Mississippi501(c)(3)$21 millionStoneville, MS
22River Parks Authority501(c)(3)$41 millionTulsa, OK
23Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation501(c)(3)$12 millionAlexandria, VA
24American Prairie Reserve (APR)501(c)(3)$14 millionBozeman, MT
25Urban Land Conservancy501(c)(3)$26 millionDenver, CO