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Rainforest Trust

Rainforest Trust
CROWDRISE : Jun 26, 2011
Tax ID: 13-3500609
BASED: Washington, DC, United States


Our Mission

Support our mission by creating your own fundraiser. Rainforest Trust purchases and protects threatened tropical forests and saves endangered wildlife through community engagement and local partnerships.

Rainforest Trust is the only non-profit in the United States that focuses primarily on the purchase and protection of rainforest acres. In the past 25 years, we have protected more than 16 million rainforest acres that we strategically identify as the most threatened regions and the most critical habitat for endangered species.

We act directly in purchasing and protecting real acres. We do not spend money on lobbying or advocacy. We do not ask for pledges or petitions.  We buy real acres in real places and protect them forever.

Working with our local partners, Rainforest Trust is able to identify key environments under imminent threat, which are often critical ranges for endangered species.  We move swiftly to purchase and protect these disappearing biodiversity treasures before they are lost forever.

As one of the most cost-efficient nonprofit organizations, we consistently maintain low administrative overhead (under 10%) by:

  • Employing a small but highly experienced staff
  • Partnering with local, in-country conservation organizations that own and manage the lands. 
  • Board members and key donors support our general operating costs so that 100% of your donation goes to conservation

Our approach has proven successful for 28 years. While ensuring perpetual protection of the land, we work with our partners to build local capacity, engage government and community support, and provide benefit to local communities, all of which result in unusually high levels of local support for conservation and protected areas.

Tax ID: 13-3500609 •


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