How much of my donation goes towards conservation?

Donations to Rainforest Trust are not symbolic. Thanks to the support of our Board members, who cover the majority of our operating expenses, Rainforest Trust is able to allocate 100% of your project donation directly to conservation action. Each project donation protects real rainforest acres and saves endangered species. We focus on tangible results. Your contribution does not support lobbying, political activities, or special interests.

For more than 25 years, Rainforest Trust is proud to have maintained minimal overhead thanks to our small, dedicated, and passionate team of conservationists. For our size and achievements, Rainforest Trust is one of the most efficient international conservation NGOs in the United States.

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Our 2014 operating expenses, which include administration and development costs, composed only 7% of our total expenditure. See our 990 and audited financial statements online.

Charity Navigator consistently awards Rainforest Trust its highest 4-star rating due to our outstanding cost efficiency.

Our conservation actions focus on the purchase and permanent protection of critical habitat for the most endangered species across the tropics. We do this efficiently and most effectively by supporting experienced in-country, community-based organizations that have a track record of achievement. We also undertake rainforest conservation outreach to raise public awareness.

We are extremely grateful that our committed Board members fund the majority of our operating expenses. This enables us to ensure that 100% of your project donation is restricted to conservation action.

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