Rainforest Trust Earns Charity Navigator’s Top Rating for Fifth Consecutive Year!

Loyal supporters like you already know Rainforest Trust adheres to good governance, is committed to accountability and transparency, and practices sound fiscal management… but it’s nice to have independent confirmation! For another consecutive year, Rainforest Trust has earned a 4-STAR RATING (out of a possible four stars) from independent nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator.

“Only 9% of the charities we rate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations. This exceptional designation differentiates Rainforest Trust from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” said Ken Berger, Charity Navigator’s CEO.

We pride ourselves on our 24-year commitment to low overhead and high effectiveness. With your help we have already protected over 7 million acres of critical lands for biodiversity conservation.

Rainforest Trust maintains a small and highly experienced staff with collectively over 80 years of field conservation experience. Charity Navigator recently highlighted Rainforest Trust as having had one of the lowest paid CEOs while maintaining the highest rating–demonstrating our dedication and commitment to rainforests conservation.

"At Rainforest Trust, we feel the most effective conservation strategy is continuing to do what we have always done best: purchasing and protecting the most threatened rainforests, saving them forever," said Dr. Paul Salaman, Rainforest Trust CEO.

Not only has Rainforest Trust been awarded this honor for the fifth consecutive year, we significantly increased our overall score to 66.23 from our average 63-64. The maximum possible score is 70! Read more about our rating by clicking here.

When you support Rainforest Trust you save REAL rainforest acres in REAL places. Our method is simple and direct: we buy the most unique and endangered rainforests so they can be conserved forever. Your support today will have a lasting impact.