Rainforest Trust has been recognized as one of the most efficient and effective nonprofit organizations in the U.S. by Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities. This is the 8th time that Rainforest Trust has received a 4-star rating (the highest possible rating from Charity Navigator), and this year the conservation organization was also awarded the maximum 100 percent overall rating. According to the Charity Navigator website, “Less than one percent of the thousands of charities rated by Charity Navigator have earned perfect scores.” Of the more than 400 environmental groups assessed, Rainforest Trust was one of only seven receiving this level of recognition for its financial health, accountability and transparency.
“We are extremely proud to have received the top rating from Charity Navigator,” said Rainforest Trust CEO Dr. Paul Salaman. “We have worked incredibly hard to meet and maintain the highest standards of accountability and transparency throughout our organization, and with this recognition, our supporters can be confident that Rainforest Trust is making the most effective and efficient use of the resources available to us to benefit our fragile planet.”
As part of its growth, Rainforest Trust has launched its SAVES Challenge, where the organization has committed to raise $50 million as a challenge match that will direct a total of $100 million to establish new protected areas to save threatened species around the world.
This article appeared in the Summer 2017 Rainforest Trust Newsletter.