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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Amazon Conservation Association

Conserving the biological diversity of the Amazon Basin

95.14

1012 14th Street NW Suite 625
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 234-2356   Web Site
EIN: 52-2211305

Board Leadership
Jim Brumm
Board Chair

CEO
John Beavers
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.14
  Financial 93.83
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1999, the Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) works to conserve the biological diversity of the Amazon. We work to protect biodiversity by studying ecosystems and developing innovative conservation tools to protect land in the region while supporting the livelihoods of local communities. We work by forging ties with governments, nonprofits and people who depend on the rainforests for their livelihood, with the goal of saving rare species and habitats and learning from the land. Scientific research guides our approach, which strives for concrete, measurable achievements. ACA has offices in Washington, DC.

Founded in 1999, the Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) works to conserve the biological diversity of the Amazon. We work to protect biodiversity by studying ecosystems and developing innovative conservation tools to protect land in the region while supporting the livelihoods of local communities. We work by forging ties with governments, nonprofits and people who depend on the rainforests for their livelihood, with the goal of saving rare species and habitats and learning from the land. Scientific research guides our approach, which strives for concrete, measurable achievements. ACA has offices in Washington, DC.

Financial

93.83

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
90.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Amazon Conservation Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Amazon Conservation Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 95.14
Trees for Houston (TX) 85.01
National Forest Foundation (MT) 92.02
The Pachamama Alliance (CA) 86.61
American Forest Foundation (DC) 96.40

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,727,440
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,727,440
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,727,440
   Other Revenue $6,668
TOTAL REVENUE $4,734,108
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,739,867
   Administrative Expenses $301,960
   Fundraising Expenses $242,934
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,284,761
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-550,653
   
Net Assets $2,920,686

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Protecting Habitats $1,760,233 37.1%
Science and Education $1,286,781 27.1%
Threats and Solutions $1,058,790 22.3%

Ratings History
Amazon Conservation Association has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 95.14
2018-12 12/01/2020 91.16
2017-12 05/01/2019 93.33
2016-12 07/01/2018 100.00
2015-12 07/01/2017 94.74
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.34
2013-12 06/01/2015 92.48
2012-12 04/01/2014 87.90
2011-12 03/01/2013 90.50
2010-12 03/01/2012 97.75
2009-12 09/20/2011 97.15
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 99.53
2007-12 04/01/2009 83.31
2006-12 04/01/2008 96.49
2005-12 03/01/2007 85.74
2004-12 03/01/2006 83.57
2003-12 10/01/2005 86.25

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-2211305
Name in IRS Master File AMAZON CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$126,050 2.38% John P. Beavers Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amazon Conservation Association (DC) 95.14
Forest Stewardship Council - U.S. (MN) 85.22
The Pachamama Alliance (CA) 86.61
National Forest Foundation (MT) 92.02
Trees Atlanta (GA) 100.00

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Charity Contact Info

Amazon Conservation Association
1012 14th Street NW
Suite 625
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 234-2356
fax: (202) 234-2358
EIN: 52-2211305

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Board Leadership

Jim Brumm
Board Chair

CEO

John Beavers
Executive Director

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