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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Please visit our official website at http://www.rainforesttrust.org/donate to make a donation to one of our conservation projects. Rainforest Trust protects threatened tropical forests and endangered wildlife by partnering with local and community organizations in and around the areas that are being threatened. Through these highly effective partnerships, we can ensure sustainable results necessary for the long-term protection of tropical ecosystems and the wildlife they hold.

Results: Please visit our website to learn more about what we have achieved! http://www.rainforesttrust.org

Target demographics: endangered forests, wildlife, and communities around the world.

Geographic areas served: Throughout the tropics

Programs: 100% of donations to Rainforest Trust go toward conservation efforts in our multiple program areas.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I LOVE the fact that I can donate to Rainforest Trust and I know 100% of my money goes towards the project I choose! If I want my gift to save elephants, it will go there - not to overhead or operations! Thank you, Rainforest Trust!

Aaron M.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rainforest Trust is a fantastic charity which is constantly striking the balance between being bold and creative programs, and finding a way to consistently maximise the donations of their patrons to ensure they are protecting the environment and the wildlife therein. It’s always a pleasure to donate to their projects.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to Rainforest Trust for just under a year. I am impressed with their dedication to the environment and saving species in the rainforest. We really need to do all we can to save the rainforest because of its value to the earth. The people I contacted were very helpful in answering my questions and just so nice. It's great that they are local with world wide impact and true to their mission.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's uplifting to know that 100% of my donation is not only matched but goes directly to species protection! With all that's happening in the world right now, it's refreshing to know there are still steps we can take to keep our planet safe, and Rainforest Trust does a wonderful job!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Rainforest Trust is making great strides toward protecting endangered species and making our world a better place for all the creatures that live here. I respect and appreciate the work they do.

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Donor

Rating: 5

After learning that deforestation was one of the major causes of climate change, I decided to marry my love of wilderness with my passion to halt global warming. The answer to my calling is the Rainforest Trust.

They have built the most effective model I have seen to turn donations into permanent protection for carbon rich land across the world that serves as home for biodiversity hotspots and indigenous people. I've seen my money turn into land titles for people who wouldn't have an official claim to their homes otherwise. I've seen my money turn into national parks protecting endangered species and thriving pristine ecosystems at threat of deforestation. I know that I am part of something truly effective in the fight against climate change.

Donor

Rating: 5

Rainforest Trust does amazing things. It's about the rainforest, the jaguars, the parrots, the tapirs and so much more. Their work with indigenous communities helps people access a basic human right and I love that they are able to do this so efficiently.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization. They buy land to save habitat and local groups maintain the land.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This non-profit preserves critically endangered rainforests that protect many endangered species by purchasing land to prevent development, including buffers and land that would strategically block further development of critical land beyond the purchased land. I have donated numerous times to a number of projects and I feel that my money is being used wisely.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Rainforest Trust is saving international treasures that serve communities and the environment both now and for generations to come. Supporting this organization is one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done.

Alison T.1

Donor

Rating: 2

Donations should go to a landing page and links should work!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is without doubt the best environmental organization I have supported. Not only do they buy rainforest so it perseved now, but they also work with partners in those countries to sustain this change.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This wildlife / rainforest preservation organization is extremely trustworthy and efficient, and you can keep track of where you money donations go! 100% of your money goes to protecting forests (which protects endangered animals) and you can read lots of information about the place you are helping to protect with your donation. This is honestly the only nonprofit organization that I fully trust and respect, as I've learned sketchy things about some other "non-profits" who keep most of their donor money for themselves and promote awful things like "killing for conservation". THIS organization, however, is truly amazing and respectable and doesn't get nearly enough attention. Their website is beautifully set up, too! Just lovely!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I like the fact that almost 95% of donations to Rainforest Trust (formerly World Land Trust US) goes directly to buy and permanently protect threatened rainforest eco-systems. The land/locations are selected based on high bio-diversity value. If only they could get more donors to fund these projects, many endangered species could be rescued.

1 Andrew E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have not donated directly, but donate regularly through buying art from the Trust's supporter, Mystic Dreamer Art. I understand that the organization is run well and efficiently and am happy to buy art, knowing that there is also a benefit to the environment. I work in the clean energy industry and so the environmental impact of my actions is important to me.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am retired and my retirement service project is to create art and sell it, and then give 100% of the income (not just profits) to save the rainforest. I searched long and hard to find an organization with the proper heart, dedication, and success rate that felt right to me. These people are amazing and highly passionate about their important work, and I feel proud and honored to support them. Thus far my project has saved 1224 acres of rainforest -- a small contribution but one I feel good about. I couldn't have done it without World Land Trust - US as my guiding light! I have recommended many people to them both as donors and as additional collaborators like myself. I donate several times a year.

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate monthly to World Land Trust - US. After much research on where to donate I have complete faith in this charity, and know that my money is will be used well. This organization does incredible work.

Sriyantha P.

Donor

Rating: 5

World Land Trust - US is one of the best non profit organizations dedicated to protecting the vanishing Rainforests, Cloud Forests and Dry Savannahs of South America. They do this by partnering with reliable local organizations and helping them purchase and establish forest and wildlife sanctuaries in areas that have very high bio-diversity or areas that are inhabited by critically endangered species. One example is the protection of dry savannahs of Bolivia for the protection of critically endangered blue throat macaw and maned wolf. I have been extremely happy as a donor to WLT US during the past 4 years where more than 95% of donation goes directly to the projects for establishing the sanctuaries and staffing them. I hope WLT US will get the recognition it well deserves.

Edmond B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

WORLD LAND TRUST-US, under the direction of Dr. Paul Salaman, is an incredible organization for its size. The partnerships that it has developed all throughout the new world - from Mexico to the tip of Tierra Del Fuego - have been hugely successful. It is a powerful organization that raises and spends donor funds successfully and transparently, with shockingly low overhead costs. The organization has, on its board, men and women who are incredibly knowledgeable about conservation, international cooperation, and strategic planning. They, along with the Trusts' staff, have launched projects that are making a real difference in how conservation is done. WLT-US is an organization that is worth supporting, letting friends about, and should be a model for any non-profit here or abroad.

Donor

Rating: 5

World Land Trust-US is one of _the_ most effective organizations doing the crucial work of saving contiguous habitats and ecosysytems for the entire chain of life that is sustained by them. I first learned about the WLT-US through the WLT-UK, about 10 years ago, when I made a donation "to the World Trust Action Fund to purchase, protect and manage ONE ACRE of threatened elephant habitat " in memory of a friend's mother. The donation was "earmarked for the Wild Lands Elephant Corridor project in the Garo Hills District between the Seiju and Rewak national parks in northern India. The WLT is working here with local partner organisation, the Wildlife Trust of India." The work of the WLT-US focuses on this kind of absolutely essential and critical habitat protection, which also joins with indigenous peoples to protect their homes and lives from the rampant destruction being done to our deeply wounded Earth by senseless "development" and corporate greed. The work of the WLT is dedicated to healing and saving what 4 billion years of evolution on this planet has developed, and to restore balance and health to our only home that sustains us all in an intricate and inseparable web of life, in which we are but a part.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This really is an extremely efficient and dedicated nonprofit that gets my donation on the ground and doing what I gave for. I have visited one of the projects in Ecuador and extremely impressed.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor to World Land Trust-USA for 15 years and am impressed with their accomplishments: more than 1.7 million acres purchased and protected!