At the Amazon Conservation Team, stewardship is a fundamental part of everything we do, and we take great pride in our financial efficiency and accountability.

As part of our commitment, we work to maximize the value of every dollar entrusted to us. More than 75% of our expenses support our programs. And less than 15% of expended resources go towards administrative and fundraising costs. Maintaining this standard is a high priority for us.

We optimize unrestricted resources and allocate them where they are needed most. In addition, we carefully monitor and review program efficiencies and costs; use directed donations and grants only for their intended purposes; and look for ways to leverage funds for maximum impact.

Financial Summary

The charts below summarize ACT’s most recent financial results on a combined international level. The figures on which these charts are based have been prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), which call for nonprofits to record revenue based on the year that funds are raised (accrual method of accounting) rather than on the year that contributions are designated for expenditure. As a result, our year-over-year revenues and net assets can and do fluctuate, sometimes significantly.


  FY 2016 FY 2015  
  In US$ Percentage In US$ Percentage  
Individuals 1,900,952 20.4% 1,789,803 50.0%  
In-Country grants 640,069 6.9% 937,588 27.0%  
Foundations 6,603,274 71% 758,000 19.0%  
In-kind contributions 48,977 0.5% 164,802 5.0%  
Corporations 23,000 0.2% 37,600 1.0%  
Other 55,688 0.6% 18,600 1.0%  
Foreign currency valuation gain (loss) 30,197 0.3% -92,586 -3.0%  
Total Revenue 9,302,157 100.0% 3,613,807 100.0%  

Organizational Efficiency

  FY 2016 FY 2015  
  In US$ Percentage In US$ Percentage  
Program services 3,999,002 80.4% 3,646,516 85.0%  
General and administration 698,069 14.0% 542,979 11.0%  
Fundraising 277,439 5.6% 172,909 4.0%  
Total Expenses 4,974,510 100% 4,362,404 100.0%  

Financial Statements

Below are links providing access to our Audited Financial Statements and IRS Form 990. As a charitable corporation (EIN: 54-1915987), exempt from income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, we are required to file Form 990 with the federal government, and the financial information is presented in accordance with IRS regulations.

Audited Financial Statements

990 Forms