Rainforest Connection

Address
77 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Contact
Website: http://www.rfcx.org
Phone: +1 (415) 335-9205
Nonprofit
NTEE: C36 - Forest Conservation
EIN: 46-2022575

Mission

Rainforest Connection leverages
 20162015
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2013
Subsection code03
PF filing required0 
Metropolitan statistical area7362
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$81,500.00 
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$81,500.00 
Number of employees0 
Number of volunteers7 
Personnel
Goldman, Jennifer
TitleDirector 
Name of key/compensated personJENNIFER GOLDMAN 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Grenell, Dave
TitleSecretarySecretary
Name of key/compensated personDAVE GRENELLDAVE GRENELL
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue 
Average hours per week working for org40.00 
Reportable compensation from org$56,000.00$31,500.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Kylander, Nathalie
TitleDirector 
Name of key/compensated personNATHALIE LAIDLER KYLANDER 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Missildine, Whit
TitleDirector 
Name of key/compensated personWHIT MISSILDINE 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Smolan, Rick
Title Board Chair
Name of key/compensated person RICK SMOLAN
Reportable compensation from org $0.00
White, Christopher
Title Board Member, CEO
Name of key/compensated person CHRISTOPHER WHITE
Reportable compensation from org $29,212.00
White, Topher
TitleDirector, CEO 
Name of key/compensated personTOPHER WHITE 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue 
Average hours per week working for org40.00 
Reportable compensation from org$25,500.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Young, Pegi
TitleTreasurerSecretary
Name of key/compensated personPEGI YOUNGPEGI YOUNG
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesRainforest Connection leverages mobile technology to monitor and protect remote forests,enabling real-time interventions. 
Primary exempt purpose Rainforest Connection uses upcycled mobile technology to monitor and protect remote forests, enabling real-time interventions.
Program service expenses, total$227,023.00$125,448.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND OUTREACH: PARTNERSHIP BUILDING, FUNDRAISING, RESEARCH, PROPOSALS, AND COLLABORATIONS WITH ON-THE-GROUND PARTNERS, SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS WITH TECHNOLOGY DEDICATED TO PROTECTING FORESTS AND BIODIVERSITY.
Program expenses$38,777.00 
Program descriptionORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND OUTREACH: PARTNERSHIP BUILDING, FUNDRAISING, RESEARCH, PROPOSALS, AND COLLABORATIONS WITH ON-THE-GROUND PARTNERS, SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS WITH TECHNOLOGY DEDICATED TO PROTECTING FORESTS AND BIODIVERSITY. 
PILOT PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION: SYSTEM EXPANSION IN RAINFORESTS WITH PARTNERS TOWARDS MONITORING FOR ILLEGAL LOGGING.
Program expenses$149,468.00 
Program descriptionPILOT PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION: SYSTEM EXPANSION IN RAINFORESTS WITH PARTNERS TOWARDS MONITORING FOR ILLEGAL LOGGING. 
TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTION: RFCX SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT FOR SOUND ALERT SYTEMS FOR PROTECTING RAINFORESTS AND ENDANGERED SPECIES. FIELD TESTING AND PILOT STUDIES, MANUFACTURING AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION
Program expenses$38,778.00 
Program descriptionTECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTION: RFCX SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT FOR SOUND ALERT SYTEMS FOR PROTECTING RAINFORESTS AND ENDANGERED SPECIES. FIELD TESTING AND PILOT STUDIES, MANUFACTURING AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION 
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$456,297.00$187,917.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$456,194.00$168,824.00
Investment income, current yr$103.00$36.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$456,194.00 
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00 
Other revenue, current yr$0.00 
Program service revenue (total) $28,807.00
Gross receipts$456,297.00 
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$456,194.00 
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$103.00 
Net rental income $0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$300,112.00 
Total functional expenses: program service $227,023.00 
Total functional expenses: management and general$58,252.00 
Total functional expenses: fundraising$14,837.00 
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$400.00 
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$261,089.00$102,454.00
Total assets, beginning of year$102,454.00$56,706.00
Total liabilities$2,450.00$0.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$175,000.00 
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$258,639.00 
Net assets$258,639.00$102,454.00
Net assets, beginning of year$102,454.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing$86,089.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$102,454.00 
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$156,185.00 
Advertising (total)$1,647.00 
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$2,450.00 
Total net assets or fund balances$258,639.00 
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members6 
Number of independent voting members6 
Accrual accountingTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Business transaction with employeeTrue 
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990EZ
Date e-filing submitted2017-10-172017-02-02
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.1
Filing identifier201702159349301320201633149349201013
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