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Why Donate?

When you donate to RFUS, you help indigenous communities in Central and South America in their fight against illegal deforestation. Your contribution makes the following possible:

  • Legal and administrative support to indigenous communities as they pursue rights to their lands
  • Training in state-of-the-art land management and surveillance against deforestation
  • Strengthening of administrative capacity in indigenous-led organisations, including accounting and project management

If you’re able, please consider making your donation a monthly contribution. Our monthly donors provide vital and reliable support to our indigenous partners, and help ensure that tropical forests can keep capturing and storing carbon while also producing fresh air and clean water for generations to come.

How Rainforest Foundation US Uses Funds

Your dollar goes farther with Rainforest Foundation US! 91% of all funds raised in 2019 went to programs.


*Figures according to Rainforest Foundation US’s 2019 fiscal year 990 filing seen here

All online donations support Rainforest Foundation US’s work to protect the rainforests of Central and South America and will be allocated to the area of greatest need.

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and are processed in US dollars. Rainforest Foundation is a US nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 95-1622945) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


The mission of the Rainforest Foundation is to support indigenous and traditional peoples of the world’s rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfill their rights by assisting them in:

Adam Janos is Rainforest Foundation US’s lead writer and storyteller, translating programmatic impacts and capturing the human face of RFUS’s partnerships for the organization’s priority engagement needs. He brings over 10 years of professional writing experience to the organization, having contributed to several outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Budapest Times, and A&E, amongst others. He’s also a published fiction writer and playwright. Adam holds a Master’s in Creative Writing from Rutgers University-Camden. He is bilingual in Hungarian and fluent in Spanish, which he learned while traveling the Pan-American Highway in his early twenties. That’s also when he came to know the rich indigenous cultures of the continent and the stunning forests that house them, ultimately guiding him to this work.