Rainforest Foundation US Earns Spot on Year-End “Best Charities” Lists

With so many global charities supporting the climate, we are proud and grateful to see several publications recognize Rainforest Foundation US on their “Best Charities” lists, because in doing so, they are implicitly recognizing the incredible work being carried out by our indigenous partners—the rainforests’ best protectors.

Marie Claire said earlier this year our programs were “groundbreaking.” Gizmodo heralded us for our work “with Indigenous communities on the front lines.” And The Roundup called us “a leading charity fighting climate change.”

Each year, we work hard to earn and keep the trust of our donors, and to ensure that the bulk of our funding goes directly into our programs, which support our indigenous partners. This, combined with high levels of financial transparency, has helped us keep our top four-star rating for years with Charity Navigator—the gold standard of charity assessment.

Rainforest communities are some of the most marginalized people in the world, and yet they are defending—often thanklessly and at great risk—one of the world’s most precious resources: the forests that need to stay standing to blunt the impact of the climate crisis. We are honored to be able to continue to support our partners, and their incredibly important work for the planet.

Some of the Lists We’ve Been Featured on Recently:

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Stories

Cinema on the River: A Floating Film Festival in the Heart of the Peruvian Amazon

The Muyuna Floating Film Festival showcased a unique floating screen, bringing films directly to riverside communities in the Peruvian Amazon. During the festival, Rainforest Foundation US supported an Indigenous Cinema Workshop, emphasizing the urgent need to understand these issues from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and local communities.

Webinars

Right to the Land: Indigenous Land Title as a Climate Strategy

Here’s an insight at the heart of RFUS’s work: Lands legally controlled by Indigenous peoples and local communities show lower rates of deforestation—up to a 66% reduction in forest cover loss. Listen to Cameron Ellis and Kim Chaix of Rainforest Foundation US speak about the power of land titling.

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Didier Devers
Chief of Party – USAID Guatemala
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Didier has been coordinating the USAID-funded B’atz project since joining Rainforest Foundation US in April 2022. He holds a Master’s in Applied Anthropology and a Bachelor’s in Geography. Before joining the organization, Didier worked for 12 years in Central and South America on issues of transparency, legality, governance, and managing stakeholders’ processes in the environmental sector. Prior to that he worked on similar issues in Central Africa. He speaks French, Spanish, and English, and is based in Guatemala.