|According to the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) audited Consolidated Statement of Activities for the year ended December 31, 2018, ACT received in-kind contributions on which it placed a value of $302,132.
According to the ACT 2018 consolidated audit (Note 1, Donated Services):
"ACT received donated services primarily consisting of commercial satellite imagery to strengthen ACT's community-based conservation efforts in the diverse ecosystems of the Amazon rainforest..."
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|According to the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) consolidated audit of December 31, 2018 (Note 6, Commitments and Risks, Concentration of Revenue Risk):
"For the year ended December 31, 2018, ACT recognized revenue of $4,352,500 from four donors, which represents approximately 72% of ACT's total consolidated revenue and support, excluding the foreign currency valuation loss."
|According to the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) consolidated audit of December 31, 2018 (Note 8, Related-Party Transactions):
"During the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, ACT worked through partnerships with the following organizations: Stichting Amazon Conservation Team Suriname (ACT-Suriname), which is located in Suriname, and Synbio Consultoria Em Medio Ambiente (Synbio), which is located in Brazil. These foreign entities are separately incorporated nonprofit organizations. ACT provided significant financial support to these organizations. However, ACT did not have control of ACT-Suriname and Synbio, which would require [audit] consolidation under GAAP [Generally Accepted Accounting Principles]...
"ACT had entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with each of these organizations, which share a similar mission and philosophy. ... Under the MOAs, ACT provided a majority of the foreign nonprofit organizations' financial resources and technical assistance. Each MOA also indicated that ACT, in collaboration with its partner, would execute a majority of the fundraising activities and that those fundraising activities were subject to modification at any time by both parties' mutual consent.
"For the year ended December 31, 2018, ACT provided $1,052,043 to ACT-Suriname, and $140,000 to Synbio for program and operational expenses. These expenses were covered with a combination of funds with and without donor restrictions...
"On February 1, 2019, in response to requests for partnership from indigenous communities in Brazil, and in consultation with local governmental agencies, ACT reestablished operations in Brazil by incorporating the Amazon Conservation Team Brasil (ACT-Brasil) as a local nonprofit charitable organization registered under Brazil's law. As a result, effective January 31, 2019, ACT-U.S. ended its partnership with and financial support to Synbio.
"Additionally, on April 3, 2019, in order to operate in Europe, the bylaws of Amazon Conservation Team Europe (ACT-Europe) were amended to allow for the appointment of its board of directors, establishing a control relationship that will require ACT-Europe to be consolidated with ACT during the year ending December 31, 2019."
|According to the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) 2018 tax filing, ACT reports re: the existence of a family or business relationship among any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees (IRS Form 990, Part VI, line 2):
"Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D., President, has a family relationship with Liliana Madrigal, Sr. Director of Program Operations & Board Director" (IRS Form 990, Schedule O).
ACT reports having 13 voting members on its governing body at the end of 2018, with 11 of the members being independent (IRS Form 990, Part VI, lines 1a & 1b).