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ACA protects the biological diversity of the wilderness areas of the Amazon headwaters. Our strategy is to increase conservation capacity through science, training and sustainable resource management by partnering with local communities and organizations.

ACA received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the leading charity evaluator in America, for the 2013 fiscal year.

ACA has received GuideStar's highest rating for its transparency to provide the most complete, up-to-date data available.


How to Donate to ACA:

1. Mail us a check! Please make it out to "Amazon Conservation Association" and send it to our office at 1012 14th Street NW, Suite 625, Washington, DC 20005 with "donation" in the memo. You will receive a tax receipt by mail within 30 days.

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2. Secure tax-deductible online donations can be made to ACA in one of two ways:

  • PayPal Donation ButtonMake a donation to ACA using PayPal:

  • Donate now through Network for GoodThrough Network for Good:

Please note: a small processing fee is taken out of donations made through PayPal (2.2% + $0.30) or Network for Good (5%). This will be deducted from your donation unless you elect to add the fee to your donation. There is no fee deducted if you donate by check.

Bruce Babbitt in Peru

“I chose to volunteer for ACA because it works at the ground level with local organizations that can move quickly and effectively. ACA is the best organization that I have worked with in my 40 years in conservation, including my time as Secretary of the Interior.”

--Bruce Babbitt, ACA Board of Directors

Thank you!


How Your Donation Helps

Your $50 donation can:

  • Help a community build a tree nursery for reforestation projects
  • Help a Brazil nut harvester get legal title to the land they manage
  • Sponsor an environmental education program for Peruvian schoolchildren

Your $25 donation can:

  • Help a Brazil nut harvester achieve organic certification
  • Plant 50 trees in a highland Andean community

Your $150 donation can:

  • Help protect the habitat of the giant river otter
  • Support research on sustainable forest products such as natural dyes
  • Fund a field expedition to study the Bolivian pampas
  • Outfit a park ranger on the front lines of Amazonian conservation

Your $500 donation can:

  • Sponsor a Peruvian student’s research at one of our field stations
  • Buy a solar panel to boost power at the Los Amigos Biological Station
  • Support a month of surveys in the Los Amigos Conservation Concession to track long-term trends in Amazonian animal communities

Your $1,000 donation can:

  • Protect forest habitat for jaguars
  • Help an indigenous community preserve its ancestral lands
  • Buy a laptop for the Amazon’s most active research station, providing young Peruvian researchers access to the Internet and online scientific literature
  • Provide one month's salary and benefits plus the cost of fuel for patrols for a park ranger at the Los Amigos Conservation Concession

Your tax-deductible contribution will help us expand our conservation initiatives in the southwestern Amazon, where leading research shows some of the highest concentrations of biological diversity in the world exist.

ACA was chosen as a "2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit" by GreatNonprofits and is featured in the 2013/14 Catalogue for Philanthropy as "one of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region."


Double or Triple your Donation to ACA!

Hundreds of corporations across the world recognize the value of their employees' donations to ACA, and offer matching gift programs to further increase the value of their donations.

What To Do:

Ask your employer for a Matching Gift Form (if available), fill out your portion, and mail it in the envelope with your donation.

Or: If you’ve already sent in your donation or made your donation online, fax the form to (202) 234-2358, or email it to

More and more companies offer online Matching Gift processing, so no form is required – just let them know you donated to us, and they take care of the rest. Some companies even offer donation via payroll deduction, so we receive your donation and their matching gift in one lump sum!

ACA is a non-profit, tax exempt public charity as described in section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. A copy of our IRS Letter is available on demand. Our financial information is publicly available on this website.


Make a gift in honor or memory!

Through an honorarium or a memorial, you can recognize loved ones with a gift. We will send the honoree or the family of the memorialized an acknowledgement card to inform them of your gift. Honorarium gifts are appropriate for birthdays, baptisms, bar and bat mitzvahs, graduations, house warmings, weddings, new babies and more.

Make your honorarium or memorial gift securely online now by clicking on the Network for Good donate button above and designate the recipient’s name and address in the notes field. You may also send a check to our office (1012 14th Street NW, Suite 625, Washington, DC 20005) with a note regarding the designation of the donation.

If you have any questions, please email us at or call (202) 234-2356.


Make a stock donation

ACA also accepts stock donations through our Charles Schwab account:
Account name: Amazon Conservation Association
Account Number: 23638761
DTC code 0164
Additional information on stock donations (pdf)


Donor Privacy Policy

Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) maintains the highest level of respect for the privacy of its donors. We have developed the following Donor Privacy Policy to guide our volunteers and staff in how they may and may not use your personal information:

ACA will never share, sell, trade, rent or publish names, telephone numbers, or e-mail or postal addresses of our donors, unless specifically requested to do so by the donor. ACA will use contact information (e-mail, telephone number and address) of donors for these purposes only:

  • Send receipts for donations
  • Thank donors for their donation
  • Inform donors about upcoming events and other activities
  • Internal analysis and record-keeping
  • Report to relevant U.S. and state agencies (these reports are not for public inspection)
  • Contact donors about changes to this policy

Unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by the donor, the default is for staff and volunteers to assume that all donations are not to be publicly announced. All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to professional staff who need to process the data. No such data are given to any person, organization or group who does not need to access it.

Tax laws in the United States and the District of Columbia require ACA to keep contact information and the contribution levels of donors on file in the event that tax collection agencies wish to access this information.

ACA only uses online payment processing services with world class security and strong reputations. We do not store, nor do we have access to your credit card information, bank account numbers, or other account data sent to those processing services.


Photo of frog

Leaf frog at Los Amigos Biological Station. Photo: Trond Larsen

Photo of orchids

Orchids at the Wayqecha Cloud Forest Research Station. Photo: Megan MacDowell

Photo of a girl holding a carved toy

Girl with carved Agouti paca. Photo: Joaquin Leguia

Photo of a three-toed sloth

Three-toed sloth at Los Amigos Conservation Concession. Photo: Susan Cousineau

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