Cloud Forest Institute

Cloud Forest Institute

P.O. Box 73
Boonville, CA 95415
(707) 380-50592

Jenny Burnstad
Fiscal Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1996
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1998
Number of sponsored projects: 84

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
12% administration fee. We use the fiscal sponsor grant agreement that is provided in Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right and it is renewed annually. We send thank you letters to donors on behalf of the sponsored organization.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Youth development

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • A presence on CFI Website
  • Insurance
  • Receiving property and stock donations

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
Cloud Forest Institute is a scientific and educational nonprofit corporation encouraging bioregional endeavors to re-establish balance within ecological systems by way of environmental education, forest reciprocity and resilient community development. Our current focus is the development of the Forest Reciprocity Group (FRoG) FRoG’s mission is to thin small-diameter trees out of overburdened forests, reduce forest fuel loads and risk of catastrophic fire, stabilize watersheds, promote diverse habitats, and activate long-term carbon sequestration. Our aim is to make available small-diameter poles  (an abundant byproduct of forest restoration) and to popularize their use as a superior building material.