Cloud Forest Institute

Cloud Forest Institute

P.O. Box 1435
Ukiah, CA 95492
(707) 895-3243

Jenny Burnstad
Fiscal Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1996
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1998
Number of sponsored projects: 10

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
10% 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
  • Computer IT
  • 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 promoting educational programs that focus on alternative energy technologies and sustainable, organic, local, food production. Our goals are to make quality education globally accessible and to foster an environmentally conscious philosophy. We also work with Ecuadorian NGOs to purchase and protect Andean wilderness areas.