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TransFair USA Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/12/2012: TransFair USA

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: TRANSFAIR USA

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AKA  Fair Trade USA
Oakland, CA
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TransFair USA Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/12/2012: TransFair USA

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: TRANSFAIR USA

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Also Known As: Fair Trade USA
Physical Address: Oakland, CA 94612 
EIN: 41-1848081
Web URL: www.fairtradeusa.org 
Blog URL: fairtradeusa.org/blog 
NTEE Category: Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q32 International Economic Development
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C30 Natural Resource Conservation and Protection
E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E21 Community Health Systems
Ruling Year: 1997 


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Mission Statement

Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $9,846,933
Total Expenses $9,092,168

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Paul D. Rice

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Since May 1997

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Paul Rice is the founding President & CEO of Fair Trade USA and has been recognized as a leading social entrepreneur. Previously, Paul worked for 11 years as a rural development specialist in the mountainous Segovias region of Nicaragua, where he founded and led a highly successful organic coffee export cooperative called PRODECOOP. His first-hand experience in the development of cooperative organic coffee export ventures is unparalleled in the U.S. coffee industry. Paul holds an Economics and Political Science degree from Yale University and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. Paul has received the prestigious international Ashoka Fellowship for his pioneering work as a social entrepreneur in the Fair Trade movement. Paul has also been honored by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship as one of the world's top Social Entrepreneurs.

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Program Description:

TransFair works to broaden the market for Fair Trade Certified products and to increase U.S. consumer awareness. TransFair?s programs include auditing transactions between US companies offering Fair Trade Certified products and the international suppliers from whom they source, in order to guarantee that the farmers and farm workers behind Fair Trade Certified goods were paid a fair, above-market price; additionally, annual inspections conducted by FLO ensure that strict socioeconomic development criteria are being met using increased Fair Trade revenues. The Global Producer Services branch of TransFair goes further to establish direct market links between producers and their buyers in the US market and to facilitate capacity building within the cooperatives.

Program Long-Term Success:

Certified over 100 million pounds of Fair Trade coffee, sending nearly $75 million in above-market revenue to small-scale coffee farmers in developing countries worldwide through conscientious U.S. consumers spending over $1 billion on Fair Trade Certified coffee,

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Since Fair Trade USA started certifying Fair Trade products in 1998, farmers and workers around the world have earned nearly $215 million more than they would have by selling through conventional channels, gaining more than $49 million in additional “social premium” funds. These community development funds go towards vital services such as health care and education, as well as environmental conservation projects.
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