Nature for Justice

Nature For Justice mobilizes resources that communities need to restore their natural ecosystems, build climate resilience, and promote sustainable livelihoods.

Falls Church, VA   |
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Nature for Justice

EIN: 85-2234192


Our Mission is to mobilize funds and provide the necessary technical resources to leading, in-country organizations working with local, indigenous communities to achieve climate resiliency.

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Henry (Hank) Cauley

Main address

2235 Meridian St

Falls Church, VA 22046 USA

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Subject area info

Environmental justice

Climate change

Air quality

Water resources

Land resources

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Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

Economically disadvantaged people


NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We created N4J to respond to a fairness gap we observed in global carbon markets. Across many carbon projects, communities provide the land, put in the work, and shoulder significant risk. But, too often, they receive an inequitable share of the financial returns. At N4J, we create NbS projects that put communities firsteasing key barriers to entry for community-led projects and ensuring community partners always get their fair share of a projects rewards.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

US Farmer Inclusion

The Farmer Inclusion Program is N4J’s core U.S. initiative, currently active in North Carolina. Through this work, we work with Black, Indigenous, and other farmers of color, to increase access to financial and technical resources for climate resilience, climate mitigation, and regenerative agriculture. We support: 1. Knowledge sharing through facilitated peer-to-peer networks, and compensation of farmers, local subject-matter experts, and local partners. 2. For-us-by-us practice-based implementing networks that provide and share knowledge, technical resources, and contract-based funding opportunities for regenerative agriculture, climate resilience, and climate mitigation. 3. Amplifying Advocacy capacity by supporting farmers’ ability to speak collectively or on behalf of other farmers and address discriminatory practices that historically and currently exclude Black, Indigenous, and other farmers of color from accessing existing funding and support.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

Drawing on our deep networks with Indigenous communities across the country, we work to: 1. Convene key partnersincluding Indigenous communities, conservation/climate organizations, the private sector, and governmentto mobilize funding and action for Indigenous-led conservation, NbS, and carbon projects. This program also identifies and fosters Indigenous-led carbon projects and NbS that support the prosperity of Indigenous communities and advance global climate goals. Additionally, our work builds on and contributes to the available knowledge basketcreating new tools, research, and guidancefor Indigenous-led conservation, NbS, and carbon projects. Our program primarily accomplishes this work through a new Canada-wide program, the First 30x30 Initiative, where we mobilize early-stage finance for project incubation, engage in co-creation, provide ongoing technical assistance, and ensure fairness and social value in benefit-sharing

Population(s) Served

Across Africa, our team works to identify, co-create, and support high-integrity NbS projects that: 1. Safeguard rural livelihoods and unlock new, sustainable revenue streams through climate resilient agriculture and associated value chains; 2. Create thousands of green jobs in nature-based activities and enterprises; and 3. Restore natural capital across target landscapes, to improve water and food security, reduce flood and landslide risks, and conserve biodiversity.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Indigenous peoples
Low-income people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Nature for Justice
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 N4J Audited Financial Statement December 2022
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12.86 over 1 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8.1 over 1 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 1 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $372,744
As % of expenses 39.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $372,744
As % of expenses 39.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,535,148
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 71.8%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 28.2%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $941,454
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 0.0%
Professional fees 88.9%
Occupancy 0.0%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.5%
All other expenses 10.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $941,454
One month of savings $78,455
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,019,909

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022
Months of cash 8.1
Months of cash and investments 8.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.9
Balance sheet composition info 2022
Cash $635,962
Investments $0
Receivables $45,220
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 7.3%
Unrestricted net assets $386,964
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $244,781
Total net assets $631,745

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022
Material data errors No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Henry (Hank) Cauley

Hank works on large environmental and social issues that improve the livelihoods of people around the globe. His experience is predominantly around starting new ventures, turning around troubled organizations, and developing and implementing strategic plans. From starting a new country-wide tree-conservation organization in the refugee camps and towns in Somalia to a sustainable timber operation in Papua New Guinea to building Pew's program in Australia his focus has been on developing strong teams and finding ways to make significant impacts. His training in engineering and business and his experience as a management consultant for companies like GE and Corning have instilled in him with a drive to understand the economic underpinnings of any situation and to ensure the 'financials work' before time and resources are expended.

Number of employees

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
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Board chair

Kate Thompson

Jeff Rose

Debbie Cohen

Melissa Dann

Frank Hicks

Annie Schouw

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/18/2023

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/25/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.


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