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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

American Hiking Society

Empowering all to enjoy, share, and preserve the hiking experience.

85.75

8403 Colesville Road Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
tel: (800) 972-8608   Web Site
EIN: 51-0211993

Board Leadership
Sarah Baker Morgan
Chair

CEO
Kathryn Van Waes
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.75
  Financial 82.51
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We envision a world where everyone feels welcome in the American hiking community and has permanent access to meaningful hiking, including urban, frontcountry, and backcountry opportunities. We will achieve this vision by empowering all communities to enjoy, share, and preserve the hiking experience; advocating for the protection and expansion of hiking spaces; fostering trail stewardship; and collaborating with partners whose strengths are complementary.

We envision a world where everyone feels welcome in the American hiking community and has permanent access to meaningful hiking, including urban, frontcountry, and backcountry opportunities. We will achieve this vision by empowering all communities to enjoy, share, and preserve the hiking experience; advocating for the protection and expansion of hiking spaces; fostering trail stewardship; and collaborating with partners whose strengths are complementary.

Financial

82.51

Accountability & Transparency

90.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Hiking Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Hiking Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Hiking Society (MD) 85.75
Washington Trails Association (WA) 92.63
Access Fund (CO) 85.64
East Coast Greenway (NC) 94.07
Wild Montana (MT) 94.72

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $825,244
   Federated Campaigns $4,797
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $89,500
Total Contributions $919,541
   Program Service Revenue $311,986
Total Primary Revenue $1,231,527
   Other Revenue $1,074
TOTAL REVENUE $1,232,601
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $846,499
   Administrative Expenses $78,356
   Fundraising Expenses $102,307
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,027,162
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $205,439
   
Net Assets $475,638

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Member Services $171,076 20.2%
Volunteer Vacations $143,738 17.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 85.75
2018-12 05/01/2020 82.95
2017-12 06/01/2019 87.21
2016-12 05/01/2018 77.15
2015-12 03/03/2017 76.65
2014-12 10/01/2016 79.63
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.63
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.33
2013-12 05/01/2015 82.12
2012-12 12/01/2013 79.41
2011-12 02/01/2013 75.57
2010-12 03/01/2012 71.09
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.03
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 72.84
2008-12 07/01/2010 88.47
2007-12 04/01/2009 90.96
2006-06 05/01/2007 91.38

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 51-0211993
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN HIKING SOCIETY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
(298) Training in sports
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,200 10.92% Kathryn Van Waes Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Hiking Society (MD) 85.75
Adirondack Mountain Club (NY) 86.18
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (WA) 93.17
East Coast Greenway (NC) 94.07
Appalachian Mountain Club (MA) 90.62

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Charity Contact Info

American Hiking Society
8403 Colesville Road
Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
tel: (800) 972-8608
EIN: 51-0211993

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Board Leadership

Sarah Baker Morgan
Chair

CEO

Kathryn Van Waes
Executive Director

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