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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big City Mountaineers

Mentoring youth outdoors.

three stars

87.09

710 10th Street Suite 120
Golden, CO 80401
tel: (303) 271-9200   Web Site
EIN: 65-0200163

Board Leadership
Paul Thompson
Board Chair

CEO
Bryan Martin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.09 three stars
  Financial 82.19 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Big City Mountaineers removes barriers to outdoor access for youth from disinvested communities. Our mission is to instill critical life skills in under-resourced youth through transformative wilderness mentoring experiences. Our experiential outdoor education programs allow students to discover the strength, resilience, and adaptability they've always had inside them, and provide students with tools to translate those skills into everyday life.

Practically, we work with community-based youth development organizations to augment their programming. We offer two programs at no cost to youth. The first is an overnight camp for youth ages 8-12. The second is a week-long, fully-outfitted, and professionally led wilderness backcountry experience for youth ages 13-18. Additionally, we provide alumni with scholarships to other experiential outdoor education opportunities from the Alzar School, NOLS, and the Colorado Outward Bound School.

Big City Mountaineers removes barriers to outdoor access for youth from disinvested communities. Our mission is to instill critical life skills in under-resourced youth through transformative wilderness mentoring experiences. Our experiential outdoor education programs allow students to discover the strength, resilience, and adaptability they've always had inside them, and provide students with tools to translate those skills into everyday life.

Practically, we work with community-based youth development organizations to augment their programming. We offer two programs at no cost to youth. The first is an overnight camp for youth ages 8-12. The second is a week-long, fully-outfitted, and professionally led wilderness backcountry experience for youth ages 13-18. Additionally, we provide alumni with scholarships to other experiential outdoor education opportunities from the Alzar School, NOLS, and the Colorado Outward Bound School.

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Financial

three stars

82.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.99
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big City Mountaineers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big City Mountaineers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big City Mountaineers (CO) 87.09 three stars
Kentucky 4-H Foundation (KY) 88.38 three stars
Urban Impact (PA) 87.50 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (MO) 85.94 three stars
Our Piece of the Pie (CT) 88.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $895,415
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $341,154
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,236,569
   Program Service Revenue $25,388
Total Primary Revenue $1,261,957
   Other Revenue $-135,049
TOTAL REVENUE $1,126,908
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $881,389
   Administrative Expenses $61,826
   Fundraising Expenses $93,557
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,036,772
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $90,136
   
Net Assets $943,254

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 87.09 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 82.93 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 83.35 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.61 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 84.84 three stars

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

EIN 65-0200163
Name in IRS Master File BIG CITY MOUNTAINEERS INC
NTEE Code N50
NTEE Classification Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (318) Other recreational activities
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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 October, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,163 8.40% Bryan Martin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big City Mountaineers (CO) 87.09 three stars
Urban Impact (PA) 87.50 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas (NC) 87.01 three stars
Kare Youth League (CA) 86.10 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (IN) 91.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big City Mountaineers
710 10th Street
Suite 120
Golden, CO 80401
tel: (303) 271-9200
EIN: 65-0200163

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Board Leadership

Paul Thompson
Board Chair

CEO

Bryan Martin
Executive Director

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