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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big City Mountaineers

Empowering youth from historically marginalized communities through experiential learning in the outdoors

four stars

97.17

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

Board Leadership
Paul Thompson
Board Chair

CEO
David Taus
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Big City Mountaineers breaks down barriers to outdoor access for youth who come from historically marginalized communities by providing a variety of nature-based experiences that are free of charge, fully outfitted, and professionally guided. In identifying the variety of barriers facing youth from marginalized communities, our programming enables them to better access the important benefits of time spent outdoors. By thoughtfully addressing these social, psychological, and material barriers, we create opportunities for youth to uncover their own sources of strength, resilience, confidence, serenity, and joy.

BCM's experiential outdoor education programs foster the transformative power of developing a personal connection with nature, and allow students to discover the strength, resilience, and adaptability they've always had inside them. BCM provides students with the tools and support to translate those skills and mindsets from the trail into the rest of their lives.

Big City Mountaineers breaks down barriers to outdoor access for youth who come from historically marginalized communities by providing a variety of nature-based experiences that are free of charge, fully outfitted, and professionally guided. In identifying the variety of barriers facing youth from marginalized communities, our programming enables them to better access the important benefits of time spent outdoors. By thoughtfully addressing these social, psychological, and material barriers, we create opportunities for youth to uncover their own sources of strength, resilience, confidence, serenity, and joy.

BCM's experiential outdoor education programs foster the transformative power of developing a personal connection with nature, and allow students to discover the strength, resilience, and adaptability they've always had inside them. BCM provides students with the tools and support to translate those skills and mindsets from the trail into the rest of their lives.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth 14.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
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) 97.17 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters A Community of Caring (MI) 87.10 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama (AL) 95.38 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Corridor (IA) 90.44 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County (NC) 95.86 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,022,087
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $223,819
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $32,334
Total Contributions $1,278,240
   Program Service Revenue $22,386
Total Primary Revenue $1,300,626
   Other Revenue $-211,602
TOTAL REVENUE $1,089,024
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $866,160
   Administrative Expenses $40,869
   Fundraising Expenses $107,733
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,014,762
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $74,262
   
Net Assets $1,232,599

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
Big City Mountaineers has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/23/2020 97.17 four stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 94.84 four stars
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
$89,939 8.86% Bryan Martin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big City Mountaineers (CO) 97.17 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Golden Spread Council (TX) 88.22 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine (ME) 91.92 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council (FL) 90.25 four stars
Publicolor (NY) 86.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Paul Thompson
Board Chair

CEO

David Taus
Executive Director

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