Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big City Mountaineers

Mentoring youth outdoors.

four stars

94.84

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 94.84 four stars
  Financial 93.91 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

four stars

93.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 19.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,073,507
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $225,309
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $22,142
Total Contributions $1,320,958
   Program Service Revenue $26,420
Total Primary Revenue $1,347,378
   Other Revenue $-228,722
TOTAL REVENUE $1,118,656
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $785,818
   Administrative Expenses $48,937
   Fundraising Expenses $84,257
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $919,012
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $199,644
   
Net Assets $1,132,652

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$89,519 9.74% Bryan Martin Executive Director

Mission

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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Big City Mountaineers (CO) 94.84 four stars
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Girls in the Game (IL) 87.11 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (AZ) 85.04 three 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