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Challenge Aspen

Making possibilities for people with disabilities

four stars

94.95

309 Snowmass Village Mall Snowmass Village, CO 81615
tel: (970) 923-0578   Web Site
EIN: 84-1315910

Board Leadership
Jack Kennedy
President

CEO
Houston Cowan
CEO, Co-Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.95 four stars
  Financial 98.64 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

98.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Challenge Aspen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Challenge Aspen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Challenge Aspen (CO) 94.95 four stars
Equest (TX) 86.27 three stars
The Asperger-Autism Network (MA) 85.11 three stars
Friendship Home, Massachusetts (MA) 88.95 three stars
Achievement Centers for Children (OH) 90.24 four stars

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Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting the lives by presenting meaningful recreational, educational and cultural experiences to individuals faced with cognitive and/or physical challenges. Through the years, seasonal camps and retreats have become a large outreach of Challenge Aspen. These unique and fun experiences include learn-to-ski camps, specialized programs for people living with autism, retreats for injured military servicemen and women which include their family members and children's art and music camps in the summertime. The aim of Challenge Aspen is to carefully orchestrate life changing adventures, giving participants the courage to learn something new, trust their own abilities and carry that ideal forward, reaching toward goals in other areas of their lives.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,198,639
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $920,898
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $18,000
Total Contributions $3,137,537
   Program Service Revenue $44,381
Total Primary Revenue $3,181,918
   Other Revenue $27,382
TOTAL REVENUE $3,209,300
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,408,362
   Administrative Expenses $228,586
   Fundraising Expenses $119,040
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,755,988
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $453,312
   
Net Assets $3,114,212

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
Challenge Aspen has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-05 11/01/2016 94.95 four stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 93.09 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 07/01/2015 92.88 four stars
2013-05 07/01/2014 83.41 three stars
2012-05 10/01/2013 78.20 two stars
2011-05 06/01/2013 71.00 two 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 84-1315910
Name in IRS Master File CHALLENGE ASPEN
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 December, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
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  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
  • May, 2012
  • May, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$238,050 8.63% Houston Cowan Chief Executive Officer

Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting the lives by presenting meaningful recreational, educational and cultural experiences to individuals faced with cognitive and/or physical challenges. Through the years, seasonal camps and retreats have become a large outreach of Challenge Aspen. These unique and fun experiences include learn-to-ski camps, specialized programs for people living with autism, retreats for injured military servicemen and women which include their family members and children's art and music camps in the summertime. The aim of Challenge Aspen is to carefully orchestrate life changing adventures, giving participants the courage to learn something new, trust their own abilities and carry that ideal forward, reaching toward goals in other areas of their lives.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Challenge Aspen (CO) 94.95 four stars
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project (CA) 87.22 three stars
Pujols Family Foundation (MO) 89.39 three stars
Adaptive Sports Center (CO) 94.69 four stars
Goodwill Industries of South Florida (FL) 89.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Challenge Aspen
309 Snowmass Village Mall
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
tel: (970) 923-0578
fax: (970) 923-7338
TTY: (970) 923-0578
EIN: 84-1315910

Mail donations to:
PO Box 6639
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

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Board Leadership

Jack Kennedy
President

CEO

Houston Cowan
CEO, Co-Founder

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