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American Alpine Club

Explore and Cultivate Mountain Craft

three stars

81.09

710 10th Street Suite 100
Golden, CO 80401
tel: (303) 384-0110   Web Site
EIN: 13-1611981

Board Leadership
Matt Culberson
President

CEO
Phil Powers
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.09 three stars
  Financial 73.56 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Alpine Club provides knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community. The AAC advocates for American climbers domestically and around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events; publishes two climbing annuals; cares for the world's leading climbing library and country's leading mountaineering museum; manages the Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch and Hueco Rock Ranch as part of a larger lodging network for climbers; and annually gives about $100,000 toward climbing, conservation, and research grants to adventurers who travel the world.

The American Alpine Club provides knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community. The AAC advocates for American climbers domestically and around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events; publishes two climbing annuals; cares for the world's leading climbing library and country's leading mountaineering museum; manages the Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch and Hueco Rock Ranch as part of a larger lodging network for climbers; and annually gives about $100,000 toward climbing, conservation, and research grants to adventurers who travel the world.

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Financial

two stars

73.56

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
71.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.44
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.40
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Alpine Club on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Alpine Club on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Alpine Club (CO) 81.09 three stars
Hidden Villa (CA) 97.13 four stars
Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (MI) 89.23 three stars
The Park People (CO) 86.10 three stars
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NJ) 99.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $759,117
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $117,970
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $877,087
   Program Service Revenue $1,577,578
Total Primary Revenue $2,454,665
   Other Revenue $356,455
TOTAL REVENUE $2,811,120
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,210,745
   Administrative Expenses $163,914
   Fundraising Expenses $894,618
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,269,277
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-458,157
   
Net Assets $7,791,473

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
2016-09 02/01/2018 81.09 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 90.16 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 84.58 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 87.36 three stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 86.46 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 84.96 three stars
2011-09 05/01/2013 78.23 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 13-1611981
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN ALPINE CLUB
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 February, 1960
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$159,675 4.88% Phil Powers Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Alpine Club (CO) 81.09 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

American Alpine Club
710 10th Street
Suite 100
Golden, CO 80401
tel: (303) 384-0110
fax: (303) 384-0111
EIN: 13-1611981

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Board Leadership

Matt Culberson
President

CEO

Phil Powers
Executive Director

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