Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

American Alpine Club

Explore and Cultivate Mountain Craft

two stars

78.77

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

Board Leadership
Deanne Buck
President

CEO
Phil Powers
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.77 two stars
  Financial 70.81 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

70.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
65.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 24.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.68
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.12
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,248,055
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $276,564
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,524,619
   Program Service Revenue $2,111,043
Total Primary Revenue $3,635,662
   Other Revenue $159,856
TOTAL REVENUE $3,795,518
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,813,791
   Administrative Expenses $359,008
   Fundraising Expenses $950,332
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,123,131
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-327,613
   
Net Assets $7,751,648

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,349 3.74% Phil Powers CEO

Mission

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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Alpine Club (CO) 78.77 two stars
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East Coast Greenway (NC) 93.69 four stars
Green Mountain Club (VT) 89.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Deanne Buck
President

CEO

Phil Powers
Executive Director