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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Appalachian Mountain Club

Promoting the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the Northeast outdoors.

four stars

95.85

10 City Square Boston, MA 02129
tel: (617) 523-0636   Web Site
EIN: 04-6001677

Board Leadership
Rol Fessenden
Chair

CEO
John D. Judge
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.85 four stars
  Financial 94.97 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Northeast region. We believe these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, and appreciate the natural world. Our 16,000 volunteers, 500 full time and seasonal staff, and 200,000 constituents are central to our mission. Our staff offers outdoor experiences and programs through our Northeast and Mid-Atlantic lodging destinations; our 12 volunteer-led chapters located from Maine to Washington, D.C. offer local outdoor activities and skills workshops. Staff and volunteers maintain over 1,800 miles of trails, support our conservation policy and research efforts, and get rural, urban and at-risk youth outdoors.

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Northeast region. We believe these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, and appreciate the natural world. Our 16,000 volunteers, 500 full time and seasonal staff, and 200,000 constituents are central to our mission. Our staff offers outdoor experiences and programs through our Northeast and Mid-Atlantic lodging destinations; our 12 volunteer-led chapters located from Maine to Washington, D.C. offer local outdoor activities and skills workshops. Staff and volunteers maintain over 1,800 miles of trails, support our conservation policy and research efforts, and get rural, urban and at-risk youth outdoors.

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Financial

four stars

94.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.80
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Appalachian Mountain Club on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Appalachian Mountain Club on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Appalachian Mountain Club (MA) 95.85 four stars
Blue Ridge Conservancy (NC) 86.56 three stars
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 91.63 four stars
Island Press (DC) 87.05 three stars
Grand Canyon Trust (AZ) 92.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,114,534
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,592,162
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $540,194
Total Contributions $15,246,890
   Program Service Revenue $14,464,412
Total Primary Revenue $29,711,302
   Other Revenue $16,530,737
TOTAL REVENUE $46,242,039
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,637,711
   Administrative Expenses $2,600,410
   Fundraising Expenses $1,746,314
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,984,435
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $16,257,604
   
Net Assets $131,977,224

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Outdoor Program Centers $12,759,426 49.8%
Membership $2,551,195 10.0%
Conservation Research and Policy $1,650,445 6.4%

Ratings History
Appalachian Mountain Club has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 95.85 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 95.78 four stars
2014-12 04/01/2017 97.14 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.58 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 09/01/2015 92.19 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.97 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 91.07 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 87.16 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 82.79 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.56 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 75.91 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 88.29 three stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 82.32 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 93.07 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 84.44 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 96.68 four stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 85.71 three stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 91.44 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 92.06 four 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 04-6001677
Name in IRS Master File APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 August, 1934
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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
$261,834 0.87% John Judge President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Appalachian Mountain Club (MA) 95.85 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Appalachian Mountain Club
10 City Square
Boston, MA 02129
tel: (617) 523-0636
fax: (617) 523-0722
EIN: 04-6001677

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Board Leadership

Rol Fessenden
Chair

CEO

John D. Judge
President and CEO

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