Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Appalachian Mountain Club

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

four stars

95.78

10 City Square Boston, MA 02129
tel: (617) 523-0655   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 95.78 four stars
  Financial 94.85 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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

94.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.49
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,683,478
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,624,184
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $543,998
Total Contributions $14,851,660
   Program Service Revenue $13,176,132
Total Primary Revenue $28,027,792
   Other Revenue $3,792,964
TOTAL REVENUE $31,820,756
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,310,647
   Administrative Expenses $2,382,758
   Fundraising Expenses $1,580,077
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,273,482
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,547,274
   
Net Assets $112,696,161

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$248,965 0.94% John Judge President, CEO

Mission

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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Appalachian Mountain Club (MA) 95.78 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Appalachian Mountain Club
10 City Square
Boston, MA 02129
tel: (617) 523-0655
fax: (617) 523-0722
EIN: 04-6001677

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Board Leadership

Rol Fessenden
Chair

CEO

John D. Judge
President and CEO