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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Access Fund

Keeping climbing areas open and conserving the climbing environment

three stars

88.76

4750 Walnut St Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301
tel: (303) 545-6772   Web Site
EIN: 94-3131165

Board Leadership
Jonah Harrison
President

CEO
Chris Winter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.76 three stars
  Financial 86.27 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Access Fund is a national advocacy organization whose mission keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. A 501(c)(3) non-profit and accredited land trust representing millions of climbers nationwide in all forms of climbing-rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and bouldering-the Access Fund is the largest US climbing advocacy organization with over 13,000 members and 100 local affiliates. The Access Fund provides climbing management expertise, stewardship, project specific funding, and educational outreach.

The Access Fund is a national advocacy organization whose mission keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. A 501(c)(3) non-profit and accredited land trust representing millions of climbers nationwide in all forms of climbing-rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and bouldering-the Access Fund is the largest US climbing advocacy organization with over 13,000 members and 100 local affiliates. The Access Fund provides climbing management expertise, stewardship, project specific funding, and educational outreach.

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Financial

three stars

86.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
72.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Access Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Access Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Access Fund (CO) 88.76 three stars
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (WA) 98.23 four stars
Pacific Crest Trail Association (CA) 85.87 three stars
PATH Foundation (GA) 91.16 four stars
Green Mountain Club (VT) 87.16 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,978,269
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $730,752
   Fundraising Events $254,123
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,963,144
   Program Service Revenue $344,186
Total Primary Revenue $3,307,330
   Other Revenue $37,579
TOTAL REVENUE $3,344,909
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,012,498
   Administrative Expenses $300,688
   Fundraising Expenses $581,626
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,894,812
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $450,097
   
Net Assets $2,920,610

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
Stewardship and Conservation Projects $1,074,825 53.4%
Climbing Management Policy $528,721 26.3%
Education $207,554 10.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 88.76 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 87.80 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 89.74 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.91 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.93 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 89.92 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.49 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 93.83 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 89.79 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.70 three stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 85.67 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.49 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 79.40 two stars
2008-12 10/01/2009 66.54 one star
2006-12 07/01/2008 78.56 two stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 90.84 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 85.44 three 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 94-3131165
Name in IRS Master File THE ACCESS FUND
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
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 July, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$76,356 2.63% Zachary Lesch-Huie Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$65,490 2.26% Bradon W. Robinson Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Access Fund (CO) 88.76 three stars
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (WA) 98.23 four stars
Pacific Crest Trail Association (CA) 85.87 three stars
East Coast Greenway (NC) 93.69 four stars
PATH Foundation (GA) 91.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Access Fund
4750 Walnut St
Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301
tel: (303) 545-6772
EIN: 94-3131165

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 17010
Boulder, CO 80308

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Board Leadership

Jonah Harrison
President

CEO

Chris Winter
Executive Director

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