American Alpine Club

American Alpine Club

Golden, CO 80401
Tax ID13-1611981

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About this organization






To support a united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes.


Community resources: The AAC supports the climbing community. The organization provides grants for climbers, helping members climb beyond their home area. Also, the AAC operates several campgrounds for climbers, including the Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch in Grand Teton National Park, WY., as well as campgrounds in New York, Texas, West Virginia, and New Hampshire. The AAC also supports members by providing up to 12,500 in rescue benefits. In addition, the AAC hosts local, national and international events to build community among climbers.

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

The filing reveals the mission of the non-profit as “To share and support our passion for climbing information, knowledge, & resources that benefit and inspire future generations, advocate for & lead climbing interests, promote conservation, & foster community & competency.”.

When detailing its functions, they were listed as: “To support a united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes.”.

  • According to the law, the state where the non-profit operates has been reported as PA.
  • The filing specifies that the non-profit's address in 2020 was 710 10TH STREET SUITE 100, GOLDEN, CO, 80401.
  • As of 2020, the non-profit's form shows they have a total of 46 employees.
  • Does not operate a hospital.
  • Does not operate a school.
  • Collects art.
  • Does not provide credit counseling.
  • Has foreign activities.
  • Is not a donor advised fund.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is -$736,285.
  • The CEO compensation scheme within the organization is based on a review and endorsement process by a neutral entity.
  • The organization elects its board members.
  • The organization has a written policy that describes how long it will retain documents.
  • The organization has 21 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1902.
  • The organization has a written policy that addresses conflicts of interest.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule B.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule J.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule O.
  • The organization engages in lobbying activities.
  • The organization pays $2,176,621 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $884,957 in fundraising expenses.
  • The organization provides Form 990 to its governing body.
  • The organization pays grants to individuals.
  • The organization has minutes of its meetings.
  • The organization has a written whistleblower policy.
  • The organization has fundraising events.
  • The organization's financial statements were reviewed by an accountant.

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