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The Mountaineers

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

The Mountaineers is a environmental education program based in Seattle, WA that was founded in 2011. As of 2018 they had $5.7 million in revenue and $14 million in assets.

The Mountaineers is a nonprofit outdoor community of 13,000+ active members in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1906, they've been getting people of all ages outside safely and responsibly for over 100 years.

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Program areas at The Mountaineers

Volunteer led & youth education: over 2,600 volunteers organize 3,200 educational programs and trips related to outdoor activities. Programs focus on providing outdoor education and conservation experiences. The programs are designed to connect individuals with the outdoors, teach safe and responsible recreation skills and outdoor ethics which promote conservation and low impact techniques. Mountaineers offers approximately 5,500 outdoor youth experiences through 3 programs: summer camp, a year round adventuring programs and mountain workshops (a youth outreach program for disadvantaged youth). We also offer need based pricing to over 50% of the participants in our youth outreach. These programs teach youth self-reliance, self-confidence, promote a healthy active outdoor lifestyle and give them lifelong outdoor skills.

Conservation: conservation activities related to preservation of natural beauty of the northwest wilderness and beyond through protective legislation or education including focusing on how to minimize impact when recreating outdoors. We offer stewardship activities such as trail work and citizen scientist programs to monitor invasive species. We educate our members on issues of critical importance to conservation and recreation through our magazine and currents e-newsletter (approximately 31,000 subscribers). We advocate for responsible land management, funding of public lands, preservation of wild places and responsible recreation access. Our conservation work connected our community with the landscapes in which they play, creating more advocates, educating more responsible recreationists, and inspiring more than 5,000 stewardship hours.

Publishing: mountaineers books, including its skipstone and braided river imprints, is a leading publisher of outdoor recreation, sustainability, and conservation titles. Books support the environmental and educational goals of the organization by providing expert information on human-powered activity, sustainable practices at home and on the trail, and preservation of wild places. We promote mountain culture through history, biography, and adventure narrative. Skipstone titles encourage backyard activism and community benefit. Braided river titles inspire citizen action to preserve biodiversity in western north america. We distribute more than 300,000 books and produce approximately 30 new titles annually; our catalog offers approximately 600 active titles, print and ebook. All are supported through book sales and philanthropy.

Form 990s for The Mountaineers

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-09Oct 11, 2019990View PDF
2017-09Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Oct 7, 2017990View PDF
2015-09Jul 22, 2016990View PDF
2014-09Jul 6, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for The Mountaineers

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,405,842
Program services$1,863,039
Investment income and dividends$117,133
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$40,795
Net rental income$23,887
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,000
Net income from fundraising events$-57,187
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,258,372
Miscellaneous revenues$49,120
Total revenues$5,702,001

Vendors for The Mountaineers

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-03-16
██████████CRM software2020-03-16
██████████Fundraising software2020-03-03
█████ █████ ██Tax accounting2019-08-07
████████Website Development$113,3522015-09-01

Personnel at The Mountaineers

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Tom VoglChief Executive Officer$137,692Oct. 11, 2019
Arthur FreemanChief Financial Officer Books$55,643Sept. 30, 2018
███████ █████Director of Operations$89,935Sept. 30, 2018
███ ███████Past Chief Financial Officer$53,603Sept. 30, 2017
██████ ████Past Chief Executive Officer$153,474Sept. 30, 2018
█████ ████████President$0Aug. 8, 2019
█████ ██████Vice President Outdoor Centers$0Aug. 8, 2019
███████ █████Secretary$0Aug. 8, 2019
████ ██████████Vice President Branches$0Aug. 8, 2019
█████ ████████Executive Producer$115,086Sept. 30, 2018
...and 11 more key personnel

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