EIN 20-3275291

Venture Outdoors

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Connecting people to the Outdoors by encouraging everyone to participate in outdoor recreational activities, Venture Outdoors promotes the pittsburgh region's unique natural amenities, highlights its excellent quality of life, fosters a greater apprec...
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Program areas at Venture Outdoors

Kayak pittsburgh operated two rental concessions on pittsburgh area waterways, at downtown's north shore and north park. Over 11,800 people rented kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, and pedal boats to enjoy our local waterways.
Public outings were conducted with over 130 events and 1,427 participants, helping participants experience how being Outdoors helps gain confidence while having fun in the Outdoors programs included hiking, biking, urban walks, backpacking, paddling, snowshoeing, fishing, and geocaching.
Venture Outdoors provided 441 custom programs to over 4,708 participants including schools, universities, summer programs, seniors, scouts, and adaptive recreation users programs including hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, geocaching, snowshoeing, horseback riding and environmental education.

Who funds Venture Outdoors

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
McCune FoundationGeneral Support$225,000
Richard King Mellon FoundationToward Two-Year Support of Programs and A One-Time Capital Project$200,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$11,750
...and 5 more grants received

Personnel at Venture Outdoors

Valerie BeichnerPresident and Chief Executive Officer$78,750
Ian BrownInterim Executive Director$20,267
Joey Linn UlrichExecutive Director$33,725
Ebony MontgomeryDirector of Development and Communications
Samone RiddleMarketing Manager
...and 15 more key personnel

Financials for Venture Outdoors

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$859,820
Program services$248,956
Investment income and dividends$101
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-1,234
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,814
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$1,109,457

Form 990s for Venture Outdoors

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-09-27990View PDF
2019-122021-02-22990View PDF
2018-122019-10-30990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-10-10990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 15, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $225,000 from McCune Foundation
May 22, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from Richard King Mellon Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
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General information
33 Terminal Way A No 537
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Metro area
Pittsburgh, PA
Website URL
(412) 255-0564
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C60: Environmental Education
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
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