Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Access Fund

  • Boulder, CO
  • accessfund.org

Mission Statement

The Access Fund is the national organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment.

Main Programs

  1. National Policy, Acquisitions & Special Programs

service areas

National

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ruling year

1996

chief executive for fy 2007

Mr. Brady Robinson

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Keywords

conservation, recreation access, land acquisitions

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EIN

94-3131165

Physical Address

207 Canyon Blvd. Suite 201

Boulder, CO 80302

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

In 2011 the Access Fund celebrated its 20th anniversary and we also made some important advances to increase local support. We launched the Access Fund- Jeep Conservation team where two expert trail specialists will travel the country to help maintain climbing areas. They will assess conservation needs, work with Local Climbing Organizations (LCOs) and land managers to address those needs, and provide training on planning and stewardship best practices to keep those areas healthy.
We also launched a joint membership program with LCOs, enabling them to spend more time conserving and improving access to local climbing resources and less time doing administrative and back-end tasks. In 2012 we opened our first regional office in Chattanooga, TN and one of our top goals for the year is to expand our joint membership program, making it easier for LCOs to focus on local issues and giving climbers the opportunity to support both local and national access work with one membership.

Programs

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Program 1

National Policy, Acquisitions & Special Programs

POLICY PROGRAM The Access Fund is the leading voice of the climbing community in the political and land management arenas. We are active on key issues, come which require a long-term commitment of resources to resolve, such as the fixed anchors in Wilderness issue, and participating in critical land management planning initiatives.
CLIMBING PRESERVATION GRANTS Each year the Access Fund directs membership dollars and corporate and community partner support into the Access Fund Grants Program. Climbing Preservation Grants are awarded for conservation projects, land acquisitions, scientific studies, local climber activism, and climber education around the country.
GRASSROOTS PROGRAM The overall mission of the grassroots support program is to: promote and support the growth and development of local climber activism to effectively resolve local access threats, through Local Climbing Organization's, Regional Coordinator's, and general activist's efforts.
ACCESS AND ACQUISITIONS PROGRAM Areas where we're working with local climbers, land management agencies and other organizations to improve, restore or preserve climbing opportunities.

Category

Budget

$305,963.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

service areas

National

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THE ACCESS FUND
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Brady Robinson

BIO

Brady received his BA in Philosophy from Macalester College and had a decade of nonprofit management experience prior to being hired as Executive Director in September of 2007. He was Operations Director for nearly 5 years with North Carolina Outward Bound. He also created and ran Outward Bound?s mountaineering and sea kayaking program in Patagonia.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Paul Fish

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