ATLANTA RAINBOW TROUT

aka Atlanta Rainbow Trout Aquatics Club   |   Atlanta, GA   |  http://www.atlantarainbowtrout.com/

Mission

FOSTERING AMATEUR SPORTS COMPETITION

Notes from the nonprofit

Atlanta's premiere gay-friendly Aquatics Club. Our club features certified USMS swimming, USAT triathlon, and USA Water Polo teams. Established in 1995, we have built a reputation for being one of the most respected sports organizations in Atlanta. Personal excellence, team spirit, and an emphasis on fun make being part of our club a refreshing and rewarding way to take part in the community.

Ruling year info

1999

President

Sean McGaha

Main address

541 Tenth Street 314

Atlanta, GA 30318 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

58-2235394

NTEE code info

Swimming, Water Recreation (N67)

Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C. (N60)

IRS filing requirement

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

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2010, 2009 and 2008.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Although acceptance of LGBT people has grown significantly over the past several decades, those achievements have not been universal and discrimination both overtly and covertly continues to exist. LGBT participation in athletics remains taboo in many areas and is often discouraged by bullying of those most vulnerable and is hidden by many other athletes for fear of unacceptance. We provide a healthy environment for sports and social activities for LGBTS athletes in Atlanta and encourage member participation in local, regional, national and international competition alongside all athletes as well as LGBT events. Many of our members find the expense of travel for competition beyond their means and therefore are unable to travel to compete.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA)

IGLA is the world’s foremost international organization solely devoted to developing and promoting gay and lesbian swimming, water polo, diving, and synchronized swimming.

Our mission is to promote participation in aquatic sports among lesbians and gay men and friends of our community, and to ensure maintenance of the highest standards for aquatic competitions and international standards for all Gay Games and IGLA Championships.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to promote amateur competition at the United States Masters Swimming (USMS), United States Water Polo (USWP), and International Gay & Lesbian Aquatic (IGLA) levels, to provide a healthy environment of sport and social activities for gays and lesbians in Atlanta as well as encourage our members to serve as positive role models for gay, lesbian and other athletes everywhere.

Our teams are members of United States Masters Swimming, the Georgia LMSC, USA Water Polo, and International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics. We host two USMS swim meets per year and one USA Water Polo sanctioned tournament open to all USMS swimmers and USA Water Polo players. Additionally, we hold recruitment events throughout the year including the Atlanta Pride Festival. We hold four swim practices and two water polo practices per week. Each year our swimmers, polo players, and triathletes participate in competitions throughout the country and internationally at the IGLA Championships.

Travel and entry fees to participate in competitions are paid individually by each athlete. Some members simply cannot afford to travel. Our members receive significant discounts to participate in our own events. We do provide a limited number of financial scholarships each year based on financial need, primarily for unemployed members who receive free team membership.

The Atlanta Rainbow Trout has been in existence for more than 20 years. It is one of the most respected LGBT organizations in the country and a standard in the Atlanta community. Although our membership has changed in both the number and mix of LGBTS members over the years, we remain a resource for the community and have grown in acceptance. Many straight identifying athletes join our team. We routinely practice with Georgia Tech swimmers, polo players and triathletes and some of them compete for us. We have taken athletes and teams all over the world to compete and will continue to do so in the future.

The need for a safe and accepting environment continues. In an era of bullying and where LGB youth are almost 5 times as likely to have attempted suicide compared to heterosexual youth and LGB youth who come from highly rejecting families are 8.4 times as likely to have attempted suicide as LGB peers who reported no or low levels of family rejection, clearly we can help.

Financials

ATLANTA RAINBOW TROUT

Sign In or Create Account to view assets data

lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

ATLANTA RAINBOW TROUT

Board of directors
as of 09/19/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sean McGaha