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American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Inc

Saving Lives Through Avalanche Education

aka AIARE   |   Vail, CO   |  www.avtraining.org
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American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Inc

EIN: 84-1469504


Mission

Saving Lives Through Avalanche Education.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Vickie Hormuth

Main address

PO Box 1538

Vail, CO 81658 USA

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EIN

84-1469504

Subject area info

Education services

Mass movements

Safety education

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

Recreational Avalanche Programs

Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain is a three-part program for individuals who enjoy winter recreation in the backcountry.

Over the course of this program, participants will learn
- How to prepare for backcountry travel with seasonal and daily routines
- How to use planning tools and checklists to facilitate communicating and making decisions as a group in order to reduce risk
- How to do a companion rescue
- Techniques to continue to improve their rescue skills after a course completion

The entire Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain program includes seven days of classroom, field, and self-paced online training. The curriculum is typically delivered in the following parts: Avalanche Rescue (1 day), the AIARE 1 (3 days), and the AIARE 2 (3 days).

Population(s) Served
Adults

As a leader in avalanche education, we are committed to our mission of “saving lives through avalanche education.” AIARE is proud to offer professional avalanche training designed to promote safety for all avalanche workers.

The Professional Avalanche Training Program consists of three courses that focus on essential skills required for individuals employed in ski areas, transportation and industry, guiding, and public forecasting centers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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How we listen

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Financials

American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 FY22 Audited Financial Statement 2016
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

41.68

Average of 20.45 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

7.9

Average of 3.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

14%

Average of 9% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$41,281 $35,119 $113,872 $309,769 $159,713
As % of expenses -6.4% 4.6% 17.7% 34.9% 14.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$41,281 $35,119 $113,872 $309,769 $159,713
As % of expenses -6.4% 4.6% 17.7% 34.9% 14.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $601,894 $808,061 $754,598 $1,403,683 $1,192,535
Total revenue, % change over prior year 9.6% 34.3% -6.6% 86.0% -15.0%
Program services revenue 71.6% 66.0% 65.7% 44.3% 51.8%
Membership dues 0.5% 6.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 17.0% 14.2% 22.0% 46.0% 36.2%
Other revenue 10.9% 13.4% 12.0% 9.3% 12.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $641,174 $763,548 $643,996 $887,865 $1,092,981
Total expenses, % change over prior year 19.7% 19.1% -15.7% 37.9% 23.1%
Personnel 62.4% 55.5% 60.2% 52.3% 59.2%
Professional fees 8.1% 22.7% 16.2% 14.2% 10.7%
Occupancy 0.3% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.1%
All other expenses 29.3% 21.4% 23.6% 33.5% 18.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $641,174 $763,548 $643,996 $887,865 $1,092,981
One month of savings $53,431 $63,629 $53,666 $73,989 $91,082
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $694,605 $827,177 $697,662 $961,854 $1,184,063

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.8 1.6 4.3 8.7 7.9
Months of cash and investments 0.8 1.6 4.3 8.7 7.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.1 1.4 3.8 7.0 7.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $41,314 $100,466 $230,237 $644,118 $718,698
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $435 $0 $14,045 $18,275 $6,497
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 5.2% 12.2% 13.5% 3.6% 2.3%
Unrestricted net assets $56,405 $91,524 $205,396 $515,165 $674,878
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $5,873 $127,522 $67,363
Total net assets $56,405 $91,524 $211,269 $642,687 $742,241

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Vickie Hormuth

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/15/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Jason Field

Dirk Tyler

Duncan Lee

Matthew Lipscomb

Colin Mitchell

David Wolf

Char Genevier Wyman

Chris Warner

Geoff Unger

Jeff Buhl

Jordan Lipp

Kim Miller

Linda Lawson

Tiffany Brainerd

Jacki Arevalo

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/15/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

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Disability