Recipients of Charles Hayden Foundation Grants
5 Joy Street
Boston, MA 02108
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is the nation’s oldest conservation and recreation organization. As a nonprofit organization with more than 100,000 members, advocates and supporters in the Northeast and beyond, AMC has a mission to promote the protection, enjoyment and stewardship of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. AMC is highly committed to youth education and reaches 60,000 children annually through programs operating in the Boston area, the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, New York City, and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in New Jersey. As part of its Vision 2020 strategic plan, AMC aims to “Get More Youth Outside” by reaching at least 200,000 young people directly each year by 2020 through hands-on outdoor education programs. AMC manages a system of eight mountain huts, two major visitor information centers (Pinkham Notch and the Highland Center in the White Mountain National Forest) and outdoor recreation destinations throughout New England. AMC’s staff and members sponsor numerous volunteer projects, public service programs, youth programs, environmental research and education endeavors and publications. Overall, approximately 16,000 volunteers contribute more than 500,000 hours to AMC’s education and conservation projects each year.