Alta California Leather Corps (ACLC) (formerly Alameda County Leather Corps) is a a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Northern California. The club is composed mostly of residents of Northern California, with many members residing in the Bay Area and Sacramento regions.
Our purpose is to promote educational and charitable activities through social interaction among people with an interest in leather, Levi’s, uniforms, and latex.
Originally loosely organized as a part of the Imperial Star Empire of Alameda County, the first Mr. Alameda County Leather contest was staged in 1992. ACLC in its current incarnation was formally organized in 1993, and our 501(c)(3) status was granted in 1999. In 2019, ACLC expanded our focus from Alameda County to all of Northern California.
Our primary mission is to provide education, fund-raising and fellowship.
Our By-Laws (see below) state: The purpose for which this corporation is organized is to promote educational and charitable activities through social interaction among people with an interest in leather, Levi’s and uniforms.
From 1993 to 2015, ACLC has given $300,000 to charities serving Alameda County, including, among others: AIDS Emergency Fund, We Care Bay Area, AIDS Project of the East Bay, Center for AIDS Services, Children’s Hospital of Oakland, Shelter Against Violent Environments, Lambda Youth Group, Tri-Valley Health Services, Inter-Club Fund, Project Sunburst, In Memory Fund, Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, BAYC/Our Space, Operation Dignity, Alexander Hamilton Post 448, CARAS, Lavender Seniors, and many more.
Our goal: Locate and assist small service providers and agencies not receiving large government or corporate grants. We assist those most in need.
Note: ACLC identifies each version of By-Laws using a color scheme (e.g., “salmon”).