Separate but connected
AA Grapevine is incorporated as one of the two independent arms of A.A.’s General Service Board, with its own corporate board, staff, and financial operation separate from that of the General Service Office. Grapevine staff, directors, and trustees are voting members of the General Service Conference, and there is a Conference
Committee on Grapevine and La Viña. A volunteer Editorial Advisory Board is also an important part of Grapevine and La Viña. Its members, A.A.s with expertise in publishing, communications, digital media and graphic arts, act in an advisory capacity to the staff.
From its beginning, in June of 1944, Grapevine’s history has run parallel to that of A.A. as a whole, and many of the critical events in the evolution of the Fellowship have been chronicled in the pages of Grapevine. The Twelve Traditions were first presented to the Fellowship by Bill W. in an April 1946 article entitled “Twelve Suggested Points for A.A. Tradition.” The A.A. Preamble was written by one of Grapevine’s first editors, based on the Foreword to the book Alcoholics Anonymous, and was published in the June 1947 Grapevine.
Grapevine on YouTube
The Grapevine has a YouTube channel where visitors can listen to submitted stories from A.A. members.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can our group make financial contributions to AA Grapevine?
How can I obtain a tax ID number for my group?
Please see the A.A. Finance Guidelines (publication MG-15) section entitled "Bank Accounts & Tax ID numbers" (page 3). This publication is available at no cost on our website.