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USS Constitution Museum

The memory and educational voice of "Old Ironsides."

four stars

91.47

Charlestown Navy Yard Building 22
Charlestown, MA 02129
tel: (617) 426-1812   Web Site
EIN: 04-2505888

Board Leadership
Paul E. George
Chairman

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.47 four stars
  Financial 93.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of "Old Ironsides." Founded in 1972, the private, non-profit USS Constitution Museum interprets the active duty US Navy vessel USS CONSTITUTION. Hands-on exhibits, online experiences, and amazing artifacts bring to life the stories of "Old Ironsides'' for more than 400,000 visitors each year. Visitors explore how ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances achieved remarkable success and how this undefeated wooden warship has become a national symbol. Extensive teacher resources and educational programs make history relevant for today's students. An admission by donation policy ensures all visitors access to this icon of the American experience. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the USS Constitution Museum is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate.

The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of "Old Ironsides." Founded in 1972, the private, non-profit USS Constitution Museum interprets the active duty US Navy vessel USS CONSTITUTION. Hands-on exhibits, online experiences, and amazing artifacts bring to life the stories of "Old Ironsides'' for more than 400,000 visitors each year. Visitors explore how ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances achieved remarkable success and how this undefeated wooden warship has become a national symbol. Extensive teacher resources and educational programs make history relevant for today's students. An admission by donation policy ensures all visitors access to this icon of the American experience. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the USS Constitution Museum is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate.

Financial

four stars

93.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by USS Constitution Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by USS Constitution Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
USS Constitution Museum (MA) 91.47 four stars
Peabody Essex Museum (MA) 87.30 three stars
Admiral Nimitz Foundation (TX) 92.87 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $927,862
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $53,397
   Fundraising Events $258,027
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $289,975
Total Contributions $1,529,261
   Program Service Revenue $597,718
Total Primary Revenue $2,126,979
   Other Revenue $376,634
TOTAL REVENUE $2,503,613
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,032,690
   Administrative Expenses $308,878
   Fundraising Expenses $135,365
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,476,933
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $26,680
   
Net Assets $8,264,502

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Education/Visitation $1,156,401 56.9%
Collections $490,453 24.1%
Exhibits $385,836 19.0%

Ratings History
USS Constitution Museum has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-03 11/01/2017 91.47 four stars
2015-03 11/01/2016 90.55 four stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 90.59 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 10/01/2015 91.18 four stars
2013-03 08/01/2014 92.30 four stars
2012-03 11/06/2012 91.12 four stars
2011-03 04/01/2012 86.36 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 80.63 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 12/01/2010 76.40 two stars
2009-03 11/24/2010 67.44 one star
2007-03 12/15/2007 77.04 two stars
2006-03 02/01/2007 83.84 three stars
2005-03 07/01/2006 70.60 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 04-2505888
Name in IRS Master File USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,036 5.65% Anne Grimes Rand President

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Charity Contact Info

USS Constitution Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard
Building 22
Charlestown, MA 02129
tel: (617) 426-1812
fax: (617) 242-0496
EIN: 04-2505888

Mail donations to:
PO Box 291812
Boston, MA 02129

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Board Leadership

Paul E. George
Chairman

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