Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

USS Constitution Museum

The memory and educational voice of "Old Ironsides."

four stars

91.99

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 91.99 four stars
  Financial 94.69 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

94.69

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.68
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $841,440
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $55,900
   Fundraising Events $308,794
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $434,923
Total Contributions $1,641,057
   Program Service Revenue $656,963
Total Primary Revenue $2,298,020
   Other Revenue $669,840
TOTAL REVENUE $2,967,860
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,311,646
   Administrative Expenses $390,174
   Fundraising Expenses $129,330
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,831,150
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $136,710
   
Net Assets $9,686,085

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$147,891 5.22% Anne Grimes Rand President, CEO

Mission

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.

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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