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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

AACA Museum

A world class automotive experience

four stars

92.93

161 Museum Drive Hershey, PA 17033
tel: (717) 566-7100   Web Site
EIN: 25-1716419

Board Leadership
Richard P. Sills
President

CEO
Jeff Bliemeister
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.93 four stars
  Financial 94.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The AACA Museum is dedicated to the Celebration, Preservation, Education, and Display of the American Motor Vehicle history that provides value for our members, hobbyists, and the public. AACA Museum is professionally staffed, collecting institution presenting semi-permanent and temporary exhibitions. Exhibitions are supported by educational programs for school and community audiences. It sponsors workshops and other activities designed to raise public awareness and appreciation of the role that the automobile has played in shaping 20th century America.

The AACA Museum is dedicated to the Celebration, Preservation, Education, and Display of the American Motor Vehicle history that provides value for our members, hobbyists, and the public. AACA Museum is professionally staffed, collecting institution presenting semi-permanent and temporary exhibitions. Exhibitions are supported by educational programs for school and community audiences. It sponsors workshops and other activities designed to raise public awareness and appreciation of the role that the automobile has played in shaping 20th century America.

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Financial

four stars

94.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.42
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AACA Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AACA Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AACA Museum (PA) 92.93 four stars
Northern Clay Center (MN) 91.32 four stars
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass (WI) 89.48 three stars
Racine Art Museum (WI) 86.75 three stars
Peabody Essex Museum (MA) 87.61 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $974,509
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $72,705
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $22,014
Total Contributions $1,069,228
   Program Service Revenue $606,200
Total Primary Revenue $1,675,428
   Other Revenue $358,340
TOTAL REVENUE $2,033,768
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,599,646
   Administrative Expenses $169,631
   Fundraising Expenses $85,144
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,854,421
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $179,347
   
Net Assets $15,788,915

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
Museum Operations $1,582,409 98.9%
Membership Program $13,611 0.9%
Educational Program $3,626 0.2%

Ratings History
AACA Museum has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 92.93 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 91.07 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 89.60 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 90.37 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 90.50 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.62 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 84.56 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 86.05 three stars
2010-12 11/06/2012 82.72 three 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 25-1716419
Name in IRS Master File AACA 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 May, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$102,847 5.54% Jeffrey Bliemeister Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AACA Museum (PA) 92.93 four stars
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum (MD) 85.88 three stars
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass (WI) 89.48 three stars
National Constitution Center (PA) 85.22 three stars
Northern Clay Center (MN) 91.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

AACA Museum
161 Museum Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
tel: (717) 566-7100
fax: (717) 566-7300
EIN: 25-1716419

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Board Leadership

Richard P. Sills
President

CEO

Jeff Bliemeister
Executive Director

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