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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

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three stars

82.35

7711 East Academy Blvd. Denver, CO 80230
tel: (303) 360-5360   Web Site
EIN: 84-0931491

Board Leadership
Charlie Johnson
Chairman

CEO
John L. Barry
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.35 three stars
  Financial 77.60 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is to educate and inspire people of all ages about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is a public museum that displays numerous aircraft and other air and space collections. The Museum's Primary exempt purpose is to enhance, preserve, and exhibit the heritage of military, civil, and commercial aviation and space-age involvement in the state of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region while educating and inspiring people of all ages about aviation and Space Endeavors in the past, Present, and Future. The Collection housed by the museum includes aircrafts from the earliest days of flight to the space age. An interactive education program challenges youth to explore the adventure of flight. Wings over the Rockies was designated as Colorado's Official Air and Space Museum by the Colorado State Legislature in 1996.

The mission of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is to educate and inspire people of all ages about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is a public museum that displays numerous aircraft and other air and space collections. The Museum's Primary exempt purpose is to enhance, preserve, and exhibit the heritage of military, civil, and commercial aviation and space-age involvement in the state of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region while educating and inspiring people of all ages about aviation and Space Endeavors in the past, Present, and Future. The Collection housed by the museum includes aircrafts from the earliest days of flight to the space age. An interactive education program challenges youth to explore the adventure of flight. Wings over the Rockies was designated as Colorado's Official Air and Space Museum by the Colorado State Legislature in 1996.

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Financial

two stars

77.60

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
58.6%
  Administrative Expenses 23.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.30
  Program Expenses Growth 11.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (CO) 82.35 three stars
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OR) 92.03 four stars
Science Museum Oklahoma (OK) 97.15 four stars
Living Arts & Science Center (KY) 89.38 three stars
Rochester Museum and Science Center (NY) 86.86 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,843,888
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $181,526
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $367,508
Total Contributions $3,392,922
   Program Service Revenue $1,482,637
Total Primary Revenue $4,875,559
   Other Revenue $275,603
TOTAL REVENUE $5,151,162
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,352,075
   Administrative Expenses $910,557
   Fundraising Expenses $526,297
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,788,929
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,362,233
   
Net Assets $15,091,828

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 $1,658,991 70.5%
Wings Aerospace Academy $587,839 25.0%
The RC $105,245 4.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 82.35 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 80.40 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 80.38 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 81.15 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 84.32 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 84.30 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 80.22 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 84-0931491
Name in IRS Master File WINGS OVER THE ROCKIES AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
NTEE Code A57
NTEE Classification Science and Technology Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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 April, 1989
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
$147,081 3.88% John L. Barry President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (CO) 82.35 three stars
McWane Science Center (AL) 88.11 three stars
Science Museum of Virginia Foundation (VA) 90.39 four stars
Science Central (IN) 88.22 three stars
Discovery Center of Springfield (MO) 85.38 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
7711 East Academy Blvd.
Denver, CO 80230
tel: (303) 360-5360
fax: (303) 360-5328
EIN: 84-0931491

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Board Leadership

Charlie Johnson
Chairman

CEO

John L. Barry
President & CEO

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