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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Always Up to Something

82.60

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 82.60
  Financial 78.00
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

78.00

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
59.9%
  Administrative Expenses 25.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.34
  Program Expenses Growth 16.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.8%
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) 82.60
Orlando Science Center (FL) 90.81
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (IL) 91.82
McWane Science Center (AL) 89.36
COSI Center of Science and Industry (OH) 86.66

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,952,988
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $72,480
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $478,877
Total Contributions $3,504,345
   Program Service Revenue $1,841,828
Total Primary Revenue $5,346,173
   Other Revenue $583,277
TOTAL REVENUE $5,929,450
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,306,698
   Administrative Expenses $1,497,780
   Fundraising Expenses $789,310
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,593,788
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $335,662
   
Net Assets $15,249,327

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 $2,722,039 82.3%
Wings Aerospace Pathways $243,725 7.4%
Teacher Flight Program $129,456 3.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 82.60
2018-12 06/01/2020 80.73
2017-12 02/01/2019 82.35
2016-12 03/01/2018 80.40
2015-12 06/01/2017 80.38
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.51
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 81.15
2013-12 06/01/2015 84.32
2012-12 11/01/2013 84.30
2011-12 09/01/2013 80.22

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
$212,749 3.80% John L. Barry President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (CO) 82.60
Museum of Science (MA) 89.99
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (IL) 91.82
Mid-America Science Museum (AR) 92.95
The Bakken Museum (MN) 92.34

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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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