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Maine Maritime Museum

Celebrating Maine's maritime heritage and culture

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four stars

95.05

243 Washington Street Bath, ME 04530
tel: (207) 443-1316   Web Site
EIN: 01-0271477

Board Leadership
Kristin L. Fletcher
Chair

CEO
Amy Lent
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.05 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Maine Maritime Museum celebrates Maine's maritime heritage and culture in order to educate the community and a worldwide audience about the important role of Maine in regional and global maritime activities. The Museum accomplishes its stewardship through: discriminate collection, preservation and dissemination of historic materials and information, engaging educational programs, relevant and compelling exhibitions, and a unique historic shipyard, all connecting the past to contemporary and future issues.

Maine Maritime Museum celebrates Maine's maritime heritage and culture in order to educate the community and a worldwide audience about the important role of Maine in regional and global maritime activities. The Museum accomplishes its stewardship through: discriminate collection, preservation and dissemination of historic materials and information, engaging educational programs, relevant and compelling exhibitions, and a unique historic shipyard, all connecting the past to contemporary and future issues.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.96
  Program Expenses Growth 14.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Maine Maritime Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Maine Maritime Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Maine Maritime Museum (ME) 95.05 four stars
Dubuque County Historical Society (IA) 90.20 four stars
Museum of South Texas History (TX) 90.34 four stars
Historic New England (MA) 90.54 four stars
The Valentine Richmond History Center (VA) 87.28 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,605,701
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $228,593
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,834,294
   Program Service Revenue $865,473
Total Primary Revenue $4,699,767
   Other Revenue $526,023
TOTAL REVENUE $5,225,790
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,928,080
   Administrative Expenses $234,739
   Fundraising Expenses $280,422
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,443,241
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,782,549
   
Net Assets $15,320,952

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
Collections and Exhibits $1,524,954 52.1%
Education and Public Programs $1,123,745 38.4%
Museum Gift Shop $279,381 9.5%

Ratings History
Maine Maritime Museum has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 95.05 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 93.87 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 94.38 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.31 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 86.17 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.54 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 93.82 four 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 01-0271477
Name in IRS Master File MAINE MARITIME MUSEUM
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(61) Library
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, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,648 3.73% Amy Lent Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Maine Maritime Museum (ME) 95.05 four stars
California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CA) 93.91 four stars
Missouri History Museum (MO) 97.17 four stars
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (VA) 94.74 four stars
Detroit Historical Society (MI) 90.03 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530
tel: (207) 443-1316
EIN: 01-0271477

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Board Leadership

Kristin L. Fletcher
Chair

CEO

Amy Lent
Executive Director

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