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AOPA Foundation

Ensuring the future of general aviation.

four stars

94.32

421 Aviation Way Frederick, MD 21701
tel: (800) 872-2672   Web Site
EIN: 20-8817225

Board Leadership
William C. Trimble, III
Chair

CEO
Mike Tompos
Vice President, Philanthropy

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.32 four stars
  Financial 93.05 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The AOPA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AOPA. Your contributions fund programs that membership dues don't cover, including the AOPA Air Safety Institute and You Can Fly program. Our goal is to fund opportunities of growth for every AOPA member and the entire general aviation community. The AOPA Foundation works to improve aviation safety, preserve and improve community airports, and encourages learning to fly for career and personal benefit – all in the interest of ensuring the future of general aviation in America.

The AOPA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AOPA. Your contributions fund programs that membership dues don't cover, including the AOPA Air Safety Institute and You Can Fly program. Our goal is to fund opportunities of growth for every AOPA member and the entire general aviation community. The AOPA Foundation works to improve aviation safety, preserve and improve community airports, and encourages learning to fly for career and personal benefit – all in the interest of ensuring the future of general aviation in America.

Financial

four stars

93.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.67
  Program Expenses Growth 17.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AOPA Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AOPA Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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AOPA Foundation (MD) 94.32 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,762,411
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $380,000
   Government Grants $12,316
Total Contributions $6,154,727
   Program Service Revenue $1,404,921
Total Primary Revenue $7,559,648
   Other Revenue $1,241,702
TOTAL REVENUE $8,801,350
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $5,674,530
   Administrative Expenses $803,561
   Fundraising Expenses $2,490,487
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,968,578
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-167,228
   
Net Assets $33,317,901

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2017 94.32 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 20-8817225
Name in IRS Master File AOPA FOUNDATION
NTEE Code M40
NTEE Classification Safety Education
NTEE Type Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 July, 2007
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$284,666 3.17% James Minow Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

AOPA Foundation
421 Aviation Way
Frederick, MD 21701
tel: (800) 872-2672
fax: (301) 695-2343
EIN: 20-8817225

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Board Leadership

William C. Trimble, III
Chair

CEO

Mike Tompos
Vice President, Philanthropy

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