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National WASP WWII Museum

Preserving the legacy of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII and inspiring generations about aviation.

one star

68.81

210 Avenger Field Road Sweetwater, TX 79556
tel: (325) 235-0099   Web Site
EIN: 56-2326843

Board Leadership
Peter Fox
Chairperson

CEO
Lisa Taylor
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 68.81 one star
  Financial 68.63 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 69.00 one star
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our Mission: To educate and inspire all generations with the story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots - the first women to fly America's military aircraft - women who forever changed the role of women in aviation.

Adjacent to a Texas Historical Commission Landmark, National WASP WWII Museum at Avenger Field was incorporated by the State of Texas in 2003 and held its grand opening in 2005. Dedicated to preserving the legacy of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and inspiring future generations, National WASP WWII Museum hosts an annual Homecoming, welcoming WASP and their families to remember those with whom they served. Home to archives, exhibits and aircraft preserving the story of WASP and those who served at Avenger Field, National WASP WWII Museum tells the story of WASP during WWII and the years after their service in which they continued to seek the veteran status and full military honors due them.

Our Mission: To educate and inspire all generations with the story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots - the first women to fly America's military aircraft - women who forever changed the role of women in aviation.

Adjacent to a Texas Historical Commission Landmark, National WASP WWII Museum at Avenger Field was incorporated by the State of Texas in 2003 and held its grand opening in 2005. Dedicated to preserving the legacy of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and inspiring future generations, National WASP WWII Museum hosts an annual Homecoming, welcoming WASP and their families to remember those with whom they served. Home to archives, exhibits and aircraft preserving the story of WASP and those who served at Avenger Field, National WASP WWII Museum tells the story of WASP during WWII and the years after their service in which they continued to seek the veteran status and full military honors due them.

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Financial

one star

68.63

Accountability & Transparency

one star

69.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
48.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 44.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.32
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.17
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National WASP WWII Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National WASP WWII Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National WASP WWII Museum (TX) 68.81 one star
Maine Maritime Museum (ME) 95.05 four stars
Missouri History Museum (MO) 96.66 four stars
Adirondack Historical Association (NY) 88.54 three stars
Santa Barbara Historical Museum (CA) 87.46 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,512,208
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $36,691
   Fundraising Events $42,954
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,591,853
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,591,853
   Other Revenue $20,054
TOTAL REVENUE $1,611,907
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $535,756
   Administrative Expenses $123,149
   Fundraising Expenses $519,377
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,178,282
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $433,625
   
Net Assets $3,800,061

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 $535,756 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 68.81 one star
2017-12 06/01/2019 70.19 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2019 70.69 two stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 68.52 one star
2015-12 09/01/2017 67.40 one star

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

EIN 56-2326843
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL WASP WWII MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
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 August, 2003
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,000 7.38% Ann Hobing Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National WASP WWII Museum (TX) 68.81 one star
Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT) 94.04 four stars
Maine Maritime Museum (ME) 95.05 four stars
George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association (VA) 91.75 four stars
South Street Seaport Museum (NY) 89.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National WASP WWII Museum
210 Avenger Field Road
Sweetwater, TX 79556
tel: (325) 235-0099
EIN: 56-2326843

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Board Leadership

Peter Fox
Chairperson

CEO

Lisa Taylor
Executive Director

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