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Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Communicating the story of Pennsylvania's Trolley Era

three stars

83.70

One Museum Road Washington, PA 15301
tel: (724) 228-9256   Web Site
EIN: 25-6060314

Board Leadership
Chris J. Golofski Officers: Chris J. Golofski
President

CEO
Scott R. Becker
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.70 three stars
  Financial 79.75 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum's mission is to communicate the story of Pennsylvania's Trolley Era to a diverse audience through the preservation, interpretation, and use of its collection of electric railway and railroad equipment, associated artifacts and photo/document archives, and to ensure that its visitors have an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience. The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum came to Chartiers Township, Washington County in February 1954 with three trolleys and a dream that was born in 1941. Today, that dream is a reality. PTM now boasts a collection of nearly 50 cars, over 600 members worldwide, 150 active volunteers, and over 30,000 visitors each year.

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum's mission is to communicate the story of Pennsylvania's Trolley Era to a diverse audience through the preservation, interpretation, and use of its collection of electric railway and railroad equipment, associated artifacts and photo/document archives, and to ensure that its visitors have an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience. The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum came to Chartiers Township, Washington County in February 1954 with three trolleys and a dream that was born in 1941. Today, that dream is a reality. PTM now boasts a collection of nearly 50 cars, over 600 members worldwide, 150 active volunteers, and over 30,000 visitors each year.

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Financial

two stars

79.75

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
64.5%
  Administrative Expenses 20.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 13.66
  Program Expenses Growth 0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pennsylvania Trolley Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pennsylvania Trolley Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PA) 83.70 three stars
USS Constitution Museum (MA) 91.99 four stars
Museum of Photographic Arts (CA) 89.62 three stars
National Civil Rights Museum (TN) 90.49 four stars
Intrepid Museum Foundation (NY) 88.55 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,284,503
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $27,835
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,312,338
   Program Service Revenue $326,387
Total Primary Revenue $1,638,725
   Other Revenue $58,139
TOTAL REVENUE $1,696,864
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $815,603
   Administrative Expenses $144,896
   Fundraising Expenses $182,081
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,142,580
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $554,284
   
Net Assets $17,819,383

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
2018-12 05/01/2020 83.70 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2020 82.40 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 25-6060314
Name in IRS Master File PENNSYLVANIA TROLLEY MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 February, 1962
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
$103,732 9.07% Scott R. Becker Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PA) 83.70 three stars
Museum of Photographic Arts (CA) 89.62 three stars
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass (WI) 89.48 three stars
Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation (VA) 90.86 four stars
Peabody Essex Museum (MA) 88.37 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
One Museum Road
Washington, PA 15301
tel: (724) 228-9256
fax: (724) 228-9675
EIN: 25-6060314

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Board Leadership

Chris J. Golofski Officers: Chris J. Golofski
President

CEO

Scott R. Becker
Executive Director

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