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The Mariners' Museum

One of the of the largest international maritime history museums in the world

four stars

93.91

100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606
tel: (800) 581-7245   Web Site
EIN: 54-0541801

Board Leadership
Edward Whitmore
Chair

CEO
Howard H. Hoege, III
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.91 four stars
  Financial 91.40 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1930, The Mariners' Museum is one of the of the largest international maritime history museums in the world. Over 60,000 square feet of gallery space hold approximately 35,000 artifacts including rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, Civil War ironclad USS Monitor artifacts, paintings, small craft from around the world, and much more. The Library at the Mariners' Museum holds the largest maritime history collection in the Western Hemisphere. With its rich collections and international scope the Library is a premier source for maritime research. The collections consist of over 1.75 million items including books, magazines, rare books, manuscripts, maps and charts, vessel plans, newspaper articles, photographs, Chris-Craft archives and The Mariners' Museum archives.

Founded in 1930, The Mariners' Museum is one of the of the largest international maritime history museums in the world. Over 60,000 square feet of gallery space hold approximately 35,000 artifacts including rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, Civil War ironclad USS Monitor artifacts, paintings, small craft from around the world, and much more. The Library at the Mariners' Museum holds the largest maritime history collection in the Western Hemisphere. With its rich collections and international scope the Library is a premier source for maritime research. The collections consist of over 1.75 million items including books, magazines, rare books, manuscripts, maps and charts, vessel plans, newspaper articles, photographs, Chris-Craft archives and The Mariners' Museum archives.

Financial

four stars

91.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.02
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Mariners' Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Mariners' Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Mariners' Museum (VA) 93.91 four stars
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (FL) 91.49 four stars
AACA Museum (PA) 90.37 four stars
Racine Art Museum (WI) 85.66 three stars
Peabody Essex Museum (MA) 88.00 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,466,403
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $51,844
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,518,247
   Program Service Revenue $635,590
Total Primary Revenue $6,153,837
   Other Revenue $1,510,430
TOTAL REVENUE $7,664,267
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,006,529
   Administrative Expenses $768,338
   Fundraising Expenses $798,755
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,573,622
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,909,355
   
Net Assets $122,149,644

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
Exhibitions, Collections, Conservation, and Maintenance of Museum $2,628,532 29.2%
Research $2,211,314 24.6%
Conservation $2,164,153 24.0%
Student Tours $2,002,530 22.2%

Ratings History
The Mariners' Museum has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/01/2018 93.91 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 93.30 four stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 92.85 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 83.90 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.40 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 79.74 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 81.91 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 84.14 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.73 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 81.99 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 88.71 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 95.14 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 79.27 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 78.77 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 88.84 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 95.38 four stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 84.94 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 61.82 one star
2000-12 10/15/2002 62.56 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 54-0541801
Name in IRS Master File MARINERS 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 (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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, 1932
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,841 1.09% Howard Hoege President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$239,540 2.26% Elliot H. Gruber Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Mariners' Museum (VA) 93.91 four stars
AACA Museum (PA) 90.37 four stars
Peabody Essex Museum (MA) 88.00 three stars
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation (TX) 96.01 four stars
National Civil Rights Museum (TN) 90.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Mariners' Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
tel: (800) 581-7245
fax: (757) 591-7320
EIN: 54-0541801

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Board Leadership

Edward Whitmore
Chair

CEO

Howard H. Hoege, III
President & CEO

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