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The Mariners' Museum

America's National Maritime Museum

four stars

95.36

100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606
tel: (757) 596-2222   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 95.36 four stars
  Financial 93.44 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Mariners' Museum and Park connects people to the world's waters, because through the waters-through our shared maritime heritage-we are connected to one another. We strive to provide an intellectual and emotional experience that is shared by generations, across cultures, and without barriers or judgement.To best serve our audience, and because we are connected as one through the water, Admission to the Museum is $1 per person. It is through exploration of our collection and engaging experiences that we connect people to the world's waterways so that they can discover their own maritime roots. A steward of one of the world's most extensive maritime collections, we are committed to the preservation and conservation of more than 35,000 objects and several million library and archive materials. The Museum is situated within a 550-acre park that is privately owned and maintained and is free to the public.

The Mariners' Museum and Park connects people to the world's waters, because through the waters-through our shared maritime heritage-we are connected to one another. We strive to provide an intellectual and emotional experience that is shared by generations, across cultures, and without barriers or judgement.To best serve our audience, and because we are connected as one through the water, Admission to the Museum is $1 per person. It is through exploration of our collection and engaging experiences that we connect people to the world's waterways so that they can discover their own maritime roots. A steward of one of the world's most extensive maritime collections, we are committed to the preservation and conservation of more than 35,000 objects and several million library and archive materials. The Museum is situated within a 550-acre park that is privately owned and maintained and is free to the public.

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Financial

four stars

93.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.07
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
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) 95.36 four stars
Museum of Flight (WA) 92.15 four stars
America's Car Museum (WA) 88.19 three stars
Independence Seaport Museum (PA) 87.27 three stars
International Tennis Hall of Fame (RI) 85.30 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,265,512
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $102,202
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $108,211
Total Contributions $6,475,925
   Program Service Revenue $871,100
Total Primary Revenue $7,347,025
   Other Revenue $4,298,942
TOTAL REVENUE $11,645,967
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,132,105
   Administrative Expenses $796,487
   Fundraising Expenses $483,499
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,412,091
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,233,876
   
Net Assets $125,337,663

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
Special Student Tours Programs $2,348,294 25.7%
Exhibitions, Collections, Conservation, and Maintenance of Museum $2,282,949 25.0%
Research $2,264,084 24.8%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 11/01/2019 95.36 four stars
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)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$214,547 2.06% Howard Hoege President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Mariners' Museum (VA) 95.36 four stars
National Constitution Center (PA) 85.22 three stars
Grounds for Sculpture (NJ) 90.09 four stars
International Tennis Hall of Fame (RI) 85.30 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

The Mariners' Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
tel: (757) 596-2222
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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