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Museum of Flight

Dream, discover, soar

four stars

92.15

9404 East Marginal Way, S Seattle, WA 98108
tel: (206) 764-5700   Web Site
EIN: 91-0785826

Board Leadership
Robert A. Blackstone
Chair

CEO
Matt Hayes
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.15 four stars
  Financial 98.60 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

With roots dating back to 1965, the Museum of Flight exists to acquire, preserve, and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts, which provide a foundation for scholarly research, and lifelong learning programs that inspire an interest in and understanding of science, technology, and the humanities. The Museum's vision is to be the foremost educational air and space museum in the world. In addition to acquiring and conserving a valuable collection of artifacts relating to air and space history and technology, the Museum is dedicated to educating the public in the history of air and space development. The central focus of the Museum's educational programs is to broaden science literacy within an historical context, relating the evolution of technology to the human needs that drive it, and the resulting changes that technology brings to humanity.

With roots dating back to 1965, the Museum of Flight exists to acquire, preserve, and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts, which provide a foundation for scholarly research, and lifelong learning programs that inspire an interest in and understanding of science, technology, and the humanities. The Museum's vision is to be the foremost educational air and space museum in the world. In addition to acquiring and conserving a valuable collection of artifacts relating to air and space history and technology, the Museum is dedicated to educating the public in the history of air and space development. The central focus of the Museum's educational programs is to broaden science literacy within an historical context, relating the evolution of technology to the human needs that drive it, and the resulting changes that technology brings to humanity.

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Financial

four stars

98.60

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.97
  Program Expenses Growth 10.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Flight on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Flight on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Flight (WA) 92.15 four stars
Museum of Photographic Arts (CA) 91.45 four stars
Berkshire Museum (MA) 86.85 three stars
International Tennis Hall of Fame (RI) 85.30 three stars
Northern Clay Center (MN) 89.54 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,934,855
   Federated Campaigns $134,327
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $638,820
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $130,633
Total Contributions $10,838,635
   Program Service Revenue $9,933,303
Total Primary Revenue $20,771,938
   Other Revenue $6,670,216
TOTAL REVENUE $27,442,154
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,951,083
   Administrative Expenses $2,707,888
   Fundraising Expenses $1,681,202
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,340,173
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,101,981
   
Net Assets $277,463,624

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
Museum of Flight has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 92.15 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 92.12 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 91.67 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.97 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 91.85 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 88.95 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 90.43 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 82.40 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 82.84 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.21 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 75.45 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 89.50 three stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 93.10 four stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 90.43 four stars
2005-12 05/01/2008 90.84 four stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 88.29 three stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 92.25 four stars
2002-09 01/01/2004 84.53 three stars
2001-09 06/09/2003 96.18 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 91-0785826
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF FLIGHT FOUNDATION
NTEE Code A11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(59) Other school related 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 November, 1965
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$313,979 1.34% Matthew Hayes President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$387,575 1.66% Douglas King Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Flight (WA) 92.15 four stars
National Civil Rights Museum (TN) 91.54 four stars
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation (TX) 96.37 four stars
Museum of Photographic Arts (CA) 91.45 four stars
USS Constitution Museum (MA) 91.99 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way, S
Seattle, WA 98108
tel: (206) 764-5700
fax: (206) 764-5707
TTY: (800) 833-6384
EIN: 91-0785826

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Board Leadership

Robert A. Blackstone
Chair

CEO

Matt Hayes
President & CEO

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