Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of Flight

Dream, discover, soar

three stars

89.91

9404 East Marginal Way South 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 89.91 three stars
  Financial 90.93 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

90.93

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.84
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,617,037
   Federated Campaigns $1,423
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,225,984
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $474,878
Total Contributions $9,319,322
   Program Service Revenue $10,484,372
Total Primary Revenue $19,803,694
   Other Revenue $4,143,934
TOTAL REVENUE $23,947,628
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,612,757
   Administrative Expenses $2,179,982
   Fundraising Expenses $1,976,778
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,769,517
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $178,111
   
Net Assets $274,698,660

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$298,465 1.25% Matthew Hayes President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$204,074 0.85% Douglas King Former President & CEO

Mission

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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Museum of Flight (WA) 89.91 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South
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