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Air Force Museum Foundation

Raising awareness and funds to support the National Museum of the United States Air Force and its mission.

three stars

85.12

P.O. Box 1903 Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433
tel: (937) 258-1225   Web Site
EIN: 31-0668800

Board Leadership
Pamela A. Drew
Chair

CEO
Michael P. Imhoff
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.12 three stars
  Financial 78.96 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Air Force Museum Foundation was chartered in 1960 to assist the National Museum of the United States Air Force as a medium of informing and educating the public on the important role of the United States Air Force in our nation's defense. We serve as a philanthropic corporation in assisting in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum. In addition, the Foundation provides limited funds each year to the Museum for special projects and underwrites several program activities such as education, volunteer support, special events and promotional efforts. The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world. Each year over one million visitors from around the world tour 10 acres of indoor exhibits, featuring over 400 aircraft and missiles and thousands of artifacts.

The Air Force Museum Foundation was chartered in 1960 to assist the National Museum of the United States Air Force as a medium of informing and educating the public on the important role of the United States Air Force in our nation's defense. We serve as a philanthropic corporation in assisting in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum. In addition, the Foundation provides limited funds each year to the Museum for special projects and underwrites several program activities such as education, volunteer support, special events and promotional efforts. The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world. Each year over one million visitors from around the world tour 10 acres of indoor exhibits, featuring over 400 aircraft and missiles and thousands of artifacts.

Financial

two stars

78.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
63.1%
  Administrative Expenses 20.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.92
  Program Expenses Growth 10.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Air Force Museum Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Air Force Museum Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Air Force Museum Foundation (OH) 85.12 three stars
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass (WI) 87.89 three stars
Independence Seaport Museum (PA) 93.99 four stars
The Mariners' Museum (VA) 89.76 three stars
Racine Art Museum (WI) 85.94 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,983,986
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $44,506
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,028,492
   Program Service Revenue $1,222,688
Total Primary Revenue $3,251,180
   Other Revenue $2,891,389
TOTAL REVENUE $6,142,569
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,963,211
   Administrative Expenses $882,073
   Fundraising Expenses $815,942
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,661,226
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,481,343
   
Net Assets $20,390,824

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
Operation of a Museum Store $2,521,826 85.1%
Provide Assistance for Museum Operations $441,385 14.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 85.12 three stars
2018-12 11/01/2019 82.23 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 79.23 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 86.11 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 94.69 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.92 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 84.02 three stars
2013-12 10/01/2014 87.49 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 89.95 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 87.29 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 90.33 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.16 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 91.11 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.61 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 75.32 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 65.59 one star
2007-12 12/01/2008 62.90 one star
2006-12 09/01/2007 59.47 one star
2005-12 09/01/2006 62.26 one star
2004-12 01/01/2006 55.00 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 31-0668800
Name in IRS Master File AIR FORCE MUSEUM FOUNDATION INC
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 (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 January, 1966
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
$228,688 4.90% Michael P. Imhoff CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Air Force Museum Foundation (OH) 85.12 three stars
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The Mariners' Museum (VA) 89.76 three stars
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Museum of Photographic Arts (CA) 89.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Air Force Museum Foundation
P.O. Box 1903
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433
tel: (937) 258-1225
fax: (937) 258-3816
EIN: 31-0668800

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Board Leadership

Pamela A. Drew
Chair

CEO

Michael P. Imhoff
Chief Executive Officer

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