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Naval Aviation Museum Foundation

Informing and educating the public about United States naval aviation

four stars

96.46

1750 Radford Boulevard Suite B
Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL 32508
tel: (800) 327-5002   Web Site
EIN: 59-6178237

Board Leadership
James M. Zortman
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Duane Thiessen
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1966, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (NAMF) is the educational and fundraising organization that supports the development of the National Naval Aviation Museum. NAMF works to foster and perpetuate the National Museum of Naval Aviation as a medium of informing and educating the public on the important role of US naval aviation, inspiring students undergoing naval flight training to complete the program and become career officers. NAMF's programs include a flight simulator, which allows visitors to experience the simulation of actual flight take-off and landing; the film project and IMAX theater, which educate the public on the important role of US naval aviation through films; and the Flight Adventure Deck, a hands on approach to teaching principles of math and science - integral components of aviation - to approximately 6,000 students in grades 7-12.

Founded in 1966, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (NAMF) is the educational and fundraising organization that supports the development of the National Naval Aviation Museum. NAMF works to foster and perpetuate the National Museum of Naval Aviation as a medium of informing and educating the public on the important role of US naval aviation, inspiring students undergoing naval flight training to complete the program and become career officers. NAMF's programs include a flight simulator, which allows visitors to experience the simulation of actual flight take-off and landing; the film project and IMAX theater, which educate the public on the important role of US naval aviation through films; and the Flight Adventure Deck, a hands on approach to teaching principles of math and science - integral components of aviation - to approximately 6,000 students in grades 7-12.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
87.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.79
  Program Expenses Growth 9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Naval Aviation Museum Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Naval Aviation Museum Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (FL) 96.46 four stars
Museum of Flight (WA) 92.15 four stars
Peabody Essex Museum (MA) 87.61 three stars
AACA Museum (PA) 91.07 four stars
Museum of Photographic Arts (CA) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,163,850
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $240,219
   Fundraising Events $37,575
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,600,262
Total Contributions $4,041,906
   Program Service Revenue $3,606,472
Total Primary Revenue $7,648,378
   Other Revenue $1,644,417
TOTAL REVENUE $9,292,795
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,707,654
   Administrative Expenses $484,370
   Fundraising Expenses $179,136
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,371,160
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-78,365
   
Net Assets $23,283,817

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
National Flight Academy $5,102,652 58.6%
Museum Support $1,493,795 17.2%
Film Project and Theaters $940,726 10.8%

Ratings History
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 96.46 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.49 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 91.07 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 89.15 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.79 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 89.49 three stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 91.86 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 91.38 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 86.00 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 84.24 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 93.49 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 95.71 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 96.64 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 97.44 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 89.15 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 79.55 two stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 81.03 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 72.74 two stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 78.86 two stars
2003-12 08/01/2005 87.29 three 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 59-6178237
Name in IRS Master File NAVAL AVIATION MUSEUM FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 June, 1980
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
$210,000 2.24% Duane Thiessen President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (FL) 96.46 four stars
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National Constitution Center (PA) 85.22 three stars
Northern Clay Center (MN) 89.54 three stars
Muhammad Ali Center (KY) 89.16 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
1750 Radford Boulevard
Suite B
Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL 32508
tel: (800) 327-5002
fax: (850) 457-3032
EIN: 59-6178237

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Board Leadership

James M. Zortman
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Duane Thiessen
President and Chief Executive Officer

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