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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Naval Aviation Museum Foundation

Informing and educating the public about United States naval aviation

92.82

1750 Radford Boulevard Suite B
Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL 32508
tel: (850) 308-8968   Web Site
EIN: 59-6178237

Board Leadership
Vice Admiral David H. Buss
Chairman

CEO
Rear Admiral Kyle Cozad
President and Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.82
  Financial 89.85
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is the sole benefactor to the National Naval Aviation Museum-and the fuel that allows the museum to take flight. The foundation is responsible for funding all museum operation, expansion and activity. The foundation works diligently to raise funding through gifts and memberships. All funding, aside from foundation staffing and operational costs, goes to the operation, maintenance and enhancement of the museum, including museum expansion, aircraft preservation, conservation and maintenance, development of new exhibits and support of day to day functions-including custodial services, marketing, operation of the Museum's various attractions (such as our Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater, flight simulators, Blue Angels 4D Experience and Flight Deck gift shop), as well as the production of major events at the Museum. We also support STEM education through the National Flight Academy, a cutting edge, aviation-themed learning experience.

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is the sole benefactor to the National Naval Aviation Museum-and the fuel that allows the museum to take flight. The foundation is responsible for funding all museum operation, expansion and activity. The foundation works diligently to raise funding through gifts and memberships. All funding, aside from foundation staffing and operational costs, goes to the operation, maintenance and enhancement of the museum, including museum expansion, aircraft preservation, conservation and maintenance, development of new exhibits and support of day to day functions-including custodial services, marketing, operation of the Museum's various attractions (such as our Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater, flight simulators, Blue Angels 4D Experience and Flight Deck gift shop), as well as the production of major events at the Museum. We also support STEM education through the National Flight Academy, a cutting edge, aviation-themed learning experience.

Financial

89.85

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
89.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.41
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
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) 92.82
National Constitution Center (PA) 86.80
Intrepid Museum Foundation (NY) 87.35
Racine Art Museum (WI) 85.94
The Mariners' Museum (VA) 89.76

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,519,721
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $230,482
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $423,491
Total Contributions $2,173,694
   Program Service Revenue $4,221,462
Total Primary Revenue $6,395,156
   Other Revenue $2,637,534
TOTAL REVENUE $9,032,690
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,326,314
   Administrative Expenses $688,134
   Fundraising Expenses $663,421
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,677,869
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-645,179
   
Net Assets $22,369,609

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 $4,271,122 51.3%
Museum Support $1,769,737 21.3%
Film Project and Theaters $1,223,299 14.7%

Ratings History
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 92.82
2018-12 12/01/2019 95.87
2017-12 02/01/2019 96.46
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.49
2015-12 04/01/2017 91.07
2014-12 07/01/2016 89.15
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.79
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 89.49
2013-12 02/01/2015 91.86
2013-12 12/22/2014 91.38
2012-12 02/01/2014 86.00
2012-12 12/01/2013 84.24
2011-12 03/01/2013 93.49
2010-12 03/01/2012 95.71
2009-12 09/20/2011 96.64
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 97.44
2008-12 06/01/2010 89.15
2007-12 05/01/2009 79.55
2006-12 12/01/2007 81.03
2005-12 12/01/2006 72.74

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 2.16% Duane Thiessen President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (FL) 92.82
Petersen Automotive Museum (CA) 86.20
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation (TX) 96.50
Peabody Essex Museum (MA) 91.41
Museum of Photographic Arts (CA) 85.38

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Charity Contact Info

Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
1750 Radford Boulevard
Suite B
Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL 32508
tel: (850) 308-8968
fax: (850) 457-3032
EIN: 59-6178237

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Board Leadership

Vice Admiral David H. Buss
Chairman

CEO

Rear Admiral Kyle Cozad
President and Chief Executive Officer

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