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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

America's Car Museum

Preserving and promoting America's automotive heritage

four stars

90.72

2702 East D Street Tacoma, WA 98421
tel: (877) 902-8490   Web Site
EIN: 91-1867848

Board Leadership
B. Corry McFarland
Chairman

CEO
Paul E. Miller
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.72 four stars
  Financial 87.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Harold and Nancy LeMay amassed the largest privately owned collection of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, other vehicles and related memorabilia in the world. In 1998, Harold and Nancy LeMay created The Harold E. LeMay Museum, now called America's Car Museum (ACM), and committed themselves to donating the vast LeMay Collection to the Museum for the benefit of the public. The ACM was chartered to secure, preserve and interpret the valuable LeMay Collection, along with additional vehicles and artifacts that it may acquire, in order to explore the broad themes of American mobility and lifestyle in an instructive and entertaining manner.

Harold and Nancy LeMay amassed the largest privately owned collection of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, other vehicles and related memorabilia in the world. In 1998, Harold and Nancy LeMay created The Harold E. LeMay Museum, now called America's Car Museum (ACM), and committed themselves to donating the vast LeMay Collection to the Museum for the benefit of the public. The ACM was chartered to secure, preserve and interpret the valuable LeMay Collection, along with additional vehicles and artifacts that it may acquire, in order to explore the broad themes of American mobility and lifestyle in an instructive and entertaining manner.

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Financial

three stars

87.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
72.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.31
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by America's Car Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by America's Car Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
America's Car Museum (WA) 90.72 four stars
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (FL) 91.49 four stars
The Mariners' Museum (VA) 93.30 four stars
Grounds for Sculpture (NJ) 92.95 four stars
Peabody Essex Museum (MA) 88.00 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,140,184
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $380,214
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,520,398
   Program Service Revenue $2,249,178
Total Primary Revenue $5,769,576
   Other Revenue $439,143
TOTAL REVENUE $6,208,719
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,705,288
   Administrative Expenses $992,241
   Fundraising Expenses $809,941
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,507,470
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-298,751
   
Net Assets $44,715,516

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
Guest Services $474,341 10.1%
Exhibition $366,731 7.8%
Collection $259,576 5.5%

Ratings History
America's Car Museum has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 90.72 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 92.41 four stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 89.64 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 85.94 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 12/01/2015 92.72 four stars
2013-12 11/01/2015 92.19 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 90.78 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 88.64 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 83.44 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 79.93 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 69.53 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 56.77 one star
2008-12 06/01/2010 64.58 one star
2007-12 05/01/2009 50.00 zero star
2006-12 04/01/2008 63.64 one star
2005-12 04/01/2007 60.00 one star
2004-12 04/01/2006 60.00 one star
2003-12 08/01/2005 47.50 zero 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 91-1867848
Name in IRS Master File LEMAY-AMERICAS CAR MUSEUM
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 March, 1998
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$267,533 4.11% David Madeira CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
America's Car Museum (WA) 90.72 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

America's Car Museum
2702 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
tel: (877) 902-8490
fax: (253) 779-8499
EIN: 91-1867848

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Board Leadership

B. Corry McFarland
Chairman

CEO

Paul E. Miller
President and CEO

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