EIN 53-0205889

American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
43
Year formed
1906
Most recent tax filings
2020-12
NTEE code, primary
Description
The Alliance's mission is to enhance the value of museums to their communities through leadership, advocacy and service.
Also known as...
American Association of Museums

Program areas at AAM

Field-wide services:the Alliance serves as the u.s. accrediting body for Museums. As the museum field's mark of distinction, accreditation offers high-profile, peer-based validation of a museum'Museums's operations and impact through our core documents verification program. The Alliance evaluates a museum'Museums's five core policy documents against a set of required elements. The Alliance's museum assessment program (map), supported through a cooperative agreement between the institute of museum and library services and the Alliance, provides technical assistance to all types of Museums to improve operations through self-study and a consultative peer site visit. The Alliance's inclusion work addressing diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion within the entire museum field has lead to further research and programming available to all Museums and museum professionals in navigating this pivotal work in an ever-changing professional landscape.
Publications and business enterprises: the Alliance's award-winning magazine addresses the issues and challenges facing Museums today and is a must-read for those who work for Museums and those who love them. Published bi-monthly, recent issues have focused on inclusion and accessibility, civic engagement, audience engagement, and crisis management. The aam press and bookstore offers the best and most comprehensive professional literature in print and ebook formats, making them the go-to source for all titles critical to the work of Museums from accessibility, interpretation/education and audience research to technology, mission/institutional planning, collections stewardship, financial sustainability and more. The Alliance is proud to maintain an online library of over 2,000 guidelines, articles, and fact sheets for our members on all aspects of museum operations. Our members-only weekly e-newsletter, aviso, provides late-breaking news on federal legislation affecting Museums, upcoming seminars and workshops, federal grant deadlines, and Alliance activities and services.
Meetings and professional education:the Alliance's annual meeting & museum expo brings together museum professionals from around the world and is the museum field's premier professional development opportunity. The event showcases the best thinking from practitioners and visionaries on the major issues confronting us and the communities we serve. While showcasing the latest museum products and services through numerous professional development programs, the Alliance provides a robust calendar of opportunities designed to help museum colleagues build professional skills, manage their careers, foster communities of practice, share expertise and contribute to common standards and best practices.

Form 990s for AAM

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122020-12-01990View PDF
2018-122019-08-17990View PDF
2017-122018-09-12990View PDF
2016-122017-10-20990View PDF
2015-122016-09-16990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Aroha PhilanthropiesUnrestricted$261,580
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...and 5 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
MUSEUM ASSESSMENT PROGRAM$540,096
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Grants made by AAM

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)Reel Stories Aims To Empower Young People By Improving the Confidence, Accomplishments, and Imagery of Marginalized Girls and Young Women in the Communities of Metro Detroit and Jerusalem. This Project Offers Joint Programming for A Total of 40 Teenage Girls, Ages 14-17 (20/region) Who Are Underserved in the Arts. Participants Will Learn the Art of Filmmaking, and Share Their Experiences With One Another and Their Counterparts Overseas Via Closed Social Media Outlets, Skype, and Immersive Cultural Exchange. in Addition To Technical Skill-Building in Film Production, Sessions Will Facilitate Dialogue on Gender and Empowerment, Identity and Culture, and Civic Participation. Courses Will Culminate in A Series of Public Film Screenings in Michigan at the Arab American National Museum and in Jerusalem at the Palestinian Heritage Museum.$93,000
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Financials for AAM

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,386,141
Program services$5,022,258
Investment income and dividends$110,761
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$53,955
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$67,562
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$45,813
Miscellaneous revenues$20,122
Total revenues$6,706,612

Personnel at AAM

NameTitleCompensation
Laura L LottPresident and Chief Executive Officer$377,285
Laura GainedChief Financial Officer
Brooke LeonardChief of Staff$119,624
 Subscribe to viewExecutive Vice President and Chief Program Officer$233,090
 Subscribe to viewVice President, Membership and Excellence$143,037
...and 31 more key personnel

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Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA)Worthington, OH$1,814,686
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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)Reston, VA$8,360,270
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American Music Therapy AssociationSilver Spring, MD$1,773,113
Connecticut Association for the Performing ArtsColumbus, OH$5,047,435
Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$6,706,612
2020
Yearly growth
-31.5%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$7,765,169
2020
Yearly growth
-24.8%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$10,353,160
2020
Yearly growth
-4.2%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
43
2020
Yearly growth
-4.4%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
2451 Crystal Drive No 1005
Arlington, VA 22202
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
aam-us.org/ 
Facebook page
americanmuseums 
Twitter profile
@aamers 
IRS details
EIN
53-0205889
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1906
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
Parent/child status
Independent