EIN 91-0785826

Museum of Flight

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Museum of Flight is the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world with over 175 aircraft and spacecraft, tens of thousands of artifacts, millions of rare photographs, dozen of exhibits and experiences and a world-class library.
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Museum of Flight Foundation
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The Museum of Flight in seattle, wa, one of the world's largest private nonprofit air and space museums, hosted more than 369,000 visitors in 2022 while being open for 363 days. The Museum had 161 full-time employees in 2022, and 482 active volunteers who contributed 64,586 hours through tours, guest lectures and guest interactions. In working toward the vision of being the "foremost educational air and space Museum in the world," the Museum served over 36,000 students with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (stem) disciplines. The Museum also provided over $315,000 in financial aid and scholarships. The Museum is a smithsonian affiliate and is also accredited by the american alliance of museums. With a mission to "acquire, preserve and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts, which provide a Foundation for scholarly research, and lifelong learning programs that inspire an interest in and understanding of science, technology and the humanities" the Museum displays over 175 air- and spacecraft, along with artifacts showcasing aerospace history. In addition to the many permanent exhibits covering the breadth of aerospace history, the Museum provides several temporary exhibits each year on a wide range of subjects. In addition to the aircraft on view, the Museum maintains the largest aeronautical library and archives open to the public on the west coast. Our world-class collection is made possible by wonderful contributions from our community and 2022 was no exception. In 2022, the Museum accessioned 2,305 donations into our collection. These included 56 new objects, 76 new photographs and/or papers, and 2,173 additions to the harl v. brackin memorial library. Additionally, the research center received and fulfilled over 646 research requests and hosted 323 visitors. The Museum's educational programs support both state and national standards, Washington state science learning standards and common core state standards. The Museum's educator professional development programs are certified to provide clock hour credits for teachers. The Museum offered more than 20 programs and include the american camp association accredited aerospace camp experience (ace) summer camp, the nationally acclaimed challenger learning center (clc), the museum-designed aviation learning center (alc), and a wide range of distance learning programs. The Museum also hosts the Washington aerospace scholars (was), a competitive, collaborative program with nasa is privately funded and intended to keep the nation at the forefront of technical competitiveness. Additionally, the Museum's campus is home to raisbeck aviation high school, part of the highline school district with 400 students and a stem-based curriculum.

Grants made by Museum of Flight

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Washington Aerospace Scholars FoundationProgram Support$250,000

Who funds Museum of Flight

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Aldarra FoundationVarious Programs$25,773,000
James D. and Sherry Raisbeck Foundation TrustGeneral Operating Funds - Museum, Education$1,173,981
Apex FoundationGertler Collection$300,000
...and 52 more grants received totalling $28,248,374

Personnel at Museum of Flight

Matthew HayesPresident and Chief Executive Officer / Vice President and Chief Financial Officer$402,321
Clark MillerVice President of Operations / Vice President Operations / Director of Facilities$182,721
Lynda KingVice President Finance$186,733
Erika CallahanVice President Marketing and Sales$199,181
Alan SwitzerVice President Development / Vice President of Development$228,690
...and 11 more key personnel

Financials for Museum of Flight

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$31,785,087
Program services$8,150,964
Investment income and dividends$1,392,283
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$6,203
Net rental income$629,332
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-131,292
Net income from fundraising events$-59,320
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,291,777
Miscellaneous revenues$324,155
Total revenues$43,389,189

Form 990s for Museum of Flight

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-14990View PDF
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2020-122021-11-12990View PDF
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
2018-122020-02-18990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 24, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 24, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
January 3, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 31 new grant, including a grant for $1,173,981 from James D. and Sherry Raisbeck Foundation Trust
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $25,773,000 from Aldarra Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
MembershipsOperates donor advised fundsLobbyingFundraising eventsReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
9404 E Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Website URL
(206) 764-5700
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NTEE code, primary
A57: Science and Technology Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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