EIN 84-0931491

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
104
City
Year formed
1982
Most recent tax filings
2019-12
Description
The organization's mission is to educate and inspire people of all ages about aviation and Space endeavors of the past, present, and future. Educate & inspire people about aviation and Space endeavors of the past, present, & future. Educate and inspir...

Program areas at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is a public Museum that displays numerous aircraft and other Air and Space collections. the Museum's primary exempt purpose is to enhance, preserve, and exhibit the heritage of military, civil, and commercial aviation and space-age involvement in the state of Colorado and the rocky mountain region while educating and inspiring people of all ages about aviation and Space endeavors in the past, present, and future. the collection housed by the Museum includes aircraft from the earliest days of flight to the Space age. An interactive education program challenges youth to explore the adventure of flight. Wings Over the Rockies was designated as Colorado's official Air and Space Museum by the Colorado state legislature in 1996.
the spreading the Wings teacher flight program: Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum invites Colorado teachers to take a free flight with the spreading the Wings teacher flight program. the program offers Colorado stem teachers from every elementary, middle and high school within Colorado with the opportunity to take a 20 minute flight in a vintage, 1936s stearman open cockpit biplane. In addition to enjoying the freedom and inspiration of flight, teachers become the spreading Wings coordinators for the Museum and gain aviation resources and curriculum to share with their students in virtually all stem subject areas. the teachers become an important conduit for sharing Wings' programs and educational opportunities with their school communities. the program complements stem education by helping to introduce and engage students in important scientific and engineering concepts, as well as allowing students to explore and learn about exciting opportunities within aviation and aerospace.
Wings aerospace pathways (wap) is a weekly enrichment program for middle and high school students interested in aviation and aerospace. Students meet once a week to participate in a hands-on experimental learning program with an aerospace focus. High school students have the option to participate in dual enrollment courses and earn industry certifications. Wings provides incredible hands-on experiences with everything from building an experimental faa certified rv-12 aircraft to designing and building unmanned aerial vehicles (uav) such as radio-controlled aircraft, drones and helicopters. Wap students interact with mentors across the aviation and aerospace communities on a regular basis to inspire and encourage our future engineers, astronauts, pilots, rocket scientists, mechanics and more. the program originated as Wings aerospace academy in 2015 and has grown by one grade each year with our first high school enrollees scheduled to graduate in 2020.

Form 990s for Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-22990View PDF
2018-122020-02-06990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122017-10-27990View PDF
2015-122017-03-02990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

Who funds Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Anthony and Delisa Mayer FoundationSupport Organization's Charitable Purpose$759,000
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...and 9 more grants received

Financials for Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,504,345
Program services$1,841,828
Investment income and dividends$15,274
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$346,120
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$122,252
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$99,631
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$5,929,450

Personnel at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

NameTitleCompensation
John L BarryPresident and Chief Executive Officer$212,749
Christopher HopkinsChief Operating Officer$55,969
Jeff WeuleChief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer$69,347
 Subscribe to viewChief Financial Officer$110,530
 Subscribe to viewChief Development Officer$93,886
...and 7 more key personnel

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Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$5,929,450
2019
Yearly growth
44.9%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$5,593,788
2019
Yearly growth
30.8%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$18,555,662
2019
Yearly growth
-5.1%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
104
2019
Yearly growth
8.3%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
7711 East Academy Blvd
Denver, CO 80230
Metro area
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
Website URL
wingsmuseum.org/ 
Phone
(303) 360-5360
Facebook page
wingsmuseum 
Twitter profile
@wingsmuseum 
IRS details
EIN
84-0931491
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1982
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
A57: Science and Technology Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
Parent/child status
Independent