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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Intrepid Museum Foundation

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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Intrepid Museum Foundation
One Intrepid Square
West 46th Street & 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Year, State Incorporated:
1982, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. As an educational and cultural not-for-profit institution, the Museum is dedicated to promoting the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Intrepid Museum Foundation meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Founded in 1982, the Museum is one of the world’s most successful historic ship museums, drawing more than one million visitors annually. The Museum’s exhibitions feature a historical aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid, the NASA space shuttle Enterprise, a collection of 27 World War II and Cold War era aircraft, a British Airways Concorde, the Cold War era submarine Growler, and a Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft that traveled from the International Space Station in 2005. The Museum’s facilities also include a 243-seat theater, an 18,000 square foot education center and a publicly accessible pier that is a part of the Hudson River Park Trust. With one of New York City’s most unique institutional settings for education programs, the Museum uses history and technology to inspire innovation. A century of technological firsts informs visitors about modern advancements, showcasing what is possible, inspiring people to dream and providing a platform from which to develop the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. Additionally, the Museum also plays an integral role in the local and national community, hosting a wide range of public events for youth, teachers, families, senior citizens, veterans and service men and women.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Susan Marenoff-Zausner, President
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Bruce Mosler
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Cushman & Wakefield
Co-Chair of the Board :
Mr. Kenneth Fisher
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Fisher Brothers
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, telephone appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing (i.e. affinity credit cards, consumer product sales, etc. that indicate purchases will benefit your organization)
Fund raising costs were 13.2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $10,377,655, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on Intrepid Museum Foundation's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Admissions and Membership


Contributions and Capital Grants


Auxiliary Activities




Rental Income


Special Event Revenue


Sponsorship Income


Investment return designated for operations


Grant Income


Investment return in excess of spend rate


Unrealized loss on swap agreement


Depreciation and Amortization


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Exhibits and Visitor Services




Other Program Cost


Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative 10% 
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Beginning net assets $67,240,705
Ending net assets 68,665,648
Total liabilities 20,148,040

Total assets



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