National Veterans Memorial and Museum Foundation

aka National Veterans Memorial and Museum   |   Columbus, OH   |
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National Veterans Memorial and Museum Foundation

EIN: 82-4596922


Our mission is to honor and positively impact the lives of Veterans, their families, and our communities through sharing the Veteran experience. All gifts to the Museum elevate this mission to accomplish the below pillars guiding our work: • Honor the service and sacrifice of American Veterans and their families • Connect America with Veterans and Veterans to opportunities • Inspire resilience, excellence and selflessness • Educate K-12 and beyond about the experience and contributions of American Veterans Providing meaningful in-person and online experiences, exhibits, and programming, our work empowers Veterans, educates K-12 and beyond, and inspires positive change, growth, resiliency, empathy and understanding for all as the platform for conversation and action within the community.

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President and CEO

Lt. General Michael Ferriter

Main address

300 W Broad St

Columbus, OH 43215 USA

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Job services

Special population support

Population served info

Children and youth


Military personnel


NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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Resilience and Wellness Program

Our mission is to bolster the connection between the public and Veterans through the National Veterans Memorial and Museum Resilience and Wellness Program. Our vision is to create an environment fostering a strong sense of camaraderie, belonging, and purpose bringing together our communities and those who served. Through the generosity of sponsoring organizations this holistic program positively impacts lives by allowing Veterans and their civilian counterparts to connect through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Yoga, Fitness Events, and additional activities endorsed and hosted by the NVMM.

Population(s) Served

The NVMM is joining forces with national employers, service organizations, programs, tools, and platforms to help Veterans navigate to meaningful employment. Through a collaborative approach, we are committed to helping Veterans plot their respective journeys, execute their plans, and amplify their stories as inspiring examples how service leads to economic success.

With 8.7 million Veterans currently employed in the US and another 200,000+ Service Members transitioning annually, the NVMM is uniquely positioned to expand our reach beyond telling Veterans’ stories of service to directly impacting their journey to meaningful employment. These stories not only demonstrate how military service can lead to economic opportunities but inspire future generations of servant leaders.

Population(s) Served

Moving through the exhibits program, Veterans Among Us, there are 14 thematic alcoves highlighting key themes and moments in Veterans’ journeys and incorporates personal stories, past and present, to share a wide range of challenges, sacrifices and achievements.
A linear timeline serves as the chronological backbone of the Museum journey with personal stories of those who have served over time highlighted through artifacts and images.
The Legacy of Service exhibit provides inspirational stories of ways Veterans are using the values and skills learned in military service by helping their communities. This exhibit also illustrates the ways we honor and support Veterans, provides resources and encourages visitors to join a national conversation to begin to bridge the gap between civilians and Veterans.
The Service and Citizenship Gallery serves as the emotional core of the experience, bringing together themes explored throughout the journey and looking at the higher ideal of service.

Population(s) Served

We bring American history to life by connecting students to the powerful, personal stories and firsthand experiences of our nation’s heroes. We strive to be a valuable educational resource for students K-12, college scholars and educators at all levels, offering comprehensive programming that engages learners and shares stories of service and sacrifice.
School Field Trips: See service and sacrifice up close and personal by scheduling an in-person or virtual field trip to the Museum.
Higher Education: Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Leadership for Veterans. This graduate-level program brings together Veterans who are called to serve in civilian life to learn from each other, build lasting relationships and demonstrate the value of military experience and leadership to civilian employers.
NVMM Reads: Each month, we're sharing books that help further our mission to Honor, Connect, Inspire, and Educate.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We began to prioritize comprehensive feedback collection and analytic practices in 2023.


National Veterans Memorial and Museum Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 NVMM Foundation 2021 and 2022 Consolidated Financial Statements.
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.85 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6.8 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

National Veterans Memorial and Museum Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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National Veterans Memorial and Museum Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of National Veterans Memorial and Museum Foundation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $247,633 -$130,494 -$5,058
As % of expenses 27.4% -7.9% -0.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $247,633 -$130,494 -$5,058
As % of expenses 27.4% -7.9% -0.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,200,000 $1,859,371 $2,752,811
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 54.9% 48.1%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $902,367 $1,644,632 $2,953,102
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 82.3% 79.6%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 0.0% 10.7% 0.2%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 99.7% 82.1% 95.5%
All other expenses 0.3% 7.2% 4.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $902,367 $1,644,632 $2,953,102
One month of savings $75,197 $137,053 $246,092
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $977,564 $1,781,685 $3,199,194

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 11.0 8.1 1.2
Months of cash and investments 11.0 8.1 1.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.3 0.9 0.5
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021 2022
Cash $827,349 $1,114,893 $290,833
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $250,000 $495,234 $104,793
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 72.4% 68.2% 21.1%
Unrestricted net assets $247,633 $117,139 $112,081
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $50,000 $395,233 $200,000
Total net assets $297,633 $512,372 $312,081

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021 2022
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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President and CEO

Lt. General Michael Ferriter

Lieutenant General Ferriter, U.S. Army (Retired), is the founding President and CEO of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM). He is an inspiring speaker with extensive experience in leading organizations through crisis, successful transformations, and leading startups. He has spoken on the TEDx stage and to a diverse spectrum of audiences, from C-Suite executives to high school students. He served 35 years in the U.S. Army commanding Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and International Forces at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. He completed three combat deployments in Iraq as a general officer and one in Somalia with Task Force Ranger. He parachuted with Paratroopers and Rangers more than 200 times and served as a lead military advisor to the Iraqi government from 2008-2010. In his last role with the U.S. Army, Lt. Gen. Ferriter led 75 Army installations around the world, comprised of a 75,000 person workforce, while managing a $12 billion budget.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 09/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/20/2023

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Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or straight

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/08/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.


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