Financial Information


Battleship IOWA Museum and the future National Museum of the Surface Navy are operated by the Pacific Battleship Center – a 501c3 non-profit organization. The Pacific Battleship Center doesn’t receive government funding for operations and relies on public programs and donations to continue operating and growing.  In a short 8 years, the Battleship IOWA has become a top 5 museum in Los Angeles.

  • 501c3 non-profit exemption for Pacific Battleship Center approved on December 30, 2008 with IRS registration number 26-3934742.  View our rating at Guidestar and Charity Navigator.
  • State of Iowa contributed $3,000,000 for refurbishment of the USS Iowa in 2012.  Additional private contributors provided critical funding to save and open the ship at the Port of Los Angeles.
  • In 2018, Pacific Battleship Center licensed the “National Museum of the Surface Navy” from the U.S. Navy to build a museum in honor of surface sailors since 1775.

IRS Form 990 & Determination Letter

Audited Financials

Annual Report

Pacific Battleship Center makes an impact through programs focused on educating the public, supporting veterans, and strengthening the community.

Annual Donor List

We are blessed to have tremendous supporters and donors that number in the thousands.  We believe that supporters, donors, and crew alike are part of our museum family.  A special thank you to the patriotic American’s on the lists below that donated over $250 for the respective annual period.




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