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Review for Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc., Camden, NJ, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Where is the 2010 990? Also this organization has failed to file with the NJ State Charities Unit of the State Attorney General's Office since 2008 and has been deemed "non-compliant" to collect any donations under the Charitable Registration & Investigation Act of 1994. The museum is currently closed and under investigation by several government agencies and the CEO has testified to the NY State Senate Budget Committee in March of 2011 that with the lose of $1.74 million in State Aid (which they did loose), they would be insolvent and close by this past Fall. They also have a $900,000 loan they cannot repay that is not going to be guaranteed anymore and will be likely called in.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Somewhat badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
Philrowan (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

All of the Home Port Alliance's 990s are current as required by the IRS. The Organization is current and compliant with the NJ State Charities Unit. The Museum is open seven days a week and received $1.4 million from the State of New Jersey in 2015 (the third year in a row the ship has received State funding.) The $900,000 loan was never defaulted on, and payments on the loan are current. The comment from 01/30/2012 was posted by Christopher von Zwehl, who in 2012 was President of a now defunct organization called the USS New Jersey Battleship Foundation, which was advocating a plan to move the ship to Liberty State Park. That plan has since been abandoned. Philip P. Rowan, Executive Director and CEO Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial