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
Pacific Battleship Center is a waterfront asset that encourages tourism and development to benefit the community.