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At a Glance

The Virginia Living Museum’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

According to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator, “only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds the Virginia Living Museum to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support the Virginia Living Museum.”



“The Museum’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public.”
– Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator

Net Operating Expenses

The Museum’s expenses support our mission of connecting people to nature through educational experiences that  promote conservation. Our exhibits, programs, outreach, events, wildlife and conservation efforts provide new and engaging opportunities of connecting to our community.


Operating Expenses 2015-2016


  • Program Expenses 84.9%

  • Administrative Expenses 11.1%

  • Fundraising Expenses 4%

Annual Reports

2015-2016 Annual Report


2017 - 990 Form for Virginia Living Museum

Donor Information

The Virginia Living Museum is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (54-6055922). All memberships, donations and gifts enable us to operate each year. Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.  Museum financial information is available by written request to the Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs.

Donor Privacy Policy

The Virginia Living Museum does not sell or share your personal information or send mailings on behalf of other organizations. Individual records are maintained to fulfill the purpose for which they were collected and to comply with applicable laws.