Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Inc.
651 Danville Drive, Suite 101
Orlando FL 32825-0001
Contact Information
Address 651 Danville Drive, Suite 101
Orlando, FL 32825 0001
Phone (407) 362-7900
Web and Social Media
Donate with a credit card http://astronautscholarship.org/donate/
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Mission
Mission

To aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in technology and innovation by supporting the very best and brightest scholars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while commemorating the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Tammy Sudler
Board Chair Curt Brown
Board Chair Company Affiliation Astronaut, Shuttle
History
IRS Ruling Year 1985
Former Names
NameYear
Mercury Seven Foundation1995
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,570,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,750,000.00
Statements
Mission

To aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in technology and innovation by supporting the very best and brightest scholars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while commemorating the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts.

Impact

In 2017, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation achievements included:

  1.  Awarded and recognized forty-five Astronaut Scholars that includes the following benefits: 
    • Scholarships valued up to $10,000 each
    • C-level or astronaut mentor
    • Internship opportunity with companies that recognize their accomplishments
    • Networking opportunities
    • Expense paid experience to Innovators Weekend & Gala in Washington, D.C. 
  2. The Innovative Leaders Mentor Program has forty-two active relationships; resulting in connections to private investors.
  3.  In conjunction with  fifteen partnering universities, presented education seminars to more than 6000 middle school through college age students. The education seminars focused on life skills (leadership, team work, perseverance, etc.) and how they are vital in the success of STEM.
For 2018, ASF's goals include the following:
  1. Increasing the number of Astronaut Scholars to fifty during the 2018-19 academic year.
  2. Develop and implement the new Professional Development program that will provide valuable coaching and training for scholars professional career paths.
  3. Establish relationships, provide access, and facilitate opportunities for Astronaut Scholars to present their inventions, business plans, proposed ventures, research proposals, and other ideas and initiatives to potential investors and supporters.
Independent Research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or program effectiveness? No
Needs

As an organization, ASF has the following top five needs in no particular order of importance:

 Volunteers to serve on program and special event committees for activities locally and nationwide.

  1. Annual and restricted funding for the Astronaut Scholarship Program ($450,000). This is the value of funding needed to provide the fifty annual merit-based scholarships to upperclassmen in college who have excelled in their academia and research.
  2. Restricted funding for a robust software system to be used in the Mentor Program. This newer software package will increase the efficiency of staffing by allowing the system to pair mentors/mentee relationships; increase the connectivity of scholar alumni personal communications, discussions of research and discussions of complex problems and allow for employers to connect with a select workforce. The annual cost for the software platform is $15,000. 
  3. As a national organization with scholars across the country, airline tickets and mileage vouchers are extremely beneficial to the organization. The airline tickets/mileage donations will be used to support scholar travel to participate in the Scholar Technical Conference, Innovators weekend, networking events, professional development programs and other opportunities that facilitate the professional growth for scholars. 
  4. Endowment funding to ensure sustainability of the Astronaut Scholarship Program for years to come.
  5. As the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 approaches, Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is in need of volunteers/industry leaders who can connect the organization with editors and magazines that focus on the "baby boom" generation to help share the upcoming Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin on sale in January 2019 and the Celebrating Apollo events scheduled for July 11-16, 2019 at the Space Coast, FL.
Background

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) was originally established in 1984 as the Mercury Seven Foundation. The six surviving members of the Mercury Seven astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Walter Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton founded the organization with the goal of using their joint credibility to encourage students to pursue scientific endeavors to keep America on the leading edge of technology.

Together with Betty Grissom (widow of the seventh Mercury Astronaut, Virgil “Gus” Grissom), William Douglas, M.D. (the Project Mercury flight surgeon), and Henri Landwirth, an Orlando businessman and friend of the astronauts, the Foundation formulated scholarships for students that excelled in the area of science. In 1986, the Foundation awarded seven scholarships in honor of the Mercury 7 in the amount of $1,000 each.

Today, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation awards top students merit-based scholarships up to $10,000 who excel in their fields of STEM education at participating universities. ASF has awarded more than $4.5 million and has an active alumni that continues to pay it forward to the next generation in multiple ways.

CEO Statement

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is truly unique in several regards. ASF was started by America's Heroes and continues to be led by astronauts who define innovation, exploration and entrepreneurial spirit. They instill these values and an expectation for greatness in the college students who become Astronaut Scholars. The award of the scholarship is only the beginning of the relationship ASF has with the Astronaut Scholars. Throughout the scholar's career path, ASF is dedicated to providing support to continue their advancement.

Unlike other organizations that provide scholarships, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation maintains a life-long engagement with the Astronaut Scholars. A 1987 scholar serves as the Vice-Chair for the Foundation while scholar alumni volunteer on committees and participate in various programs. Additionally, philanthropy and the "give-back" mentality is instilled from the moment the scholar receives the award. Since 2009, scholars have given back more than $200,000 to help fund the next generation of Astronaut Scholars and many alumni volunteer on a local level in STEM activities.

Board Chair Statement
Over the past few years, we have increased the number of Astronaut Scholars, participating universities, and our program offerings to provide a resource and impact throughout their lifetime.  In November 2016, the Board approved an aggressive 3-year strategic plan to ensure the organization continues to strive to have a greater impact on the scholars. In December 2016, ASF was selected as one of three recipient organizations authorized to benefit from the surcharges of the U.S. Mint's Commemorative Coin Program that features the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary in 2019. 
 
Since being elected as the Chairman in May 2017, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has been focused on continuing the growth that was started in 2013. The new strategic plan, commemorative coin program and preparations for celebrating the greatest accomplishment of humankind - Apollo 50th - provides an opportunity to highlight the impact Astronaut Scholars have on our space program, homeland security, technologies and products that impact our daily lives. 
 
Last year, ASF introduced a new recognition program in partnership with the Armstrong family and Purdue University for scholar alum, the Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence, focused on recognizing the achievements and accomplishments scholars have during their careers. Neil Armstrong represented some of the greatest virtues and qualities and Astronaut Scholars continuously strive for these qualities.  I am pleased and honored to lead an organization that continues to evolve programs to have a tremendous impact on the scholars who can and will lead the innovation for America.
 
As Chairman, it is the goal of the Board to ensure that ASF is always looking ahead over the next 5 -10 years in terms of impact and ensuring we have the "right" people and ideas in place to achieve what we set out to accomplish.
 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
NTEE Information
Primary Organization Type Education
Primary Organization SubType Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
Secondary Organization Type Science & Technology
Secondary Organiztion SubType Engineering
Tertiary Organization Type Education
Tertiary Organization SubType Undergraduate Colleges
Areas Served
Geographic Areas Served
AZ
CO
FL
GA
IL
IN
KS - Lawrence
KY
LA
MA
MN
MO
ND
NY
OH
OK
PA
RI
SC
TX
VA
WA
WI
NC
MI
CA

 ASF works with partnering universities throughout the United States to award merit-based scholars. The universities must meet certain criteria for consideration which includes being highly ranked among top universities providing STEM undergraduate programs and offering graduate level research opportunities for undergraduates.

Additionally, through the internet, adults and students everywhere are able to access the history told first hand of space flight through our website. Several programs and educational seminars are held throughout the year to provide a glimpse into the past space programs, the future of space and innovation, and a chance to learn from our scholars what new frontiers are being explored.
 

Goals
HelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.

Since the inception of the Foundation in 1984, Astronauts have inspired America's youth to become explorers, entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists and engineers. The science and technology fields are critical to the success of America for the long-term. To date, ASF has played a role in this effort through educational events and lectures and by awarding prestigious merit-based scholars.

As ASF looks at the next 3 years, the goals are as follows:

Goal 1: Be the nation’s leading merit-based scholarship for upper level undergraduate engineering and science students who are U.S. citizens.

Goal 2: Provide development and enrichment opportunities for Astronaut Scholars to engage with industry leaders and enhance their professional careers.

Goal 3: Recognize outstanding accomplishments and achievements of Astronaut Scholar alumni.

Goal 4:  Establish relationships, provide access, and facilitate opportunities for Astronaut Scholars to present their inventions, business plans, proposed ventures, research proposals, and other ideas and initiatives to potential investors and supporters.

Goal 5: Develop metrics to measure the effectiveness of each program and return on investment.

 
Strategies
HelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?
To accomplish these goals, ASF has strategically identified benchmarks for defining success. The overarching focus for achieving these goals started with ensuring ASF has the proper staffing structure and professional staff to achieve the goals outlined. The tactical strategies to achieve success include the following:
  • Working closely with university liaisons to identify "best practice" methods
  • Increasing corporate partners providing mentors and internship opportunities
  • Developing an interactive website and educational tools
  • Developing and implementing necessary programs to facilitate lifelong support
  • Developing and implementing the new Innovators Weekend & Gala featuring the Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence 

We believe these types of strategies will serve the Astronaut Scholars well in their careers, will provide support and connections for the scholars as they continue their path and provide them with an opportunity to engage and support future Astronaut Scholars for years to come. The Astronaut Scholars are the astronauts' legacy.

 
Capabilities
HelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?

We have 40 partnering universities who are active in helping to achieve the merit-based process for scholar selections. We have expertise from academia, entrepreneurs, private investors, and industry leaders that volunteer to shape our programs, provide support and the guidance to be successful.

With the passage of the Commemorative Coin into law, ASF has the opportunity to raise $3 million to match the awarded surcharge amount of approximately $3 million. These funds are restricted to the scholar programs and will help ensure that ASF is able to provide the support for Astronaut Scholars for years to come. The support of our corporate partners and individual donors is crucial to the short-term success as well. Some of our corporate partnerships include: Jacobs, 3M, Vencore, Engility, Lockheed Martin,  Wreyford Foundation, Texas Mason's/ Tranquility Lodge, Delaware North, and Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex and Space Coast Office of Tourism. Their support and relationships help to advance the mission.

At the heart of our organization are the astronauts and the individuals involved with ASF. We employ thirteen staff that are dedicated to supporting our scholars and providing opportunities for the general public to learn, question and be inspired. We have more than 100 astronauts from every space program supporting ASF in various ways, as well as more than 250 scholar alumni who are still active in some capacity in giving back.

Indicators
HelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact?

ASF continues to track and document each scholar's progress through the years to demonstrate the impact of the Scholarship Program. New metrics are being put in place including surveys to evaluate the programs being delivered to ensure ASF is providing education that is useful, necessary, and not a duplication. We will be tracking the number of internships offered, job placement, innovative collaborations and other networking benefits that have transpired from the various programs.

ASF will keep track of the number of students and general public that participate in lectures, educational events and online educational video postings.
 

Progress
HelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?

We are increasing the number of partnering universities from 35 to 40 and increasing the number of scholarships from 40 to 45. This increase has allowed for the opportunity to grow the number of volunteers involved in our Scholar Selection Committee and provide deeper engagement opportunities.

 The Innovative Leader Mentor Program began as a "pilot" project in 2014 with 27 relationships and has grown to more than 40 today.

We are launching our Professional Development Program this year in New York with the support of RBC (Royal Bank of Canada as our partner). Scholars will have an opportunity to participate in at least six Professional Development Series during the course of the year. 
Programs
Description

More than 40 prestigious merit-based scholarships are awarded annually across the country to the top undergraduate upperclassmen at participating universities. Each scholarship recipient receives financial support up to $10,000 to offset the cost of tuition, housing, or research conferences.

The criteria and selection process for the scholarship is extremely vigorous. ASF partners with some of the top STEM universities in the country, including UCF,  and nominees must be nominated by their faculty. The universities have an internal review board that screens at least eight nominees and provides ASF with the top two. ASF has an internal Scholar Selection Committee comprised of astronauts, academia, and scholar alumni who select the top one to award at each university. In addition to having top grades, students are reviewed on their current research in selected field, innovation, creativity, ambition, and leadership.
 
Working with universities, students receive their scholarship awards at their university from an astronaut during an education seminar that is open to the student body, surrounding schools, and general public. To date, ASF has awarded more than $4 million in scholarships.
Population Served US
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. The long term change will be ASF's role a in assisting the brightest individuals in science and engineering to reach a point in their careers where they are able to have significant affects on innovation and exploration. Our vision is to continue their professional development and network beyond providing the inspiration and encouragement through the Scholarship Program.
Description The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation awards the best and brightest STEM students in the nation. These great minds and vast talent could be limited if the right outlets are not found or the path-changing doors not opened. The transition from school to professional future endeavors is often a rocky one and our available mentor pool of talent overflows with successful business and industry leaders as well as the scholar alumni who have successfully launched their life’s quest into the professional realm. The insight passed from mentor to mentee will propel these scholars in the right direction to fully recognize and utilize their world-changing potential.

The structure of the Mentor Leadership initiative is based on the knowledge and wisdom shared in order to promote successful researchers, professionals and world changers. Age and experience fuel the mentor in advising and steering the up-and-coming professional with knowledge and wisdom that only time and that past experience can provide. Through this program, we offer the opportunity to build peer support, friendships, courses on professional development and guidance to help the students become successful professionals. At a minimum, the pair communicates monthly for one year that typically includes guidance for transition into workforce, networking connections and feedback offered by the “seasoned” executive, astronaut or astronaut scholar. The impact the Astronaut Scholarship has on the students starts with the monetary award and continues into their careers and beyond as contacts are made, professional pathways followed and successes are reached; this is paid forward/given back as the mentees become the new mentors.

Population Served
Description The Professional Development Program is a new initiative that is designed to continue to assist the Astronaut Scholars in advancing their career path. A minimum of four topics are offered annually to the scholars and include the topics they have identified as relevant to their success. The topics include: Soft Skills for the Workplace, What They Don't Teach You in Engineering School, Becoming a Leader, Entrepreneurship and other topics related to the workforce.
Population Served
Description In 2017, ASF will host the inaugural Innovators Weekend & Gala featuring the Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence in Washington, D.C. All incoming 2017/2018 Astronaut Scholars will be flown to the Nation's capital for three days of networking with leaders, attending corporate tours in various industries, attend Professional Development programs and receive their awards and recognition for their American Heroes. An Astronaut Scholar Alum will be recognized for his/her innovation and accomplishments in their field. The Armstrong family will present the Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence to the alum.
Population Served US
Adults
Other Named Groups
Description
Berkeley University
Mississippi State University
Auburn
University of Massachusetts
Colorado State 
Population Served
Comments
CEO Comments As ASF continues to increase the number of Astronaut Scholars, it is important to provide the scholars with experiences that may impact their future professional course in life. Through the relationship with ASF as an Astronaut Scholar, relationships with the astronauts and supporters, the door can be opened for a scholar that may help advance their work, career, or even find a private investor for their start up. The new initiatives are built with an understanding that these merit-based scholars are the legacy of the astronauts and game-changers of tomorrow. At ASF, we are here to support, inspire, and connect them along the way.
Board Chair
Board Chair Curt Brown
Company Affiliation Astronaut, Shuttle
Term May 2017 to May 2020
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Lisa Schott
Company Affiliation Quietly Making Noise
Term Start May 2014 June 2017
Board
Board Members
NameCompany AffiliationsStatusCertificate*
Scott Altman Voting
Patrick Biltgen Voting
Larry Bradley Space Telescope Science InstituteVoting
Dan Brandenstein Astronaut, ShuttleVoting
Curt Brown SuncountryVoting
Kevin Chilton Voting
Vincent Cimino Voting
Richard Covey Astronaut, ShuttleVoting
Charlie Duke Astronaut, ApolloVoting
Chris Ferguson BoeingVoting
Jeff Hoffman Massachusettes Institute of TechnologyVoting
Captain James Lovell Astronaut, Gemini & ApolloVoting
Michael Neukamm Grey RobinsonVoting
Charles Precourt Orbital ATKVoting
Lisa Schott Quietly Making NoiseVoting
Brewster Shaw Astronaut, Shuttle
Kathryn Thornton University of VirginiaVoting
Al Worden AstronautVotingNo
*This individual has been awarded a Certificate in Orientation to Board Service by the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College ebi.rollins.edu,
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Policies
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Standing Committees
Committee Name
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Finance
Executive
Scholarship
Nominating
Additional Board/s Members and Affiliations
Advisory Board
NameCompany Affiliation
Andrew Allen
Rick Armstrong Astronaut Son
Ann Brown
LeVar Burton
Patty Carpenter Founder's widow
Laura Shepard Churchley Founder's Daughter
Arthur Coleman
Suzi Cooper Founder's widow
Richard Garriott
Robert "Hoot" Gibson Astronaut
Rebecca Griffin
Tom Hanks Actor
Bill Jaeger
Jarret Lafleur Sandia Labs
James Long
Dr. James Mault Qualcomm
Joe Mayer
Lawrence McGlynn McGlynn, Clinton, and Hall Insurance
Harvey Al Miller Retired
Dirk Raemdonck Retired
Bob Sieck
General Thomas Stafford Gemini Astronaut
Carol Tyler Conrad Foundation
Ox van Hoften
Steve Wirth
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Tammy Sudler
Term Start Oct 2013
Email Tammy@astronautscholarship.org
Experience Mrs. Sudler has more than a decade of experience leading organizational growth for non-profit start-ups, developing major gift campaigns, and cultivating successful community outreach strategies. Mrs. Sudler gained her work experience with national organizations, local mid-size non-profits, and by leading a start-up organization. She utilizes her skills to continue expanding the impact on people with an interest in STEM education.
CEO Salary Range $100,001 - $125,000
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 12
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 200
Number of Contract Staff 2
Senior Staff
Title EVP of External Affairs
Experience/Biography

Laura Cutchens is a Central Florida native and an experienced Marketing Executive with 30+ years of involvement in the private and public (nonprofit) sectors. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, an extensive national network, and is an engaged volunteer in the Central Florida Community. Her professional background centers on fundraising, marketing, event management, business development, and partnership engagement. She previously served as the Director of Development at the Conductive Education Center of Orlando for two and a half years and at the Diocese of Orlando for nearly twelve years.

Before joining the non-profit arena, Laura’s work focused on relationship building and business development for several national internet start-up companies. Laura is also a managing partner at two Orlando-based niche marketing firms, Carina Marketing and Champion Collegiate Recruiting. Additionally, Laura currently serves on the Sweetwater Episcopal Academy’s Board of Directors and served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Florida Chapter (AFP) in 2015.

Title Vice President of Programs
Experience/Biography

Justin Miller is an Orlando, Florida native, a 20-year United States Navy veteran, and an experienced leader with a background in intelligence and cryptology. He has a Master of Arts in Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He is a graduate of the Navy's Senior Enlisted Academy at the Navy War College in Rhode Island and is also a graduate of the National Security Agency's (ADCL) mid-level executive leadership program.

While on active-duty, Justin earned multiple naval warfare designations (Information Warfare, Surface Warfare, and Aviation Warfare) and he is a Navy Master Training Specialist. He is a decorated Sailor, now retired, who was recognized throughout his Navy career for his professionalism, leadership, and expertise as an intelligence and cryptologic professional.

Justin is a New Leaders Council Institute Graduate and NLC-Orlando Board Advisor, a Truman National Security Project Defense Council Alum, and an American Military University Political Science Scholar. He is also a member of the American Political Science Association, the Central Florida Navy League, the National Defense Industrial Association of Central Florida, and is a Lifetime Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. His is a member of the Orlando Mayor’s Military Advisory Board and is a US Global Leadership Coalition Veterans for Smart Power network member.

Title Vice President of Finance and Operations
Experience/Biography

Matthew Carver is a Florida native and has a Master of Business Administration, with an accounting concentration, and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. He is also an Eagle Scout and BSA Leader and Scouting mentor. He has an extensive background in accounting, auditing, and bookkeeping and has served on multiple auditing teams, conducting financial reviews, audits, and risk assessments on both public organizations and private firms throughout the state of Florida. He is an active member in his community, holding membership with the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Government Finance Officer Association, having served on the Comprehensive Annual Report Review Committee, and church committees. He is also bi-lingual and speaks and reads both English and Japanese and actively supports the BSA Scouting community, dedicating nearly 200 hours annually to mentoring and shaping the lives of local youth.

Plans
Organization has Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2016
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Other
Collaborations

NASA

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

STEM Councils and organizations
 
Various partnering universities 
State Registration Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Expiration Month Dec
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Expiration Year 2018
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$426,352$576,132$599,198
$0$0$0
$417,942$453,548$392,026
Investment Income, Net of Losses$913,568$270,473$769,231
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$182,395$125,072$238,127
Revenue In-Kind$0$655$188,028
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocations
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,040,584$870,149$825,183
Administration Expense$237,016$156,110$145,499
Fundraising Expense$134,774$104,083$91,078
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.371.262.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%77%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue22%15%11%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$10,373,968$9,795,395$9,150,456
Current Assets$1,293,207$1,155,943$958,861
Long-Term Liabilities$0$72,076$30,685
Current Liabilities$50,254$0$0
Total Net Assets$10,323,614$9,723,319$9,119,771
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $913,568Foundations, Corporations and Individuals $576,132Investment $769,231
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations, Corporations and Individuals $426,352Earned Revenue $453,548Individuals, foundations and corporations $599,198
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $417,942Investment Income $270,473Earned revenue $392,026
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities25.73----
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%1%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Dates Jan 2018 - Dec 2021
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
CEO Comments The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation in the fiscal area continued to perform with consistency over the past 30 years.  Over the years, ASF has been able to produced large cash flows from limited Mercury 7 and Apollo special events and auctions.  This has allowed ASF build a reserve account to ensure sustainability for the organization.
 
The challenges in today's economy are real for college students and at no time has the importance to inspire and support STEM innovators been greater for the success of America. While ASF has the goal of increasing the scholarships awarded and mentors offered to help shape the future workforce, it is imperative that we maintain our fiscal discipline.  We are committed to reviewing our business strategies and making the appropriate decisions necessary to have the greatest impact.
 
The challenges are similar to any other organization or business, satisfying supporters, patrons, and contractual obligations while controlling the expenses. 
 
Foundation Comments
Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Notes Programs listed here are those that are only activated during a disaster. Some organizations have unified budgeting and do not budget by program. Because of this, some budget fields may be blank or represent an approximation. Organization describes previous experience during the immediate response, recovery or rebuilding phases following a disaster.
Nonprofit Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Inc.
Address 651 Danville Drive, Suite 101
Orlando, FL 328250001
Primary Phone (407) 362-7900
CEO/Executive Director Tammy Sudler
Board Chair Curt Brown
Board Chair Company Affiliation Astronaut, Shuttle
Year of Incorporation 1985