The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is a 501(c)(3) board-only nonprofit organization, classified as a private foundation with a long term goal of achieving public charity status. All proceeds from every sale, including admission, membership and merchandise go towards funding the museum’s operations. Click here to access our 2010-2011 Annual Report to learn more about our programs and involvement in the community.
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Fairy Caitlin’s Fund
Caitlin’s Fund was established as a long-term resource to provide unrestricted operational support for The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. The Board of Directors of the museum established Caitlin’s Fund on opening day in September 2009 by setting aside 1 ½% of all revenue and unrestricted contributions received to be invested in perpetuity on behalf of the generations of patrons and friends who enjoy the museum and its programs.
As a board-designated fund, Caitlin’s Fund functions as an endowment because the money that is set aside is invested and treated as principal that will not ever be spent. A percentage of the investment’s earnings, set by the Board of Director’s each year, is used to fund museum operations. The balance of earnings is added back into the principal, along with recent allocations and new donations as they are received, so that the fund may grow and thrive alongside the museum it serves.
Caitlin’s Fund is named for The Mini Time Machine’s resident fairy. Caitlin welcomes every guest to the big world of small delights with her generous spirit and in-depth knowledge. She personifies the magical experience of The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures and its timeless mission to protect and preserve the world’s smallest treasures for generations to come.