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Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Sharing knowledge about the plant world to enhance life for people and all living things

88.68

1700 University Drive Fort Worth, TX 76107
tel: (817) 332-4441   Web Site
EIN: 75-2198196

Board Leadership
Greg Bird
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Edward Shneider
President, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.68
  Financial 88.37
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

88.37

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.47
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Botanical Research Institute of Texas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Botanical Research Institute of Texas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Botanical Research Institute of Texas (TX) 88.68
Mote Marine Laboratory (FL) 87.90
Earthwatch Institute (MA) 87.01
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (NY) 92.40
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.19

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Founded in 1987 and based in Fort Worth, Botanical Research Institute of Texas Inc. (BRIT) is an international scientific research and learning center focused on conservation and knowledge sharing. BRIT's mission is to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life. BRIT documents the diversity of plant life and conducts extensive research around the world and shares knowledge about plants to enhance life for people and all living things. In the last 10 years, BRIT scientists have located and described scores of species previously unknown to science.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,730,917
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $89,350
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $36,045
Total Contributions $18,856,312
   Program Service Revenue $296,970
Total Primary Revenue $19,153,282
   Other Revenue $472,959
TOTAL REVENUE $19,626,241
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,804,564
   Administrative Expenses $435,137
   Fundraising Expenses $464,832
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,704,533
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,921,708
   
Net Assets $78,384,574

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Education $1,504,384 39.5%
Research $998,691 26.2%
Collections $854,001 22.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.68
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 91.59
2012-12 06/01/2014 81.90

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 75-2198196
Name in IRS Master File BOTANICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXAS INC
NTEE Code U50
NTEE Classification Biological, Life Science Research
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above.  509(a)(3)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,047 2.80% Patricia Harrison Interim President
Other Salaries of Note
$174,124 3.70% Seymour Sohmer Former President

Founded in 1987 and based in Fort Worth, Botanical Research Institute of Texas Inc. (BRIT) is an international scientific research and learning center focused on conservation and knowledge sharing. BRIT's mission is to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life. BRIT documents the diversity of plant life and conducts extensive research around the world and shares knowledge about plants to enhance life for people and all living things. In the last 10 years, BRIT scientists have located and described scores of species previously unknown to science.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Botanical Research Institute of Texas (TX) 88.68
Mind & Life Institute (MA) 89.35
American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 88.84
Mote Marine Laboratory (FL) 87.90
North Carolina Agricultural Foundation (NC) 96.12

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Charity Contact Info

Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
tel: (817) 332-4441
fax: (817) 332-4112
EIN: 75-2198196

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Board Leadership

Greg Bird
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Edward Shneider
President, Executive Director

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