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Research and Public Policy : Non-Medical Science & Technology Research

Botanical Research Institute of Texas

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

three stars

87.81

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

Board Leadership
Gregory A. Bird
Chair of the Board

CEO
Edward Shneider
President, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.81 three stars
  Financial 86.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

86.74

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
71.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.33
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
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) 87.81 three stars
Institute of Noetic Sciences (CA) 92.50 four stars
New York Academy of Sciences (NY) 87.84 three stars
Global Footprint Network (CA) 85.32 three stars
The Rodale Institute (PA) 96.79 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,569,847
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $45,704
   Fundraising Events $237,919
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,853,470
   Program Service Revenue $648,142
Total Primary Revenue $4,501,612
   Other Revenue $844,827
TOTAL REVENUE $5,346,439
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,830,312
   Administrative Expenses $910,844
   Fundraising Expenses $735,718
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,476,874
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-130,435
   
Net Assets $22,585,473

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 $1,811,093 47.3%
Research $785,128 20.5%
Collections $609,551 15.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 87.81 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 85.94 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 88.36 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 87.27 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 91.59 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 81.90 three stars

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 Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$315,659 5.76% Edward Schneider President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Botanical Research Institute of Texas (TX) 87.81 three stars
American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 89.15 three stars
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (NY) 93.83 four stars
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.26 three stars
Mote Marine Laboratory (FL) 91.42 four stars

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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

Gregory A. Bird
Chair of the Board

CEO

Edward Shneider
President, Executive Director

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