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

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

A research and educational institution

four stars

92.80

One Bungtown Road Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
tel: (516) 367-8840   Web Site
EIN: 11-2013303

Board Leadership
Jamie C. Nicholls
Chair

CEO
Bruce Stillman
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.80 four stars
  Financial 92.62 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is a private institution with research programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics and a broad educational mission. We are at the forefront of efforts in molecular biology and genetics to generate knowledge that will yield better diagnostics and treatments for cancer, neurological diseases and other major causes of human suffering, and that will lead to improved and more diverse food resources and more efficient biofuels. Each year 12,000 of the world's leading life scientists attend CSHL's legendary Meetings and Courses program and seminal Banbury conferences to present and evaluate new data and ideas in biological research. CSHL's Watson School of Biological Sciences trains the next generation of scientists through an innovative Ph.D. program and other educational offerings, while the DNA Learning Centers educate the public about genetics through the nation's first science centers dedicated to this purpose. The CSHL Press publishes textbooks, laboratory manuals, and research journals that are among the most highly cited in their fields.

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is a private institution with research programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics and a broad educational mission. We are at the forefront of efforts in molecular biology and genetics to generate knowledge that will yield better diagnostics and treatments for cancer, neurological diseases and other major causes of human suffering, and that will lead to improved and more diverse food resources and more efficient biofuels. Each year 12,000 of the world's leading life scientists attend CSHL's legendary Meetings and Courses program and seminal Banbury conferences to present and evaluate new data and ideas in biological research. CSHL's Watson School of Biological Sciences trains the next generation of scientists through an innovative Ph.D. program and other educational offerings, while the DNA Learning Centers educate the public about genetics through the nation's first science centers dedicated to this purpose. The CSHL Press publishes textbooks, laboratory manuals, and research journals that are among the most highly cited in their fields.

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Financial

four stars

92.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.23
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (NY) 92.80 four stars
Long Now Foundation (CA) 90.03 four stars
Mind & Life Institute (VA) 92.19 four stars
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 95.24 four stars
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (ME) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $73,866,527
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,482,283
   Related Organizations $5,194,491
   Government Grants $53,637,682
Total Contributions $137,180,983
   Program Service Revenue $22,570,964
Total Primary Revenue $159,751,947
   Other Revenue $10,491,486
TOTAL REVENUE $170,243,433
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $127,184,798
   Administrative Expenses $17,982,449
   Fundraising Expenses $2,464,277
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $147,631,524
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,611,909
   
Net Assets $571,123,165

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
Research $96,720,441 76.0%
Education Meetings & Courses $17,009,143 13.4%
Publications $8,238,548 6.5%

Ratings History
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 92.80 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 93.70 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.40 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 90.00 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 88.84 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 91.76 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 97.54 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 92.53 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.53 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 89.09 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 92.80 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 93.72 four stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 95.68 four stars
2005-12 08/01/2007 96.64 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 98.60 four stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 98.91 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 98.93 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 98.49 four stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 98.54 four 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 11-2013303
Name in IRS Master File COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY
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 (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related activities
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 August, 1964
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$626,637 0.42% Bruce Stillman President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$2,527,948 1.71% W. Dillaway Ayres Chief Operating Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (NY) 92.80 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
tel: (516) 367-8840
fax: (516) 367-8850
EIN: 11-2013303

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Board Leadership

Jamie C. Nicholls
Chair

CEO

Bruce Stillman
President, CEO

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