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

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

A research and educational institution

93.95

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

Board Leadership
Marilyn H. Simons
Chair

CEO
Bruce Stillman
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.95
  Financial 96.98
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

96.98

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.30
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $159,591,701
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,735,276
   Related Organizations $5,265,803
   Government Grants $76,435,295
Total Contributions $246,028,075
   Program Service Revenue $24,277,122
Total Primary Revenue $270,305,197
   Other Revenue $37,298,891
TOTAL REVENUE $307,604,088
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $157,946,206
   Administrative Expenses $24,145,914
   Fundraising Expenses $1,860,250
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $183,952,370
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $123,651,718
   
Net Assets $845,821,256

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,013,269 0.55% Bruce Stillman CEO

Mission

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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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

Marilyn H. Simons
Chair

CEO

Bruce Stillman
President, CEO