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The Jackson Laboratory

Leading the search for tomorrow's cures

four stars

95.21

600 Main Street Bar Harbor, ME 04609
tel: (800) 474-9880   Web Site
EIN: 01-0211513

Board Leadership
David J. Roux
Chair

CEO
Edison Liu
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.21 four stars
  Financial 94.54 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Jackson Laboratory, founded in 1929, is an independent, nonprofit organization focusing on mammalian genetics research to advance human health. Our mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. We have 40 principal investigators leading research groups in six major areas: cancers, computational biology bioinformatics, developmental and reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic diseases, and neurobiology. Along with our research we provide scientific resources, techniques, software and data to scientists around the world. We breed and manage colonies of mice to supply other research institutions and laboratories.

The Jackson Laboratory, founded in 1929, is an independent, nonprofit organization focusing on mammalian genetics research to advance human health. Our mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. We have 40 principal investigators leading research groups in six major areas: cancers, computational biology bioinformatics, developmental and reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic diseases, and neurobiology. Along with our research we provide scientific resources, techniques, software and data to scientists around the world. We breed and manage colonies of mice to supply other research institutions and laboratories.

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Financial

four stars

94.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.25
  Program Expenses Growth 10.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Jackson Laboratory on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Jackson Laboratory on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Jackson Laboratory (ME) 95.21 four stars
American Federation for Aging Research (NY) 92.92 four stars
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (NY) 91.12 four stars
Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 92.82 four stars
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (MD) 96.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,349,840
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $86,743,072
Total Contributions $100,092,912
   Program Service Revenue $257,779,916
Total Primary Revenue $357,872,828
   Other Revenue $18,092,996
TOTAL REVENUE $375,965,824
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $278,755,579
   Administrative Expenses $53,783,773
   Fundraising Expenses $3,054,812
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $335,594,164
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $40,371,660
   
Net Assets $712,914,348

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
Develop and Provide Genetic Resources $138,972,210 49.9%
Biomedical Research $131,013,672 47.0%
Education and Training $8,769,697 3.1%

Ratings History
The Jackson Laboratory has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 95.21 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 93.16 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 95.23 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.35 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 91.47 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.34 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 94.93 four stars
2011-05 09/01/2013 98.45 four stars
2011-05 08/01/2012 92.06 four stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 94.25 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-05 11/24/2010 90.75 four stars
2008-05 10/01/2009 83.90 three stars
2007-05 03/01/2009 81.35 three stars
2006-05 06/01/2008 88.25 three stars
2005-05 10/01/2006 89.80 three stars
2004-05 09/01/2005 93.08 four stars
2003-05 07/01/2004 93.25 four stars
2002-05 08/01/2003 93.06 four stars
2001-05 10/15/2002 90.31 four stars
2000-05 04/15/2002 84.30 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 01-0211513
Name in IRS Master File JACKSON LABORATORY
NTEE Code H92
NTEE Classification Biomedicine, Bioengineering Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Scientific 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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1950
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
$1,502,989 0.44% Edison T. Liu President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Jackson Laboratory (ME) 95.21 four stars
Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 92.82 four stars
LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation (MA) 85.38 three stars
American Federation for Aging Research (NY) 92.92 four stars
The Scripps Research Institute (CA) 90.57 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Jackson Laboratory
600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
tel: (800) 474-9880
EIN: 01-0211513

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 254
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

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Board Leadership

David J. Roux
Chair

CEO

Edison Liu
President & CEO

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