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Health : Medical Research

The Jackson Laboratory

Leading the search for tomorrow's cures

96.60

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 96.60
  Financial 97.35
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

97.35

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 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)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.14
  Program Expenses Growth 11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.8%
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) 96.60
Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 93.03
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (MD) 98.23
American Federation for Aging Research (NY) 95.93
The Scripps Research Institute (CA) 93.86

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,397,600
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $114,676,261
Total Contributions $131,073,861
   Program Service Revenue $318,712,842
Total Primary Revenue $449,786,703
   Other Revenue $10,336,714
TOTAL REVENUE $460,123,417
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $347,903,103
   Administrative Expenses $55,115,988
   Fundraising Expenses $5,193,777
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $408,212,868
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $51,910,549
   
Net Assets $835,322,733

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 $193,912,235 55.7%
Biomedical Research $145,252,755 41.8%
Education and Training $8,738,113 2.5%

Ratings History
The Jackson Laboratory has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 10/01/2021 96.60
2018-12 07/01/2020 96.53
2017-12 04/01/2019 95.21
2016-12 06/01/2018 93.16
2015-12 06/01/2017 95.23
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.35
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 91.47
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.34
2012-12 04/01/2014 94.93
2011-05 09/01/2013 98.45
2011-05 08/01/2012 92.06
2010-05 09/20/2011 94.25
 
CN 1.0
2009-05 11/24/2010 90.75
2008-05 10/01/2009 83.90
2007-05 03/01/2009 81.35
2006-05 06/01/2008 88.25
2005-05 10/01/2006 89.80
2004-05 09/01/2005 93.08
2003-05 07/01/2004 93.25
2002-05 08/01/2003 93.06

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,375,547 0.33% Edison T. Liu President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Jackson Laboratory (ME) 96.60
Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 93.03
LuMind IDSC Down Syndrome Foundation (MA) 86.98
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (MD) 98.23
American Federation for Aging Research (NY) 95.93

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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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