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

Marine Biological Laboratory

Biological discovery in Woods Hole

three stars

86.63

7 MBL Street Woods Hole, MA 02543
tel: (508) 289-7423   Web Site
EIN: 04-2104690

Board Leadership
Robert J. Zimmer
Chair

CEO
Melina Hale and Neil Shubin
Interim Co-Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.63 three stars
  Financial 88.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is an international center for research, education, and training in biology. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago. The MBL currently supports a year-round staff of more than 250 scientists and support staff working in such fields as cell and developmental biology, ecology, microbiology, molecular evolution, global infectious disease, neurobiology, and sensory physiology. Each summer, an additional 1,400 scientists and advanced students from around the world come to the MBL to study the diverse and abundant marine organisms found in local waters. The laboratory's educational program plays a significant role in training the world's experimental biologists.

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is an international center for research, education, and training in biology. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago. The MBL currently supports a year-round staff of more than 250 scientists and support staff working in such fields as cell and developmental biology, ecology, microbiology, molecular evolution, global infectious disease, neurobiology, and sensory physiology. Each summer, an additional 1,400 scientists and advanced students from around the world come to the MBL to study the diverse and abundant marine organisms found in local waters. The laboratory's educational program plays a significant role in training the world's experimental biologists.

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Financial

three stars

88.51

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
91.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.65
  Program Expenses Growth -3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marine Biological Laboratory on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marine Biological Laboratory on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,537,535
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,350
   Fundraising Events $26,020
   Related Organizations $9,009,667
   Government Grants $14,497,928
Total Contributions $32,072,500
   Program Service Revenue $12,421,913
Total Primary Revenue $44,494,413
   Other Revenue $1,777,751
TOTAL REVENUE $46,272,164
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $39,494,721
   Administrative Expenses $3,406,299
   Fundraising Expenses $1,106,921
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $44,007,941
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,264,223
   
Net Assets $165,490,312

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$621,363 1.41% Huntington Willard President

Mission

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is an international center for research, education, and training in biology. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago. The MBL currently supports a year-round staff of more than 250 scientists and support staff working in such fields as cell and developmental biology, ecology, microbiology, molecular evolution, global infectious disease, neurobiology, and sensory physiology. Each summer, an additional 1,400 scientists and advanced students from around the world come to the MBL to study the diverse and abundant marine organisms found in local waters. The laboratory's educational program plays a significant role in training the world's experimental biologists.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.63 three stars
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MA) 93.39 four stars
New York Academy of Sciences (NY) 88.14 three stars
American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 89.17 three stars
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (DC) 86.83 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
tel: (508) 289-7423
fax: (508) 289-7931
EIN: 04-2104690

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Board Leadership

Robert J. Zimmer
Chair

CEO

Melina Hale and Neil Shubin
Interim Co-Directors