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

Marine Biological Laboratory

Biological discovery in Woods Hole

three stars

86.19

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

Board Leadership
Robert J. Zimmer
Chair

CEO
Huntington F. Willard
President and Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.19 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
92.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.50
  Program Expenses Growth -3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.5%
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 $3,947,220
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $23,625
   Fundraising Events $20,020
   Related Organizations $10,050,333
   Government Grants $14,998,712
Total Contributions $29,039,910
   Program Service Revenue $11,509,363
Total Primary Revenue $40,549,273
   Other Revenue $12,753,053
TOTAL REVENUE $53,302,326
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $40,847,022
   Administrative Expenses $2,795,485
   Fundraising Expenses $1,126,012
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $44,768,519
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,533,807
   
Net Assets $167,928,249

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$356,154 0.79% Joan Ruderman President --
Other Salaries of Note
Not compensated -- Arthur Sussman Interim President, Director $365,675

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.

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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

Huntington F. Willard
President and Director

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