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Monell Chemical Senses Center

Advancing discovery in taste and smell

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three stars

86.45

3500 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
tel: (267) 519-4715   Web Site
EIN: 23-2020897

Board Leadership
Dwight R. Riskey, Ph.D.
Chair

CEO
Robert F. Margolskee, MD, Ph.D.
Director & President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.45 three stars
  Financial 82.17 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1967, Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world's only independent scientific institute dedicated to interdisciplinary basic research on the senses of taste and smell. Monell is a nexus where outstanding scientists from many disciplines work together to focus on a common objective: understanding the mechanisms and functions of taste and smell and how these senses relate to human health. The Center's integrated research approaches range from basic molecular biology to behavioral neuroscience, from cellular biology to comparative ecology, from analytical chemistry to clinical work with human patients. Monell scientists are at the forefront of discovery, exploring the senses of taste and smell in order to answer pressing questions about health, behavior, and the environment that we could not even foresee a decade ago.

Established in 1967, Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world's only independent scientific institute dedicated to interdisciplinary basic research on the senses of taste and smell. Monell is a nexus where outstanding scientists from many disciplines work together to focus on a common objective: understanding the mechanisms and functions of taste and smell and how these senses relate to human health. The Center's integrated research approaches range from basic molecular biology to behavioral neuroscience, from cellular biology to comparative ecology, from analytical chemistry to clinical work with human patients. Monell scientists are at the forefront of discovery, exploring the senses of taste and smell in order to answer pressing questions about health, behavior, and the environment that we could not even foresee a decade ago.

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Financial

three stars

82.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
75.1%
  Administrative Expenses 18.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth -6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Monell Chemical Senses Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Monell Chemical Senses Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Monell Chemical Senses Center (PA) 86.45 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,955,270
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,558,005
Total Contributions $11,513,275
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,513,275
   Other Revenue $251,172
TOTAL REVENUE $11,764,447
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,729,217
   Administrative Expenses $2,697,477
   Fundraising Expenses $915,902
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,342,596
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,578,149
   
Net Assets $15,713,691

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
Science & Technology Research $9,729,217 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 86.45 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 85.06 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 86.96 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.46 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 82.95 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 90.40 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 91.74 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 85.34 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.21 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 85.47 three stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 89.68 three stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 92.97 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 93.05 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 91.36 four stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 94.38 four stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 92.24 four stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 88.92 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 23-2020897
Name in IRS Master File MONELL CHEMICAL SENSES
NTEE Code H90
NTEE Classification Medical Specialty Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (199) Other scientific research 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 Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$251,910 1.88% Robert Margolskee President

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Monell Chemical Senses Center (PA) 86.45 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Monell Chemical Senses Center
3500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
tel: (267) 519-4715
fax: (215) 898-2084
EIN: 23-2020897

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Board Leadership

Dwight R. Riskey, Ph.D.
Chair

CEO

Robert F. Margolskee, MD, Ph.D.
Director & President

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