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Monell Chemical Senses Center

Advancing discovery in taste and smell

three stars

84.42

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

Board Leadership
David Macnair, Ph.D.
Chair

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

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.42 three stars
  Financial 79.12 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

two stars

79.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
73.2%
  Administrative Expenses 20.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.27
  Program Expenses Growth -3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.4%
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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Monell Chemical Senses Center (PA) 84.42 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,621,592
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $40,800
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,970,469
Total Contributions $13,632,861
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $13,632,861
   Other Revenue $122,961
TOTAL REVENUE $13,755,822
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,704,376
   Administrative Expenses $2,635,685
   Fundraising Expenses $868,073
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,208,134
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $547,688
   
Net Assets $16,736,906

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 $9,704,376 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 84.42 three stars
2018-06 02/01/2020 86.22 three stars
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 CENTER
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$265,825 2.01% Robert Margolskee President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Monell Chemical Senses Center (PA) 84.42 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

David Macnair, Ph.D.
Chair

CEO

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

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