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Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Where cures begin

four stars

90.71

10010 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 453-4100   Web Site
EIN: 95-2160097

Board Leadership
Dan Lewis
Chair

CEO
Rusty Gage
Interim President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Salk Institute embodies Jonas Salk's mission to dare to make dreams into reality. We explore the very foundations of life, seeking new realities in neuroscience, genetics, immunology and more. We are small by choice, intimate by nature, fearless in the face of any challenge. We live to discover. Be it cancer or Alzheimer's, aging or diabetes, we understand that every cure has a starting point. Salk is where cures begin.

The Salk Institute embodies Jonas Salk's mission to dare to make dreams into reality. We explore the very foundations of life, seeking new realities in neuroscience, genetics, immunology and more. We are small by choice, intimate by nature, fearless in the face of any challenge. We live to discover. Be it cancer or Alzheimer's, aging or diabetes, we understand that every cure has a starting point. Salk is where cures begin.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.45
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Salk Institute for Biological Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Salk Institute for Biological Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 90.71 four stars
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (NY) 86.67 three stars
McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences (MT) 91.18 four stars
Center for Infectious Disease Research (WA) 89.02 three stars
Hereditary Disease Foundation (NY) 86.99 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $52,490,683
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $861,970
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $47,802,760
Total Contributions $101,155,413
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $101,155,413
   Other Revenue $27,054,606
TOTAL REVENUE $128,210,019
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $99,341,292
   Administrative Expenses $13,163,217
   Fundraising Expenses $4,368,188
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $116,872,697
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,337,322
   
Net Assets $347,980,726

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Salk Institute for Biological Studies has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 03/01/2018 90.71 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.71 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.44 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 95.24 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2015 92.96 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 92.65 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 91.39 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 94.95 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 96.82 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.57 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 93.21 four stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 75.59 two stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 83.07 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 79.07 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 82.87 three stars
2005-06 12/01/2006 90.04 four stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 94.64 four stars
2003-06 11/01/2004 95.50 four stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 93.39 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 91.49 four 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 95-2160097
Name in IRS Master File SALK INSTITUTE FOR BIOLOGICAL STUDIES
NTEE Code U50
NTEE Classification Biological, Life Science Research
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(162) Other medical research
(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 August, 1961
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
Not compensated -- Elizabeth Blackburn President
Other Salaries of Note
$972,604 0.83% William R. Brody Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 90.71 four stars
American Federation for Aging Research (NY) 92.92 four stars
Hereditary Disease Foundation (NY) 86.99 three stars
McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences (MT) 91.18 four stars
The Jackson Laboratory (ME) 95.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Salk Institute for Biological Studies
10010 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 453-4100
fax: (858) 453-8534
EIN: 95-2160097

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Board Leadership

Dan Lewis
Chair

CEO

Rusty Gage
Interim President

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