Health : Medical Research

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Where cures begin

93.03

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

Board Leadership
Daniel C. Lewis
Chair

CEO
Rusty Gage
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.03
  Financial 94.26
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

94.26

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.75
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.7%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $93,846,140
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $671,928
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $71,765,660
Total Contributions $166,283,728
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $166,283,728
   Other Revenue $23,032,739
TOTAL REVENUE $189,316,467
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $115,554,471
   Administrative Expenses $15,838,463
   Fundraising Expenses $5,597,759
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $136,990,693
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $52,325,774
   
Net Assets $457,416,452

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$812,436 0.59% Fred Gage President, Professor
Other Salaries of Note
$576,136 0.42% Elizabeth Blackburn Former President

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 93.03
The Jackson Laboratory (ME) 96.60
American Federation for Aging Research (NY) 95.93
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (NY) 89.96
Hereditary Disease Foundation (NY) 92.58

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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

Daniel C. Lewis
Chair

CEO

Rusty Gage
President