Health : Medical Research

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
Irwin Mark Jacobs
Chair

CEO
Elizabeth Blackburn
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 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.73
  Program Expenses Growth -1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.1%
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 $56,083,907
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $749,485
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $49,187,327
Total Contributions $106,020,719
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $106,020,719
   Other Revenue $19,244,968
TOTAL REVENUE $125,265,687
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $98,899,993
   Administrative Expenses $12,188,293
   Fundraising Expenses $4,901,231
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $115,989,517
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,276,170
   
Net Assets $377,018,995

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,571,435 1.35% William R. Brody 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.

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Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 90.71 four stars
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American Federation for Aging Research (NY) 94.76 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

Irwin Mark Jacobs
Chair

CEO

Elizabeth Blackburn
President

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