Health : Medical Research

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Where cures begin

four stars

92.82

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 92.82 four stars
  Financial 90.67 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

90.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.75
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.6%
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 $59,245,614
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $497,110
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $59,133,397
Total Contributions $118,876,121
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $118,876,121
   Other Revenue $23,705,618
TOTAL REVENUE $142,581,739
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $103,598,943
   Administrative Expenses $16,996,654
   Fundraising Expenses $5,014,621
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $125,610,218
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $16,971,521
   
Net Assets $403,429,158

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$380,687 0.30% Fred Gage President
Other Salaries of Note
$952,217 0.75% 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) 92.82 four stars
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (MD) 91.16 four stars
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (NY) 91.12 four stars
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OK) 98.11 four stars
The Scripps Research Institute (CA) 90.59 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

Daniel C. Lewis
Chair

CEO

Rusty Gage
President