Health : Medical Research

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Where cures begin

four stars

91.35

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
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.35 four stars
  Financial 88.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

88.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.68
  Program Expenses Growth -1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.0%
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 $69,109,939
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,130,441
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $47,727,245
Total Contributions $117,967,625
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $117,967,625
   Other Revenue $13,892,165
TOTAL REVENUE $131,859,790
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $100,243,398
   Administrative Expenses $14,696,252
   Fundraising Expenses $4,424,614
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $119,364,264
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,495,526
   
Net Assets $385,066,568

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$930,438 0.77% Elizabeth Blackburn 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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 91.35 four stars
The Jackson Laboratory (ME) 93.16 four stars
LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation (MA) 89.02 three stars
Hereditary Disease Foundation (NY) 94.62 four stars
The Scripps Research Institute (CA) 89.86 three 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
President