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Research and Public Policy : Non-Medical Science & Technology Research

Santa Fe Institute

Creating a new kind of scientific research community

four stars

91.71

1399 Hyde Park Road Santa Fe, NM 87501
tel: (505) 984-8800   Web Site
EIN: 85-0325494

Board Leadership
Michael Mauboussin
Chair

CEO
David Krakauer
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.71 four stars
  Financial 88.99 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Santa Fe Institute is a transdisciplinary research community, founded in 1984, that expands the boundaries of scientific understanding. Its aim is to discover, comprehend, and communicate the common fundamental principles in complex physical, computational, biological, and social systems that underlie many of the most profound problems facing science and society today.

We are dedicated to developing advanced concepts and methods for these problems, and pursuing solutions at the interfaces between fields through wide-ranging collaborations, conversations, and educational programs. SFI combines expertise in quantitative theory and model building with a community and infrastructure able to support cutting-edge, distributed and team-based science. At the Santa Fe Institute, we are asking big questions that matter to science and society.

The Santa Fe Institute is a transdisciplinary research community, founded in 1984, that expands the boundaries of scientific understanding. Its aim is to discover, comprehend, and communicate the common fundamental principles in complex physical, computational, biological, and social systems that underlie many of the most profound problems facing science and society today.

We are dedicated to developing advanced concepts and methods for these problems, and pursuing solutions at the interfaces between fields through wide-ranging collaborations, conversations, and educational programs. SFI combines expertise in quantitative theory and model building with a community and infrastructure able to support cutting-edge, distributed and team-based science. At the Santa Fe Institute, we are asking big questions that matter to science and society.

Financial

three stars

88.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/21/2016 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)
71.0%
  Administrative Expenses 24.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.24
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Santa Fe Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Santa Fe Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Santa Fe Institute (NM) 91.71 four stars
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (ME) 95.80 four stars
Earthwatch Institute (MA) 87.01 three stars
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MA) 93.39 four stars
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (NY) 93.70 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,069,420
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,283,072
Total Contributions $19,352,492
   Program Service Revenue $1,455,533
Total Primary Revenue $20,808,025
   Other Revenue $1,351,355
TOTAL REVENUE $22,159,380
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,302,711
   Administrative Expenses $2,835,578
   Fundraising Expenses $490,753
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,629,042
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,530,338
   
Net Assets $34,314,912

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
Santa Fe Institute has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/21/2016 91.71 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 90.37 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 90.84 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.30 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 89.00 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 82.48 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 81.79 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 77.85 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.63 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 84.63 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 89.56 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 80.53 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 69.23 one star
2005-12 12/15/2006 82.58 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 79.81 two stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 76.76 two stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 89.44 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 86.14 three stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 85.60 three 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 85-0325494
Name in IRS Master File SANTA FE INSTITUTE
NTEE Code U20
NTEE Classification Science, General
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 November, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$113,639 0.97% David Krakauer President
Other Salaries of Note
$183,288 1.57% Jeremy Sabloff Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Santa Fe Institute (NM) 91.71 four stars
Long Now Foundation (CA) 86.51 three stars
Mote Marine Laboratory (FL) 89.83 three stars
The Planetary Society (CA) 89.87 three stars
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (NY) 89.50 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Santa Fe Institute
1399 Hyde Park Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
tel: (505) 984-8800
fax: (505) 982-0565
EIN: 85-0325494

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Board Leadership

Michael Mauboussin
Chair

CEO

David Krakauer
President

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