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The Scripps Research Institute

Today's research, tomorrow's cures

four stars

90.59

10550 North Torrey Pines Road TPC2
La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (800) 788-4931   Web Site
EIN: 33-0435954

Board Leadership
John Diekman
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Peter G. Schultz
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.59 four stars
  Financial 88.69 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1946, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the country's largest, private, non-profit research organizations. TSRI has always stood at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. TSRI has become internationally recognized for its basic research into immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, virology and synthetic vaccine development. The Institute has established a lengthy track record of major contributions to the betterment of health and the human condition.

Established in 1946, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the country's largest, private, non-profit research organizations. TSRI has always stood at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. TSRI has become internationally recognized for its basic research into immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, virology and synthetic vaccine development. The Institute has established a lengthy track record of major contributions to the betterment of health and the human condition.

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Financial

three stars

88.69

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
95.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.52
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Scripps Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Scripps Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Scripps Research Institute (CA) 90.59 four stars
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (NY) 91.12 four stars
Hereditary Disease Foundation (NY) 96.26 four stars
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OK) 98.11 four stars
The Jackson Laboratory (ME) 96.53 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $80,190,933
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $310,327
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $267,087,711
Total Contributions $347,588,971
   Program Service Revenue $2,371,336
Total Primary Revenue $349,960,307
   Other Revenue $30,170,198
TOTAL REVENUE $380,130,505
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $356,376,301
   Administrative Expenses $13,813,111
   Fundraising Expenses $2,918,379
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $373,107,791
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,022,714
   
Net Assets $642,933,844

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Research $335,569,570 94.2%
Education $20,806,731 5.8%

Ratings History
The Scripps Research Institute has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 02/01/2020 90.59 four stars
2017-09 03/01/2019 90.57 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 89.86 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 91.67 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.30 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 04/01/2016 89.26 three stars
2014-09 12/22/2015 88.37 three stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 83.50 three stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 89.44 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 97.20 four stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 94.32 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 91.79 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 88.48 three stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 89.55 three stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 91.49 four stars
2006-09 05/01/2008 98.37 four stars
2005-09 12/15/2006 95.47 four stars
2004-09 02/01/2006 95.66 four stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 95.13 four stars
2002-09 12/01/2003 96.43 four 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 33-0435954
Name in IRS Master File SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
NTEE Code H92
NTEE Classification Biomedicine, Bioengineering Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (150) Hospital
(161) Scientific research (diseases)
(162) Other medical research
Foundation Status Hospital or medical research organization 170(b)(1)(A)(iii)
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 January, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$368,514 0.09% Peter G. Schultz President, CEO $285,562
Other Salaries of Note
$6,918,267 1.85% Richard A. Lerner Professor --
$562,819 0.15% Eric Topol Professor, Executive Vice President --
$396,719 0.10% James R. Williamson VP, Research & Academic Affairs --
$372,693 0.09% Jeffery Kelly Director, Professor --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Scripps Research Institute (CA) 90.59 four stars
Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 92.82 four stars
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (MD) 91.16 four stars
Hereditary Disease Foundation (NY) 96.26 four stars
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OK) 98.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Scripps Research Institute
10550 North Torrey Pines Road
TPC2
La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (800) 788-4931
fax: (858) 784-2608
EIN: 33-0435954

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Board Leadership

John Diekman
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Peter G. Schultz
Chief Executive Officer

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