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

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Dedicated to ocean research, engineering, and education

four stars

93.39

266 Woods Hole Road Woods Hole, MA 02543
tel: (508) 289-4895   Web Site
EIN: 04-2105850

Board Leadership
David B. Scully
Chairman

CEO
Mark R. Abbott
President and Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.39 four stars
  Financial 93.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1930, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society. Its primary mission is to develop and effectively communicate a fundamental understanding of the processes and characteristics governing how the oceans function and how they interact with the Earth as a whole. WHOI promotes and develops the use of advanced instrumentation and systems (including ships, vehicles and platforms) to make the required observations at sea and in the laboratory. WHOI makes the results of its research known to the public and policymakers and foster its applications to new technology and products in ways consistent with the wise use of the oceans.

Founded in 1930, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society. Its primary mission is to develop and effectively communicate a fundamental understanding of the processes and characteristics governing how the oceans function and how they interact with the Earth as a whole. WHOI promotes and develops the use of advanced instrumentation and systems (including ships, vehicles and platforms) to make the required observations at sea and in the laboratory. WHOI makes the results of its research known to the public and policymakers and foster its applications to new technology and products in ways consistent with the wise use of the oceans.

Financial

four stars

93.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 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)
91.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.05
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $42,748,912
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $170,666,873
Total Contributions $213,415,785
   Program Service Revenue $5,704,950
Total Primary Revenue $219,120,735
   Other Revenue $7,328,258
TOTAL REVENUE $226,448,993
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $214,638,024
   Administrative Expenses $19,526,880
   Fundraising Expenses $2,062,390
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $236,227,294
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-9,778,301
   
Net Assets $341,757,225

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$155,425 0.06% Mark Abbott President
Other Salaries of Note
$579,707 0.24% Susan K. Avery Former President

Mission

Founded in 1930, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society. Its primary mission is to develop and effectively communicate a fundamental understanding of the processes and characteristics governing how the oceans function and how they interact with the Earth as a whole. WHOI promotes and develops the use of advanced instrumentation and systems (including ships, vehicles and platforms) to make the required observations at sea and in the laboratory. WHOI makes the results of its research known to the public and policymakers and foster its applications to new technology and products in ways consistent with the wise use of the oceans.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MA) 93.39 four stars
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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (NY) 89.50 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543
tel: (508) 289-4895
fax: (508) 457-2167
EIN: 04-2105850

Mail donations to:
183 Oyster Pond Road
MS #40
Woods Hole, MA 02543

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Board Leadership

David B. Scully
Chairman

CEO

Mark R. Abbott
President and Director