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

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Ocean science for human good.

four stars

91.12

152-01 Rockaway Blvd IBC # 9013
Jamaica, NY 11434
tel: (441) 297-1880   Web Site
EIN: 06-0706038

Board Leadership
J. William Charrier
Chair

CEO
William B. Curry
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.12 four stars
  Financial 90.33 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

90.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.75
  Program Expenses Growth -0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (NY) 91.12 four stars
The Planetary Society (CA) 89.87 three stars
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 93.67 four stars
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (NY) 89.50 three stars
XPRIZE Foundation (CA) 86.89 three stars

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BIOS's mission is to seek and share fundamental knowledge of the oceans through state-of-the-art scientific research, world-class field expeditions and comprehensive educational experiences.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,337,985
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,889,410
Total Contributions $15,227,395
   Program Service Revenue $2,190,723
Total Primary Revenue $17,418,118
   Other Revenue $1,476,281
TOTAL REVENUE $18,894,399
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,595,941
   Administrative Expenses $1,673,242
   Fundraising Expenses $514,168
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,783,351
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,111,048
   
Net Assets $32,282,406

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 $7,848,107 74.1%
Education $2,747,834 25.9%

Ratings History
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.12 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.13 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 89.81 three stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 96.47 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 94.30 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 87.90 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.71 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 80.56 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 95.97 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 97.17 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 95.98 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 96.59 four stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 90.31 four stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 79.25 two stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 72.96 two stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 85.00 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 06-0706038
Name in IRS Master File BERMUDA INSTITUTE OF OCEAN SCIENCES BIOS INC
NTEE Code U50
NTEE Classification Biological, Life Science Research
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 October, 1947
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
$358,749 2.80% William Curry President, CEO

BIOS's mission is to seek and share fundamental knowledge of the oceans through state-of-the-art scientific research, world-class field expeditions and comprehensive educational experiences.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (NY) 91.12 four stars
Earthwatch Institute (MA) 87.01 three stars
XPRIZE Foundation (CA) 86.89 three stars
Lowell Observatory (AZ) 85.30 three stars
North Carolina Agricultural Foundation (NC) 96.12 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
152-01 Rockaway Blvd
IBC # 9013
Jamaica, NY 11434
tel: (441) 297-1880
fax: (441) 297-8143
EIN: 06-0706038

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Board Leadership

J. William Charrier
Chair

CEO

William B. Curry
President & CEO

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