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

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Connecting Science, Environment, and Health

four stars

90.49

159 Old Bar Harbor Road Bar Harbor, ME 04609
tel: (207) 288-3605   Web Site
EIN: 01-0202467

Board Leadership
Peter J. Allen
Chair

CEO
Hermann Haller
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.49 four stars
  Financial 88.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The MDI Biological Laboratory is a rapidly growing, independent non-profit biomedical research institution. Its mission is to improve human health and well-being through basic research, education, and development ventures that transform discoveries into cures.

The MDI Biological Laboratory is a rapidly growing, independent non-profit biomedical research institution. Its mission is to improve human health and well-being through basic research, education, and development ventures that transform discoveries into cures.

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Financial

three stars

88.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.58
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (ME) 90.49 four stars
Institute of Noetic Sciences (CA) 92.50 four stars
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (NY) 94.01 four stars
SETI Institute (CA) 87.09 three stars
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (ME) 96.10 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,098,460
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $880
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,352,243
Total Contributions $9,451,583
   Program Service Revenue $1,286,008
Total Primary Revenue $10,737,591
   Other Revenue $730,776
TOTAL REVENUE $11,468,367
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,830,429
   Administrative Expenses $2,396,060
   Fundraising Expenses $404,578
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,631,067
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,162,700
   
Net Assets $23,804,160

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 Laboratory $6,853,317 69.7%
Education $2,977,112 30.3%

Ratings History
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 90.49 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 91.10 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 92.61 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 94.62 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.31 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2015 88.15 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 93.87 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 92.15 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 91.89 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 89.38 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.25 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 77.37 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 95.09 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 95.43 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 95.56 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 95.43 four stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 95.33 four stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 95.14 four stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 95.04 four stars
2001-12 06/09/2003 89.30 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 01-0202467
Name in IRS Master File MOUNT DESERT ISLAND BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY
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
(59) Other school related activities
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 March, 1954
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$290,596 2.30% Kevin Strange President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (ME) 90.49 four stars
SETI Institute (CA) 87.09 three stars
The Leakey Foundation (CA) 86.24 three stars
Earthwatch Institute (MA) 88.23 three stars
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (ME) 96.10 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
tel: (207) 288-3605
fax: (207) 288-2130
EIN: 01-0202467

Mail donations to:
PO Box 35
Salisbury Cove, ME 04672

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Board Leadership

Peter J. Allen
Chair

CEO

Hermann Haller
President

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