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

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Connecting Science, Environment, and Health

88.02

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

Board Leadership
Alan W. Kornberg
Chair

CEO
Hermann Haller
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.02
  Financial 83.54
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

83.54

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.53
  Program Expenses Growth -1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.3%
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) 88.02
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (NY) 96.45
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (DC) 88.83
Mote Marine Laboratory (FL) 92.73
Nexleaf Analytics (CA) 86.41

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,499,534
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $868
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,769,593
Total Contributions $8,269,995
   Program Service Revenue $1,604,017
Total Primary Revenue $9,874,012
   Other Revenue $575,033
TOTAL REVENUE $10,449,045
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,917,555
   Administrative Expenses $2,422,224
   Fundraising Expenses $492,625
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,832,404
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,383,359
   
Net Assets $23,295,245

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 $5,970,566 67.0%
Education $2,946,989 33.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 88.02
2018-12 07/01/2020 90.49
2017-12 06/01/2019 91.10
2016-12 06/01/2018 92.61
2015-12 07/01/2017 94.62
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.31
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2015 88.15
2012-12 05/01/2014 93.87
2012-12 04/01/2014 92.15
2011-12 06/01/2013 91.89
2010-12 04/01/2012 89.38
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.25
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 77.37
2008-12 07/01/2010 95.09
2007-12 02/01/2009 95.43
2006-12 03/01/2008 95.56
2005-12 12/15/2006 95.43
2004-12 03/01/2006 95.33
2003-12 03/01/2005 95.14
2002-12 03/01/2004 95.04

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
$194,923 1.64% Hermann Haller President
Other Salaries of Note
$251,417 2.12% Kevin Strange Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (ME) 88.02
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 87.85
American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 89.07
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (NY) 92.83
APhA Foundation (DC) 86.20

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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

Alan W. Kornberg
Chair

CEO

Hermann Haller
President

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