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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Science. Education. Community.

four stars

93.00

350 Commercial Street Portland, ME 04101
tel: (207) 772-2321   Web Site
EIN: 01-0504905

Board Leadership
Charles Miller
Board Chair

CEO
Donald Perkins
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.00 four stars
  Financial 90.95 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute's mission is to catalyze solutions to the complex challenges of ocean stewardship and economic growth in the Gulf of Maine bioregion.

"GMRI" has assembled an unparalleled mix of science, education, and community capacity that enables us to build knowledge and nurture innovative partnerships to sustain healthy ecosystems and foster resilient communities for the future. GMRI is widely respected as one of the top marine institutions in the Northeast, providing interdisciplinary scientific advice and technical support to aid the fishing industry, resource managers, conservation organizations, and seafood businesses in addressing the key challenges and opportunities of ocean sustainability. Our education programs likewise have earned national recognition for their capacity to engage and support students and teachers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning.

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute's mission is to catalyze solutions to the complex challenges of ocean stewardship and economic growth in the Gulf of Maine bioregion.

"GMRI" has assembled an unparalleled mix of science, education, and community capacity that enables us to build knowledge and nurture innovative partnerships to sustain healthy ecosystems and foster resilient communities for the future. GMRI is widely respected as one of the top marine institutions in the Northeast, providing interdisciplinary scientific advice and technical support to aid the fishing industry, resource managers, conservation organizations, and seafood businesses in addressing the key challenges and opportunities of ocean sustainability. Our education programs likewise have earned national recognition for their capacity to engage and support students and teachers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning.

Financial

four stars

90.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth 10.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gulf of Maine Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gulf of Maine Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 93.00 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 92.60 four stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 94.03 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 97.23 four stars
Gulf Restoration Network (LA) 88.98 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,459,902
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,542,355
Total Contributions $11,002,257
   Program Service Revenue $308,503
Total Primary Revenue $11,310,760
   Other Revenue $236,891
TOTAL REVENUE $11,547,651
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,046,406
   Administrative Expenses $541,674
   Fundraising Expenses $1,466,995
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,055,075
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,492,576
   
Net Assets $16,826,071

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
Marine Research $3,213,126 39.9%
Educated K-12 Students and Teachers $2,989,663 37.2%
Training, Technical Assistance, Communications $1,843,617 22.9%

Ratings History
Gulf of Maine Research Institute has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 93.00 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.33 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 86.98 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.88 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 79.09 two stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 78.98 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 95.24 four stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 95.43 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 92.73 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 90.98 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 90.40 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 87.99 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 87.93 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.55 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 79.14 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 87.56 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 81.39 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 89.12 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 88.79 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 92.32 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 01-0504905
Name in IRS Master File GULF OF MAINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(400) Area development, redevelopment of renewal
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 May, 1996
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$391,921 3.89% Donald W Perkins Jr President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 93.00 four stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 94.03 four stars
Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance (MA) 88.88 three stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 91.97 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 92.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Gulf of Maine Research Institute
350 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
tel: (207) 772-2321
EIN: 01-0504905

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Board Leadership

Charles Miller
Board Chair

CEO

Donald Perkins
President, CEO

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