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

Woods Hole Research Center

Climate Science & Solutions

four stars

91.69

149 Woods Hole Road Falmouth, MA 02540
tel: (508) 540-9900   Web Site
EIN: 04-3005094

Board Leadership
William Moomaw
Chair

CEO
Philip B. Duffy
President and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.69 four stars
  Financial 88.26 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Woods Hole Research Center is an independent research center dedicated to discovering and implementing solutions to climate change. We focus on the threats that pose the greatest risk to humanity, including tipping points and tropical deforestation. Our work involves satellite remote sensing, field work, modeling, and on the ground engagement in key locations around the world. Working locally and globally, we merge natural science with economics to discover sustainable paths for human prosperity and stewardship of the Earth's natural resources.

Woods Hole Research Center is an independent research center dedicated to discovering and implementing solutions to climate change. We focus on the threats that pose the greatest risk to humanity, including tipping points and tropical deforestation. Our work involves satellite remote sensing, field work, modeling, and on the ground engagement in key locations around the world. Working locally and globally, we merge natural science with economics to discover sustainable paths for human prosperity and stewardship of the Earth's natural resources.

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Financial

three stars

88.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
67.7%
  Administrative Expenses 23.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.56
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Woods Hole Research Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Woods Hole Research Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Woods Hole Research Center (MA) 91.69 four stars
Lowell Observatory (AZ) 88.56 three stars
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (NY) 94.02 four stars
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.26 three stars
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 95.43 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,587,692
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $55,825
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,323,656
Total Contributions $11,967,173
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,967,173
   Other Revenue $457,463
TOTAL REVENUE $12,424,636
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,065,618
   Administrative Expenses $2,210,156
   Fundraising Expenses $733,429
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,009,203
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,415,433
   
Net Assets $17,920,631

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
Policy Relevant Research $4,554,555 64.5%
Policy Engagement, Education & Communication $2,227,816 31.5%
Center Funded Science $283,247 4.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 91.69 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 84.80 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 81.69 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 83.95 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.66 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.31 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 78.72 two stars
2012-06 04/01/2013 87.28 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 88.33 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 96.00 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 92.54 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 92.11 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 89.14 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 85.41 three stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 88.97 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 69.60 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 64.99 one star
2003-06 08/01/2004 70.35 two stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 91.35 four stars
2001-06 04/15/2003 91.83 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 04-3005094
Name in IRS Master File WOODS HOLE RESEARCH CENTER INC
NTEE Code U30
NTEE Classification Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences Research and Promotion
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 October, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$272,031 2.71% Philip Duffy President/Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Woods Hole Research Center (MA) 91.69 four stars
Mote Marine Laboratory (FL) 92.18 four stars
Earthwatch Institute (MA) 88.23 three stars
American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 89.09 three stars
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (NY) 94.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Woods Hole Research Center
149 Woods Hole Road
Falmouth, MA 02540
tel: (508) 540-9900
fax: (508) 540-9700
EIN: 04-3005094

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Board Leadership

William Moomaw
Chair

CEO

Philip B. Duffy
President and Executive Director

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