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McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences

Improving human health through innovative genetic research and education

four stars

91.18

1520 23rd Street, S Great Falls, MT 59405
tel: (406) 452-6208   Web Site
EIN: 81-0459235

Board Leadership
Randy Gray
Board Chair

CEO
Dr. Michael Kavanaugh, PhD
Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.18 four stars
  Financial 89.68 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Incorporated in 1989, McLaughlin Research Institute is an independent research organization in Great Falls, Montana near the Rocky Mountain Front. Research at the Institute focuses on understanding the genetic control of normal development and disease susceptibility using the mouse as a model system. The Institute works to ultimately improve human health by conducting highly interactive and creative biomedical research aimed primarily at understanding the genetic basis of susceptibility to disease. Research results are disseminated through participation in organized educational programs, publications in scientific journals, and other means. The Institute is also committed to being a resource for science education and training for students and teachers in a rural region.

Incorporated in 1989, McLaughlin Research Institute is an independent research organization in Great Falls, Montana near the Rocky Mountain Front. Research at the Institute focuses on understanding the genetic control of normal development and disease susceptibility using the mouse as a model system. The Institute works to ultimately improve human health by conducting highly interactive and creative biomedical research aimed primarily at understanding the genetic basis of susceptibility to disease. Research results are disseminated through participation in organized educational programs, publications in scientific journals, and other means. The Institute is also committed to being a resource for science education and training for students and teachers in a rural region.

Financial

three stars

89.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.51
  Program Expenses Growth -12.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences (MT) 91.18 four stars
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (MD) 92.92 four stars
Hereditary Disease Foundation (NY) 86.99 three stars
The Scripps Research Institute (CA) 89.86 three stars
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (NY) 86.67 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,853,764
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $833,497
Total Contributions $2,687,261
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,687,261
   Other Revenue $245,237
TOTAL REVENUE $2,932,498
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,096,564
   Administrative Expenses $412,714
   Fundraising Expenses $129,489
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,638,767
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $293,731
   
Net Assets $12,853,795

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
Degenerative Nerve Disease Research $2,077,374 99.1%
Science Education $19,190 0.9%

Ratings History
McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 03/01/2018 91.18 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 92.92 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.92 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.94 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 84.96 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 89.05 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 93.32 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 91.96 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.21 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 88.23 three stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 78.66 two stars
2008-06 02/01/2009 69.18 one star
2007-06 06/01/2008 69.39 one star
2006-06 03/01/2007 83.50 three stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 86.62 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 81-0459235
Name in IRS Master File MCLAUGHLIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
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 Intermediate - the organization is an intermediate organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations (such as a state headquarters of a national organization).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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
$164,289 6.22% George A. Carlson Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences (MT) 91.18 four stars
The Scripps Research Institute (CA) 89.86 three stars
Hereditary Disease Foundation (NY) 86.99 three stars
Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 90.71 four stars
The Jackson Laboratory (ME) 93.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences
1520 23rd Street, S
Great Falls, MT 59405
tel: (406) 452-6208
fax: (406) 454-6019
EIN: 81-0459235

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Board Leadership

Randy Gray
Board Chair

CEO

Dr. Michael Kavanaugh, PhD
Director

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