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

Mote Marine Laboratory

Advancing the science of the sea since 1955

three stars

87.90

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34236
tel: (941) 388-4441   Web Site
EIN: 59-0756643

Board Leadership
G. Lowe Morrison
Chairman

CEO
Michael P. Crosby
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.90 three stars
  Financial 84.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

84.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.31
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mote Marine Laboratory on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mote Marine Laboratory on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mote Marine Laboratory (FL) 87.90 three stars
American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 88.84 three stars
New York Academy of Sciences (NY) 88.67 three stars
North Carolina Agricultural Foundation (NC) 96.12 four stars
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (NY) 91.23 four stars

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What started as a one-woman operation in 1955, Mote Marine Laboratory is now home to more than 200 staff members, including 36 Ph.D. scientists who lead their respective fields. Mote research has expanded to include twenty-four diverse research programs today. These diverse and impressive research programs make Mote a world-class scientific enterprise. Coupled with this expansive breadth of research, Mote focuses on strengthening conservation efforts as well as public education and outreach. Mote's mission is to advance marine and environmental sciences through scientific research, education and public outreach, leading to new discoveries, revitalization and sustainability of our oceans and greater public understanding of our marine resources.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,286,210
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $186,399
   Related Organizations $1,354,318
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,826,927
   Program Service Revenue $15,142,973
Total Primary Revenue $19,969,900
   Other Revenue $-1,613,012
TOTAL REVENUE $18,356,888
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,204,997
   Administrative Expenses $2,147,064
   Fundraising Expenses $1,241,383
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,593,444
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,236,556
   
Net Assets $32,302,916

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 $9,425,137 54.8%
Aquarium $3,382,516 19.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.90 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 88.71 three stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 89.44 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 80.11 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 78.23 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 76.50 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.90 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 64.54 one star
2008-12 06/01/2010 81.22 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 75.20 two stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 77.76 two stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 79.66 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 79.83 two stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 79.94 two 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 59-0756643
Name in IRS Master File MOTE MARINE LABORATORY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (199) Other scientific research activities
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 July, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$274,285 1.33% Michael P. Crosby President, CEO

What started as a one-woman operation in 1955, Mote Marine Laboratory is now home to more than 200 staff members, including 36 Ph.D. scientists who lead their respective fields. Mote research has expanded to include twenty-four diverse research programs today. These diverse and impressive research programs make Mote a world-class scientific enterprise. Coupled with this expansive breadth of research, Mote focuses on strengthening conservation efforts as well as public education and outreach. Mote's mission is to advance marine and environmental sciences through scientific research, education and public outreach, leading to new discoveries, revitalization and sustainability of our oceans and greater public understanding of our marine resources.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mote Marine Laboratory (FL) 87.90 three stars
North Carolina Agricultural Foundation (NC) 96.12 four stars
Carnegie Institution for Science (DC) 95.34 four stars
Mount Washington Observatory (NH) 86.57 three stars
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MA) 90.08 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
tel: (941) 388-4441
fax: (941) 388-4312
EIN: 59-0756643

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Board Leadership

G. Lowe Morrison
Chairman

CEO

Michael P. Crosby
President, CEO

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