EIN 05-0258809

Brown University

IRS 501(c) type
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Brown's mission is to discover, communicate, and preserve knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation.
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Program areas at Brown University

Auxiliary services / activities includes the operation of the dormitories, dining services, health services, the bookstore, etc. These services accommodate students, faculty and staff by supporting academic & cultural enrichment.

Grants made by Brown University

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Rhode Island HospitalSubcontract Grant Award$2,127,787
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillSubcontract Grant Award$1,020,039
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)Subcontract Grant Award$1,001,826
...and 111 more grants made totalling $22,469,424

Who funds Brown University

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$26,074,816
Schwab Charitable FundPublic, Societal Benefit$16,173,553
National Philanthropic TrustEducation$5,482,167
...and 395 more grants received totalling $90,951,123
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of EducationFEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS (NOTE 3)$37,045,099
Department of EducationFEDERAL PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM (NOTE 3)$18,274,511
Department of Health and Human ServicesAGING RESEARCH$17,964,257
...and 574 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Brown University

Joseph DowlingChief Executive Officer, Investment Office$1,195,053
Samuel M MencoffChancellor and Trustee$0
Jane DietzeVice President and Chief Investment Officer$1,294,229
Michael WhiteChief Financial Officer
Bill ThirskChief Digital and Information Officer
...and 23 more key personnel

Financials for Brown University

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$444,957,133
Program services$734,574,547
Investment income and dividends$21,390,219
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$1,655,228
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$280,525,356
Net income from fundraising events$-262,213
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$1,482,840,270

Form 990s for Brown University

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-25990View PDF
2019-062021-01-27990View PDF
2018-062019-07-23990View PDF
2017-062018-11-15990View PDF
2016-062017-09-28990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 100 new grant, including a grant for $1,460,000 from The Barry and Mimi Sternlicht Foundation
December 19, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 17 new personnel
October 2, 2021
Received grants
Identified 201 new grant, including a grant for $2,549,518 from Brown University Charitable Trust
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 27, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
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General information
Controllers Office Box J
Providence, RI 02912
Metro area
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
Providence County, RI
Website URL
(401) 863-1000
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B43: University or Technological Institute
NAICS code, primary
611310: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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