EIN 94-6114235

Esalen Institute

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
192
Year formed
1963
Most recent tax filings
2019-12
Financials as of 2019-12
Revenues
$18.7m
-$34k
-0.2%
 
$17m: Prog svcs
 
$889k: Grants & donations
 
$864k: Invt sales, gross
Expenses
$18m
+$2m
10.7%
 
$5m: Salaries, non-officers
 
$2m: Fee-for-service, other
 
$2m: Expense, other
 
$8m: Misc other expenses
Assets
$37.8m
+$848k
2.3%
 
$22m: Bldg & equip
 
$7m: Other sec
 
$5m: Savings
 
$4m: Misc other assets
Liabilities
$13.6m
+$692k
5.4%
 
$9m: Notes & mortg pay
 
$3m: Defer rev
 
$1m: Accts pay
 
$575k: Misc other liabilities
Description
Esalen is a leading center for exploring and realizing human potentialthrough experience, education, and research. We work toward therealization of a more humane world, seeking answers to questions unlikely to be explored by traditional universities a...

Program areas at Esalen Institute

Public seminars - each year, Esalen holds over 500 workshops on topics ranging from somatic practices and massage to philosophical and scientific inquiry, from psychological process to nature, ecology, and sustainability, from social and political issues to spirituality, from health and healing to arts and creativity. Served over 13,000 individuals in 2019.
Work study program - a four-week residential program, the work study program offers an intense involvement with the Esalen environments and an in-depth experience of the Esalen approach to holistic personal and social development through an integrated work and study model. Served over 200 individuals in 2019.
Center for theory and research - the Esalen center for theory and research supports essential philosophic, academic, and research aims of the Esalen Institute. It evaluates frontier inquiry, creates networks of pioneering individuals, and works to catalyze new discoveries that promote personal and social transformation. It carries forward projects at the growing edge of philosophy, psychology, comparative religious studies, education, sociology, somatics, the arts, ecology, and related disciplines that bear upon transformative practice and the continued evolution of humankind. Served over 150 individuals in 2019.

Form 990s for Esalen Institute

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122020-08-10990View PDF
2018-122019-10-25990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-03-27990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Esalen Institute

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
The Children's TrustSocial Welfare$85,000
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...and 7 more grants received

Grants made by Esalen Institute

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Harvard UniversityHarvard Divinity School's Thosophy Conference Held in May 2019; "theosophy and Study of Religion" Held at the Center for the Study of World Religions, Approximately 20+attendees$10,000
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Financials for Esalen Institute

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$888,653
Program services$17,220,149
Investment income and dividends$203,172
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$592,364
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-575,418
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$404,570
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$18,733,490

Personnel at Esalen Institute

NameTitleCompensation
Terry GilbeyGeneral Manager and Chief Executive Officer
Camille WrightChief Financial Officer$150,067
Ben TauberExecutive Director$167,323
 Subscribe to viewDirector of Marketing and Communications$107,210
 Subscribe to viewDirector of Human Resources$101,715
...and 13 more key personnel

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Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$18,733,490
2019
Yearly growth
-0.2%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$18,021,334
2019
Yearly growth
10.7%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$37,818,473
2019
Yearly growth
2.3%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
192
2019
Yearly growth
3.2%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
5500 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
Metro area
Salinas, CA
Website URL
esalen.org/ 
Phone
(831) 250-1022
Facebook page
EsalenInstitute 
Twitter profile
@esaleninstitute 
IRS details
EIN
94-6114235
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1963
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
V20: Social Science Research Institutes, Services
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent
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