EIN 57-1239010

Fermi Research Alliance LLC

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Fermi Research Alliance LLC manages and operates Fermilab, an international scientific user facility owned by the US Department of Energy. The organization's primary purpose is to study the fundamental nature of matter and energy. FRA LLC was awarded the management and operating contract for Fermilab in 2007, building on Universities Research Association's 40-year record of performance. The organization is located in Batavia, IL.
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Fermi Research Alliance LLC is a subordinate organization under The University of Chicago (UChicago).
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THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) AWARDED THE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACT FOR FERMI NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY (FERMILAB) TO FRA, LLC, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2007. FRA BUILDS ON UNIVERSITIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION'S 40-YEAR RECORD OF PERFORMANCE IN THE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF FERMILAB; AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO'S LEADERSHIP OF ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ANL) SINCE ITS FOUNDING AS THE FIRST NATIONAL LABORATORY. THE FRA TEAM BRINGS RESOURCES, COLLABORATIONS, AND BEST PRACTICES TO ADDRESS THE LABORATORY'S CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES. FRA SUPPORTS LABORATORY DIRECTOR NIKOLITSA (LIA) MERMINGA'S LONG-TERM VISION AND TOTAL COMMITMENT TO DISCOVERY, THE DOE SCIENTIFIC MISSION, AND ENSURING OUR NATION'S CONTINUED PREEMINENCE IN PARTICLE PHYSICS. Presently, Fermilab's primary ten-year goal is to establish a world-leading neutrino science program led by the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (LBNF/DUNE). LBNF/DUNE advances the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5) plan by establishing the first phase of this facility with a new beamline and a far detector sited deep underground in South Dakota in the 2020s. As Fermilab steps into this new role as host lab for LBNF/DUNE, the organizational structure is adjusting to support the scientists, students, technicians and engineers who are and will be working at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in South Dakota. The laboratory has established a new Fermilab division, the South Dakota Operations Division, which is based full-time at SURF to provide the same range of operational and support services that exist at Fermilab's main campus in Batavia, IL. In addition, Fermilab's major initiatives include leading one of the five DOE National Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research Centers. The Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center (SQMS) has the concrete and ambitious goal to develop, build, and deploy the first quantum computer at Fermilab. The SQMS Center and other Fermilab efforts are producing high-impact results in quantum computing, networking, and sensing and growing collaborations with universities, laboratories, and industry leaders in QIS.

Who funds Fermi Research Alliance LLC

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Trustees of Boston UniversityResearch$250,539

Personnel at Fermi Research Alliance LLC

Karen KoskyHead of Fess and Advisor To Chief Operating Officer$211,397
Katherine GregorySecretary and Chief Operating Officer / Director$309,826
Vanessa PeoplesChief Financial Officer - Laboratory$264,147
Elizabeth Sexton-KennedyChief Information Officer$226,912
Randall OrtgiesenSpecial Advisor To the Chief Product Officer / Assistant Director for Facilities$241,153
...and 21 more key personnel

Financials for Fermi Research Alliance LLC

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$593,847,754
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$782
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$593,848,536

Form 990s for Fermi Research Alliance LLC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-092023-08-11990View PDF
2021-092022-08-15990View PDF
2020-092021-09-03990View PDF
2019-092020-10-05990View PDF
2018-092019-10-21990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 13, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 7 new vendors, including , , , , , , and
June 27, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $250,539 from Trustees of Boston University
May 7, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
May 6, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
Nonprofit Types
Research centersChapter / child organizationsCharities
Science and technology
Political advocacyConducts researchLobbyingOperates internationallyReceives government fundingManagement and technical assistanceTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 500 MS-105 Wh-2E
Batavia, IL 60510
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Website URL
(630) 840-8976
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
U30: Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences Research, Services
NAICS code, primary
5417: Scientific Research and Development Services
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Subordinate organization
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