EIN 73-0606209

Noble Research Institute LLC

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The Noble Foundation conducts direct operations, including assisting farmers and ranchers, and conducting plant science research and agricultural programs, to enhance agricultural productivity regionally, nationally and internationally.
Also known as...
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
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Program areas at Noble Research Institute LLC

Research - see statement 16
Consultation and education - see statement 16
Operational support - additional information about expenses as a percentage of funds spent for charitable purposes 13.92% are explained in statement 16
Various awards and subawards are received in conjunction with agricultural Research conducted at the Institute. While the majority of the awards/subawards are public Research funds subject to audit under "title 2 u.s. code of federal regulations (cfr) part 200, uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal awards", these awards/subawards further include public Research funds, provided through various state of Oklahoma programs, as well as private Research funds provided through organizations and industry.
Noble Research Institute (the "Institute") operated several scientific and agricultural related core facilities to provide Research and analytical support to Institute's Research labs and ranches. Occasionally, when excess capacity existed, the core facilities provided core services for external orgranizations. These external collaborations furthered the Institute's work. The rights to some of the Research products were sold during 2021. The Institute is no longer operating these core facilities.
The Institute operates seven ranches on which it carries out ranch operations, which serve the dual role of producer demonstrations, animal production as well as a backdrop for related Research. With regard to such demonstrations, the ranches validate management practices, enable assessment of introduced modifications and the application of emerging technologies, and enable full scale trials and evaluations of Research findings from the Institute as well as other organizations. These programs, in part, fulfill the Institute's charitable purpose and serve as a basis for the organization's tax exempt status. As an outcome of its ranch operations, certain marketable agricultural by-products, such as livestock, pecans, and other farm products, are produced. While some by-products are consumed or destroyed in normal operations, in some instances the Institute sells by-products through common agricultural market outlets. The firsthand knowledge acquired by conducting field-based operations t
The Institute provides administrative services for the samuel roberts Noble foundation, the Institute's sole member-manager, and receives direct reimbursement for the services as well as an overhead recovery reimbursement that enables the Institute to provide these services.

Grants made by Noble Research Institute LLC

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Soil Health InstituteOperating Support$1,018,798
Good Shepherd Community ClinicOperating Support$75,000
Gloria Ainsworth Child Care and Learning CenterOperating Support$40,000
...and 84 more grants made totalling $1,446,609

Who funds Noble Research Institute LLC

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Samuel Roberts Noble FoundationOperational Support$39,200,000
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)Research$9,000,000
The Joullian FoundationGeneral Donation$2,500
...and 1 more grant received

Personnel at Noble Research Institute LLC

Steve RhinesPresident and Chief Executive Officer
A Jill WallaceVice President and Chief Financial Officer$323,815
J. Adam CalawayDirector of Communications and Public Relations
Melanie DavisDirector of Information / Director of Enterprise Systems and Informatics / Director of Computing Services$235,365
Jeff MoenGeneral Counsel and Director of Government Affairs$216,509
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for Noble Research Institute LLC

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$41,733,337
Investment income and dividends$252,206
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,134,193
Gross sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$4,050,605
Total revenues$47,833,341

Form 990s for Noble Research Institute LLC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-122022-11-15990PFView PDF
2020-122022-10-28990PFView PDF
2019-122021-10-19990PFView PDF
2018-122020-01-02990PFView PDF
2017-122019-02-21990PFView PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 15, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2021
July 14, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2020
July 5, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 9 new vendors, including , , , , , , , , and
July 4, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
May 22, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $9,000,000 from Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)
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General information
2510 Sam Noble Pkwy
Ardmore, OK 73401
Carter County, OK
Website URL
(580) 223-5810
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Form 990-PF
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
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T20: Private Foundations
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813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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