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Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

PLOS is a biological research center based in San Francisco, CA that was founded in 2001. As of 2019 they had $32 million in revenue and $15 million in assets.

Public Library of Science is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

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Form 990s for PLOS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 3, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Nov 30, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Feb 8, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 15, 2016990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for PLOS

Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,606
Program services$32,007,918
Investment income and dividends$412,826
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$1,929
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$91,058
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$32,517,337

Vendors for PLOS

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Armanino LLPTax accounting; Audit accounting2018-10-16
████ █████████ ███Composition$1,768,1382017-12-01
█████████ ██████ ███Editorial Services$1,559,2252017-12-01
███ █████████Editorial Services$1,358,2932017-12-01
███████ █████ ███████ ███ ███████Editorial Services$1,737,5732017-12-01
████████ █████ ████████ ███Software Development$1,451,8212017-12-01
█████ ██████ ███Insurance2016-12-31
█████ ████ █████████ ███████Insurance2016-12-31
...and 12 more vendors

Personnel at PLOS

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Alison MuddittChief Executive Officer$343,999May 20, 2020
Todor GrigorovChief Financial Officer-Jan. 3, 2020
█████ █████████Chief Marketing and Communications Officer-May 20, 2020
███ ███████Chief Digital Officer-May 20, 2020
████████ ██████Chief People Officer-May 20, 2020
█████ ████████Chief Publishing Officer-May 20, 2020
█████████ ███████Chief Scientific Officer / Publisher and Executive Editor$281,864May 20, 2020
█████ ███████Head of People and Culture-Sept. 23, 2019
█████ █████Director Product Management$199,765Dec. 31, 2018
███ ████████General Counsel$179,064Dec. 31, 2018
...and seven more key personnel

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3International Aids Vaccine Initiative501(c)(3)$77 millionNew York, NY
4New York Academy of Sciences501(c)(3)$27 millionNew York, NY
5Santa Fe Institute (SFI)501(c)(3)$11 millionSanta Fe, NM
6Urban Institute501(c)(3)$86 millionWashington, DC
7Unavco501(c)(3)$15 millionBoulder, CO
8Donald Danforth Plant Science Center501(c)(3)$29 millionSaint Louis, MO
9Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies501(c)(3)$13 millionMillbrook, NY
10Seti Institute501(c)(3)$20 millionMountain View, CA
11Bay Area Environmental Research Institute501(c)(3)$21 millionMoffett Field, CA
12American Nuclear Society Incorporated501(c)(3)$9.9 millionLagrange Park, IL
13Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation501(c)(3)$28 millionArcata, CA
14Population Council501(c)(3)$97 millionNew York, NY
15The Water Research Foundation (WRF)501(c)(3)$15 millionDenver, CO
16CGIAR System Organization501(c)(3)$10 millionFrance,
17Southern Research Institute (SRI)501(c)(3)$73 millionBirmingham, AL
18West Virginia State University501(c)(3)$15 millionInstitute, WV
19North Carolina Biotechnology Center501(c)(3)$15 millionResearch Triangle Park, NC
20MIND Research Institute501(c)(3)$30 millionIrvine, CA
21Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI)501(c)(3)$17 millionIthaca, NY
22Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety501(c)(3)$14 millionTampa, FL
23American Foundation for Suicide Prevention501(c)(3)$36 millionNew York, NY
24International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)501(c)(3)$26 millionAustria,
25Space Science Institute501(c)(3)$8.6 millionBoulder, CO