EIN 04-2103547

Trustees of Boston University

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The Trustees of Boston University were incorporated by an act of the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1869 for the establishment and oversight of the University.
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Boston University
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Program areas at Trustees of Boston University

Auxiliaries - auxiliary enterprises support the mission of Boston University by providing essential services to the campus community. They are enterprises in that they are generally self-supporting activities, recovering their costs through the fees or prices they charge for their goods and services. At Boston University, auxiliary enterprises are designed to deliver superior quality services that are expected by the students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Research - what sets Boston University apart as a research University is the breadth and depth of its research and the uniquely entrepreneurial spirit of its faculty. Researchers at bu are not afraid to cross disciplinary boundaries, as can be seen by strategic efforts to support interdisciplinary research and education in neuroscience, religion and world affairs, integrative biology, clean energy, sustainability and the environment, health care delivery, and global health, to name a few. In each case, the emphasis is not on interdisciplinarity for its own sake, but on using a multifaceted approach to solve the important and complex problems facing society today.

Grants made by Trustees of Boston University

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Jaeb Center for Health Research (JCHR)Research Research$6,484,948
Boston Medical Center (BMC)Research Research$2,065,676
General Hospital CorporationResearch Research$1,593,969
...and 181 more grants made totalling $45,600,779

Who funds Trustees of Boston University

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
American Heart Association (AHA)Research$10,698,126
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$7,311,847
Boston Medical Center (BMC)Subaward$3,171,328
...and 306 more grants received totalling $61,995,716
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of EducationFEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS$144,528,915
Department of EducationFEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS$92,095,587
Department of Health and Human ServicesAGING RESEARCH$31,765,238
...and 883 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Trustees of Boston University

Martin J HowardSenior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer$582,139
Gary W NicksaSenior Vice President, Operations$590,825
Robert A. BrownPresident$1,602,979
Erika GeetterSenior Vice President , General Counsel , Board Secretary$610,953
Clarissa HunnewellPast Chief Investment Officer$1,186,353

Financials for Trustees of Boston University

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$572,381,320
Program services$1,918,259,897
Investment income and dividends$38,797,720
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$25,937
Royalty revenue$1,656,936
Net rental income$23,360,638
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$45,039,884
Net income from fundraising events$292,000
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$16,044,513
Total revenues$2,615,858,845

Form 990s for Trustees of Boston University

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062020-10-29990View PDF
2018-062019-12-20990View PDF
2017-062018-11-15990View PDF
2016-062017-10-04990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)Milwaukee, WI$1,286,151,484
Loyola University Chicago (LUC)Chicago, IL$863,455,479
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)Baltimore, MD$7,505,891,000
Baylor University (BU)Waco, TX$1,252,666,839
Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VA$1,343,657,390
Saint Johns University (SJU)Jamaica, NY$810,687,746
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 47 new grant, including a grant for $450,000 from American Academy of Neurology Institute (AAN)
July 1, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
October 2, 2021
Received grants
Identified 200 new grant, including a grant for $10,698,126 from American Heart Association (AHA)
September 11, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
September 11, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
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General information
881 Commonwealth Ave 4th FL
Boston, MA 02215
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Suffolk County, MA
Website URL
(617) 353-9550
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Form 990
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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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