EIN 52-0892064

Universities Space Research Association

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
562
Year formed
1969
Most recent tax filings
2022-09-01
Description
USRA advances space science and technology through collaboration. It includes the Lunar & Planetary Institute and NASA Postdoctoral Program. Based in Columbia, MD.
Total revenues
$111,291,044
2022
Total expenses
$110,656,456
2022
Total assets
$61,609,902
2022
Num. employees
562
2022

Program areas at Universities Space Research Association

Nasa academic mission services (nams) contract to deliver new concepts, tools and technologies related to aeronautics, science and aero flight dynamics. This five-year agreement for a $193 million award launches an integrated multi-year Research effort to be conducted at nasa's ames Research center, which ranges from fundamental Research and development through field test deployments and operational science missions.
Stratospheric observatory for infrared astronomy (sofia): sofia is an airborne observatory that studies the universe in the infrared spectrum. Besides this contribution to science progress, sofia is a major factor in the development of observational techniques, of new instrumentations, and in the education of young scientists and teachers in the discipline of infrared astronomy. Sofia flies into the stratosphere, opens the telescope cavity door, and points its telescope at the heavens most nights a week in this decade and the next.
Education programs (eap & epo): the education program's office primarily supports nasa's efforts to expand educational opportunities for students in aerospace engineering and the Space sciences, as well as encouraging young students to stay in school and pursue careers in science, engineering, and business.
Gestar stands for goddard earth sciences technology and Research. Its scope cuts across earth science disciplines and includes atmospheric studies, hydrology, ocean and climate Research. To facilitate experimental, analytical and theoretical Research in support of nasa's strategic earth and Space science objectives.nasa postdoctoral program (npp), a prestigious, national-level effort supporting all nasa mission directorates and centers. Npp awards fellowships to highly qualified postdoctoral scientists and engineers, enabling them to conduct Research and participate in nasa mission activities at various locations. The npp is a vital means by which nasa identifies and engages talented early-career scientists. It also provides an important pipeline for developing the nasa workforce needed for future challenges. Dr. jeffrey a. isaacson, usra president and ceo, commented, "achieving nasa's goals for the npp requires an organization with longstanding nasa relationships, insight into Research projects as they relate to nasa's missions and long-term objectives, and strong connections to the university Research community. Usra is ideally suited for this important charge. "Research institute for advanced computer science (riacs): the riacs is focused on developing the next generation enabling technologies that will facilitate both human and robotic Space exploration. Since its inception in 1983, the institute has conducted basic and applied computer science Research across a variety of aerospace-related disciplines, including supercomputing, computational fluid dynamics, computational chemistry, high-performance networking, and artificial intelligence.lunar & planetary institute (lpi): supports nasa's Research in lunar, planetary, and related scientific fields. The institute is a center for lunar and planetary science, conducting Research studies on the formation, evolution, and current state of the moon, planets, comets, asteroids, planetary satellites, cosmic dust, and our solar system as a whole through analysis of data and samples obtained through nasa's long history of missions and exploration, service to nasa and the planetary science community. The institute coordinates scientific meetings on lunar and planetary topics, and disseminates scientific information through technical journals and conferences, including an abstract database of more than 25,000 presentations made by scientists at lpi-sponsored meetings. The institute also curates an extensive collection of lunar and planetary data that is accessible online.national Space science and technology center (nsstc): the division of earth sciences supports nasa's Research to seek a better understanding of the global hydrologic cycle and its interaction with climate variability. Usra is assisting with the integration of Research programs with the educational needs of climate and global change science curricula at the college and pre-college levels to communicate the importance and challenges relating to the interactions of the hydrologic cycle with climate and climate variability.exploration systems technology Research supports Research for nasa glenn Research center's exploration systems (ncser): technology development programs and provides support for iss microgravity Research. This program involves the development of enabling technologies for Space exploration with emphasis on reduced gravity applications of fluids systems and fire safety and performs critical path Research in fluids and combustion in support of nasa's Space exploration program and related national initiatives.earth from Space institute (efsi), focused on supporting the development of long-term strategies for environmental sustainability and climate action has been established.center for Space nuclear Research (csnr): the csnr is operated by usra in collaboration with the Idaho national laboratory (inl). The csnr is a focus for engaging university scientists in Research and development of advanced Space nuclear systems, including Space power and propulsion systems and radioisotope power generators.

Who funds Universities Space Research Association

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
S & R FoundationTo Fund Charitable Activities.$100,000
Ecohealth AllianceConservation & Emerging Diseases$82,589
Association of Universities for Research in AstronomyScientific Research on Data From Hubble Space Telescope$14,918
...and 2 more grants received

Personnel at Universities Space Research Association

NameTitleCompensation
Jeffrey A. IsaacsonPresident and Chief Executive Officer$775,782
Jeanie GreenwellVice President , Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer / Vice President , Chief Financial Officer / Vice President and Chief Financial Officer$305,746
Mr. Todd BidwellVice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Tonya StephensVice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. Bernie SeeryVice President, Science and Technology
...and 23 more key personnel

Financials for Universities Space Research Association

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$110,543,728
Program services$616,923
Investment income and dividends$89,106
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$31,894
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$9,393
Total revenues$111,291,044

Form 990s for Universities Space Research Association

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-092023-08-14990View PDF
2021-092022-05-03990View PDF
2020-092021-09-03990View PDF
2019-092020-09-18990View PDF
2018-092019-07-23990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 2, 2024
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $100,000 from S & R Foundation
October 3, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
October 3, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
September 25, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
September 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $82,589 from Ecohealth Alliance
Nonprofit Types
Professional associationsBusiness and community development organizationsResearch centersCharities
Issues
Science and technologyCommunity improvementBusiness and industry
Characteristics
Conducts researchLobbyingOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
Address
425 3rd St SW 950
Washington, DC 20024
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
County
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
usra.edu/contact 
Phone
(410) 730-2656
Facebook page
USRAedu 
Twitter profile
@usraedu 
IRS details
EIN
52-0892064
Fiscal year end
September
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1969
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
U03: Science and Technology Professional Societies and Associations
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
Parent/child status
Independent
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