EIN 04-2105850

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a private, nonprofit research and higher education institution dedicated to advancing knowledge of the ocean and its connection with the Earth system through a sustained commitment to excellence in science, engineering, and education, and to the application of this knowledge to problems facing society.
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Program areas at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Sponsored and institutional research in oceanography and related fields: of the 1,069 sponsored research awards, 707 awards are from 8 federal agencies and 362 are from 144 other sponsors. Institution research sponsored 306 projects from unrestricted funds. In addition, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution issued 577 publications in 2022.
Education: Joint graduate program with M.I.T. in the marine sciences. In 2022, there were 153 graduate students, 27 degree recipients, 47 post doctoral scholars and fellows, 23 summer student fellows and 109 guest students.

Who funds Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Edna Mcconnell Clark FoundationTo Support To Emcf Laboratory Renovation Fund$25,000,000
Deerbrook Charitable TrustOperaional; Fukushima Radionuclide Research$10,525,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$4,361,277
...and 127 more grants received totalling $64,491,848

Personnel at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Kathryn LinkVice President Operations and Chief Financial Officer$439,573
Samuel HarpVice President for Advancement and Chief Marketing Officer$367,978
George ClaytonChief Development Officer$290,707
Kathleen BenjaminChief Human Resources Director$298,564
Christopher LandSecretary of the Corporation / Vice President Legal and General CNSL and Clerk / Secretary of Corporate / Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel / Vice President Legal Affairs and General Counsel$403,572
...and 18 more key personnel

Financials for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$342,645,334
Program services$8,296,918
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$111,415
Net rental income$130,202
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$2,667,661
Total revenues$353,851,530

Form 990s for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-14990View PDF
2021-122022-11-15990View PDF
2020-122021-11-12990View PDF
2019-122021-03-31990View PDF
2018-122020-01-31990View PDF
...and 11 more Form 990s
Data update history
April 3, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
January 22, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 22, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 56 new grant, including a grant for $2,713,897 from National Academy of Sciences
January 1, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 9 new vendors, including , , , , , , , , and
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General information
569 Woods Hole Rd MS 14
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Metro area
Barnstable Town, MA
Barnstable County, MA
Website URL
(508) 457-2000
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NTEE code, primary
U50: Biological, Life Science Research
NAICS code, primary
813910: Trade Associations
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