Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research

Organization Overview

Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research is located in Cambridge, MA. The organization was established in 2018. According to its NTEE Classification (H92) the organization is classified as: Biomedicine & Bioengineering Research, under the broad grouping of Medical Research and related organizations. As of 06/2020, Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research employed 347 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research generated $72.3m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 5.3% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $77.1m during the year ending 06/2020. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2015, Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research has awarded 37 individual grants totaling $12,746,686. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

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2020

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WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH IS AN INDEPENDENT NONPROFIT RESEARCH AND TEACHING INSTITUTION LOCATED IN CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS. THE INSTITUTE WAS INCORPORATED IN 1981 TO PROMOTE AND EXPAND HUMAN KNOWLEDGE IN THE BIOMEDICAL AND OTHER SCIENTIFIC FIELDS WITH THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF IMPROVING HUMAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING. THE RESEARCH OF THE INSTITUTE FOCUSES ON BASIC BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES INVESTIGATED MAINLY FROM A MOLECULAR OR CELLULAR PERSPECTIVE. RESEARCH IS CONDUCTED IN SEVERAL AREAS, INCLUDING CANCER, NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES, REGENERATIVE BIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND GENETICS. THE RESEARCH OF THE INSTITUTE IS CONDUCTED UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS WHO HOLD JOINT APPOINTMENTS TO THE FACULTIES OF THE INSTITUTE AND MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ("MIT") (THE "INSTITUTE FACULTY"). THE MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTE FACULTY ARE RECOGNIZED LEADERS IN THEIR FIELDS. THE INSTITUTE FACULTY INCLUDE TWO RECIPIENTS OF THE NATIONAL MEDAL OF SCIENCE, SIX HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE INVESTIGATORS, ELEVEN MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND TWO MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE. FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES, WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE HAS MAINTAINED A STEADFAST COMMITMENT TO SCIENCE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH BY OFFERING PROGRAMS TO ENHANCE SCIENCE TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. WITH A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS RANGING IN SCOPE FROM LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS TO SPECIAL EVENTS FOR NON-SCIENTISTS, WHITEHEAD OFFERS ITS PARTICIPANTS FIRST-HAND EXPOSURE TO STATE-OF-THE-ART RESEARCH. THESE PROGRAMS INCLUDE: SEMINAR SERIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS - THIS MONTHLY PROGRAM PROVIDES EDUCATORS AND OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE TOPICS AT THE FOREFRONT OF BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH. THE SERIES BEGINS IN OCTOBER AND LECTURES ARE HELD THE FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH THROUGH JUNE. SPRING LECTURE SERIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - THIS PROGRAM, HELD DURING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SPRING VACATION WEEK, FEATURES LECTURES FROM LEADING SCIENTIFIC EXPERTS, HANDS-ON LABORATORY DEMONSTRATIONS, VISITS TO LOCAL BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES, AND INTERACTIONS WITH YOUNG WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE SCIENTISTS. SCIENCE WEEKS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS - WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE HAS DEVELOPED IMMERSIVE, WEEK-LONG PROGRAMS FOR RISING 6TH, 7TH, AND 8TH GRADERS FEATURING HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES, CLASSROOM LESSONS, AND INTERACTIONS WITH SCIENTISTS. TWO SUCH SESSIONS ARE HELD IN THE SUMMER MONTHS. PUBLIC PROGRAM COLLABORATIONS - WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE ROUTINELY PARTNERS WITH VARIOUS RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS IN COORDINATING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND SCIENTISTS.


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Outside Vendors & Contractors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
The Investment Fund For Foundations
Investment Manager
$1,771,607
Morse Barnes-brown
Legal Firm
$450,029
Jc Cannistraro
Construction
$688,821
Pidc Construction Corp
Construction
$4,012,698
Salt Creek Catering
Catering Services
$507,249
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$0
Government grants $14,081,804
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$12,228,918
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $171,447
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$26,310,722
Total Program Service Revenue$2,036,914
Investment income $8,451,049
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $17,081,770
Net Rental Income $616,616
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $17,244,758
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $72,327,232

Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research has awarded $825,845 in support to 5 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

MASS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

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Somerville, MA

PURPOSE: RESEARCH SUBAWARDS

$481,644

DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE

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Boston, MA

PURPOSE: RESEARCH SUBAWARDS

$170,639

MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL

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Somerville, MA

PURPOSE: RESEARCH SUBAWARDS

$143,824

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL

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Somerville, MA

PURPOSE: RESEARCH SUBAWARDS

$15,052

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

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Boston, MA

PURPOSE: RESEARCH SUBAWARDS

$14,686
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Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 5 grants that Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research has recieved totaling $399,988.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation

Wellesley Hills, MA

PURPOSE: CIRCUITS: IMPACT OF GENETIC, EPIGENETIC AND CELLULAR VARIANTS ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE PATHOLOGY

$172,500
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation

Wellesley Hills, MA

PURPOSE: CIRCUITS: IMPACT OF GENETIC, EPIGENETIC AND CELLULAR VARIANTS ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE PATHOLOGY

$172,500
Rett Syndrome Research Trust Inc

Trumbull, CT

PURPOSE: MECP2 REACTIVATION

$49,988
Dettmer Fam Foundation Tr

Palm Beach, FL

PURPOSE: TO FURTHER THE PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION

$2,500
Dettmer Fam Foundation Tr

Palm Beach, FL

PURPOSE: TO FURTHER THE PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION

$2,500
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$527,896,160
Earnings$26,392,986
Net Contributions$200,000
Other Expense$33,172,050
Ending Balance$521,317,096

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