Biosphere Foundation (Big Pine, CA)


  • Name:Sally Silverstone
  • Title:Chief Financial Officer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Biosphere Foundation
  • Address:P.O. Box 808
    Big Pine, CA 93513
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:760-938-3399

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  • Mission:
  • To inspire intelligent stewardship of our earth’s biosphere.
    To implement conservation programs that are community based and sustainable.
    To create educational programs that will inspire people to care for the biosphere and get involved to make a positive difference.
    To serve as an unbiased “trusted source” of data about the biosphere to users worldwide.

  • History:
  • Biosphere Foundation initiated its Planetary Coral Reef Foundation Program in 1991 to launch an innovative scientific, and education-outreach campaign worldwide. In support of its mission to conserve reef biodiversity, BF maintains a ship at sea. This ship has carried out a fourteen year expedition to map and monitor the world's coral reefs. Journeying around the world on a voyage of over 60,000 nautical miles through 23 countries, BF completed 49 comprehensive coral reef studies and trained over 50 students in coral reef conservation. Realizing that marine conservation cannot be successful without the full co-operation of the local community and without providing economic alternatives to activities that cause reef destruction, Biosphere Foundation is fully supporting this land based initiative, with research and advisory support and fundraising.
    To date this collaboration has lead to several initiatives to protect the marine systems of the park, including a complete base line survey of the reef systems and the establishment of “Friends of Menjangan” a local conservation and education group dedicated to the protection of Menjangan island (see

  • Year established:1991
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:11
  • Advisory board size:11
  • Staff size:5


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:86-0686472

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:860686472
  • Organization Name:BIOSPHERE FOUNDATION
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% ABAGAIL ALLING
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 112636
  • Organization City:CAMPBELL
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:95011-2636
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):8, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Scientific Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1993
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):199
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other scientific research activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:U50Z
  • Asset Amount:$1,046,623
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$518,434
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$518,434
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 9:39:25 am

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