IRS Form 990


The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) serves The State University of New York (SUNY). The RF administers nearly $1 billion in research activity for SUNY annually and its work has statewide and global impact.

The RF is not a state agency; rather, it is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational corporation. It is subject to IRS tax exempt status rules and must file an IRS Form 990 annual reporting return with the IRS. The form reports on the business and operation of an organization, and provides information on its mission, programs, governance, sources of income and finances.  The RF’s IRS Form 990 is publicly available at the links below.

IRS Form 990 Readers Guide

We have organized the information contained in the Form 990 into a table that highlights the areas of our business about which people most often inquire and points to locations in the form where that information can be found. We also include a brief FAQ section to answer some of the most common questions about the RF activity reported in the Form 990.

We hope this Reader’s Guide will help explain key information contained in the RF’s IRS Form 990.

Note:  The years listed below are the IRS tax years which represent the period that the RF began its fiscal year.  For example, the link to the file named “IRS Form 990 – 2019” covers the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.

IRS Form 990 - 2019

IRS Form 990T - 2019

IRS Form 990 - 2018

IRS Form 990T - 2018

IRS Form 990 - 2017

IRS Form 990T - 2017

IRS Form 990 - 2016

IRS Form 990T - 2016

IRS Form 990 - 2015

IRS Form 990T - 2015 

IRS Form 990 - 2014 - Amended

IRS Form 990T - 2014

IRS Form 990 - 2013

IRS Form 990T - 2013

IRS Form 990 - 2012

IRS Form 990T - 2012

IRS Form 990 - 2011

IRS Form 990T - 2011

IRS Form 990 - 2010

IRS Form 990 - 2009

IRS Form 990 - 2008

If you have questions or require further information about Form 990, contact:

Peter Taubkin
Director of External Relations & Corporate Communications
35 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 434-7063