Annual and Financial Reports


The purpose of the Biomimicry Institute is to naturalize biomimicry in the culture by promoting the transfer of ideas, designs, and strategies from biology to sustainable human systems design.

2017-2018 Annual Report

We’re equipping a new generation of innovators to address the most critical issues of our time by looking to nature to design solutions that give more than they take.

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2015-2016 Annual Report

How different would our world be if every student graduated high school “bio-lingual”? If budding entrepreneurs knew how to ask nature for design guidance and had wide-ranging support to bring their innovations to market? If industry changed because employees had a shared vision of a circular economy that functions like a healthy forest?

This is the future that we’re working towards.

2013-2014 Annual Report

Now is the time when vision must combine with venture, and when aspiration must be paired with action. In these pages, you’ll learn how we are empowering big thinkers from business, government, and academia to not only listen to and learn from nature, but to build, prototype, and deliver tangible biomimetic creations to market.

There’s no time to waste. Let’s build a beautiful world together.

2011-2012 Annual Report

It starts with one. One brilliant idea. One voice that sparks the imagination and feeds the soul. But to transform into a movement, and idea needs pollination. Together, we are building a movement.

2006-2009 Annual Report

The Biomimicry Institute inspires, educates, and connects biomimics throughout the world.


Since our founding in 2006, Biomimicry Institute has introduced a powerful way of design thinking to individuals and organizations around the world. This has been made possible by the generous support and shared commitment of our dedicated donors. Our careful stewardship of contributions and our emphasis on programmatic impact have allowed us to consistently earn the highest ratings from watchdog groups such as Guidestar and Great Nonprofits.

990 Forms

FY 2018 Form 990 (PDF – 0.5 MB)

FY 2017 Form 990 (PDF – 0.4 MB)

FY 2016 Form 990 (PDF – 0.5 MB)

FY 2015 Form 990 (PDF – 0.4 MB)

FY 2014 Form 990 (PDF – 0.5 MB)

FY 2013 Form 990 (PDF – 0.7 MB)

FY 2012 Form 990 (PDF – 1.1 MB)

FY 2011 Form 990 (PDF – 0.5 MB)

FY 2010 Form 990 (PDF – 0.4 MB)

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We believe that the widespread adoption of nature-inspired solutions will catalyze a new era in design and business that benefits both people and the planet. Let’s make the act of asking nature’s advice a normal part of everyday inventing. We hope you will join us.

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