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Water Mission
1150 Kinzer Street
North Charleston, SC 29405
tel: (843) 769-7395
fax: (843) 763-6082
EIN: 57-1116978

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P.O. Box 71489
North Charleston, SC 29415

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Board Leadership

Molly F. Greene
Chairman of Board, Co-founder


George C. Greene III
CEO, Founder

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International : Development and Relief Services

Water Mission

Water Builds

(out of 100)
Overall 93.00 4 stars
  Financial 90.95 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 11/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Primary Revenue Growth 21.1%
  Program Expenses Growth 15.7%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water Mission on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 09/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,833,352
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $374,815
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,208,167
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,208,167
   Other Revenue $-71,396
TOTAL REVENUE $9,136,771
   Program Expenses $8,264,305
   Administrative Expenses $523,664
   Fundraising Expenses $989,102
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-640,300
Net Assets $6,951,848


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 09/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- George C. Greene III Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$101,755 1.04% George C. Greene IV President, COO
$93,494 0.95% Cynthia Pennington Controller


Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds and implements safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3 million people in 52 countries. Water Mission has over 200 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.

Notably, Charity Navigator has awarded Water Mission their top rating nine years in a row, a distinction shared by only one percent of the charities rated by the organization. To learn more about Water Mission, visit

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