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charity: water
40 Worth Street, STE 330
New York, NY 10013
tel: (646) 688-2323
fax: (646) 638-2083
EIN: 22-3936753

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Board Leadership

Michael Wilkerson


Scott Harrison
Founder, CEO

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International : Development and Relief Services

charity: water

Water changes everything

(out of 100)
Overall 96.98 4 stars
  Financial 95.74 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
This rating was published 03/01/2016 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 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Primary Revenue Growth 17.3%
  Program Expenses Growth 20.7%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by charity: water on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $42,058,830
   Federated Campaigns $71,472
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,559,957
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $43,690,259
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $43,690,259
   Other Revenue $824
TOTAL REVENUE $43,691,083
   Program Expenses $33,014,896
   Administrative Expenses $3,242,732
   Fundraising Expenses $3,769,846
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,663,609
Net Assets $28,947,074


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$220,921 0.55% Scott Harrison CEO, Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$249,429 0.62% Christopher Gorder Chief Water Officer


charity: water focuses on life's most basic need -- water. But to significantly cut down disease rates in the developing world, water is just the first step. Almost everywhere charity: water builds a freshwater well, we also require sanitation training. In some communities, we build latrines; at the very least, we promote simple hand-washing stations made with readily-available materials. Clean water can greatly alleviate the world's disease burden, but only with education and hygienic practice. charity: water is committed to using water as a gateway to sanitary living. charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects.

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