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    Water for South Sudan

    Water for South Sudan


    ...Is this your nonprofit?

    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...PO BOX 25551
    ROCHESTER NY 14625-0551


    ROCHESTER NY | IRS ruling year: 2003 | EIN: 20-0291592  


    Water for South Sudan delivers sustainable quality-of-life services to and with the people of South Sudan by efficiently providing access to clean, safe water, and improving hygiene and sanitation practices in areas of great need. We are committed to sustainable growth and continued training for our employees. Interactions and services are delivered with warmth, sincerity, and compassion.

    WFSS has drilled more than 500 clean water wells in rural South Sudan villages since 2005. Our rehabilitation team has repaired more than 200 of our oldest wells. WFSS also provides hygiene education training in every village we serve-534 training programs to date.

    In 2018, WFSS launched a pilot sanitation program, installing a latrine (toilet facility) at the Zogolona Primary School in Wau. In 2021, the first community-wide water storage and piped distribution system was completed in Pinydit daily serving 10,000+ people and thousands of livestock.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 97%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 32% Accountability & Finance, 50% Impact & Results, 7% Leadership & Adaptability, 10% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Water for South Sudan is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
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    Impact & Results


    Water for South Sudan has earned a 100% for the Impact & Results beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon estimates the actual impact a charity has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

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    Largest Programs

    Water for South Sudan reported its largest program on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


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    The Organization began operations to install wells in the communities of South Sudan in 2005. In 2019-20, WFSS drilled 57 new wells, rehabilitated 167 older wells and delivered 433 hygiene education t ... (More)

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