Mission: DRINK LOCAL. DRINK TAP., INC. IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT INSPIRES INDIVIDUALS TO RECOGNIZE AND SOLVE OUR WATER ISSUES THROUGH CREATIVE EDUCATION, EVENTS,  ... (More)

Drink Local Drink Tap Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2014, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.drinklocaldrinktap.org

  1455 WEST 29TH STREET
Cleveland OH 44113-2970


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Drink Local Drink Tap Inc. is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

92

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 80% Finance & Accountability, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 10% Culture & Community


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

90

out of 100

The score earned by Drink Local Drink Tap Inc. is a passing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

90

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

89.11%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

12/12 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

No review needed due to small charity size

No effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

4.54%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

No Data Available


Key Persons data is currently unavailable for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Drink Local Drink Tap Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Grants Received

  • Balance Sheet


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

As soon as Covid-19 was declared a pandemic by WHO on March 11, 2021, and travel bans started coming into effect, our operations in Uganda came to a standstill. Even though DLDT’s work to provide safe water to the most impoverished communities in Uganda is crucial in controlling the spread of COVID-19, we lost 1/5th of our anticipated funding. This loss in funding placed us in emergency operating mode and we had to dig into our reserves to keep our staff employed.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

As the pandemic continued to spread, thousands of our partner communities remained vulnerable - cut off from the income-generating networks. The pause in fieldwork, unfortunately, left many people without sanitation and water. To add to that, retailers in Uganda had hiked soap prices and our partner communities were struggling to get access to soap. In addition, due to unexpected funding constraints during the 2020 Pandemic, our education program in schools moved to a virtual platform. We were in the process of creating a new Wavemaker curriculum in 2019/2020 (completed in March 2021), but we had no marketing funds to promote the curriculum as planned, so it was adapted slower than expected. Additionally, we had to cut back on the hours of our consultants and part-time staff and the Executive Director ended up stretching her hours to support the organization.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

During the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, retailers in Uganda had hiked soap prices and people had lost their livelihoods at the same time. Our partner communities were struggling to get access to soap. Drink Local Drink Tap took notice and with special government permission, began emergency soap drops dropping off soaps to our most severely affected partner communities. On a weekly basis, we engaged with our partner communities through an “SMS Campaign” – calling and messaging community WASH leaders with heightened hygiene recommendations. We taught people how to build low-cost, hand-washing stations near water sources, how to safely manage water sources during COVID-19, and how to keep their families safe. Uganda allowed for Drink Local Drink Tap to return to construction works in an effective, efficient way in July 2020. The Pandemic has dramatically set us back in revenue, but we are fully operational in Uganda and in Cleveland, Ohio, and growing.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We intend to continue building hand-washing facilities at every water source that is highly monitored, to continue hygiene supply provisions at an AIDS orphanage (a DLDT partner since 2013), to continue SMS communications with relevant health and WASH information and a new Preventative Maintenance Program.


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...   Impact & Results


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


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Drink Local Drink Tap Inc. cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Drink Local Drink Tap Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$144,185

Spent in most recent FY

38%

Percent of program expenses


EDUCATE STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY, VISIT SCHOOLS, DESCRIBE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND COMPARE TO FOREIGN COUNTRY WATER ISSUES; INCLUDING 4MILES4WATER, A COMMUNITY EDUCATION EVENT TO ENHANCE AWARENESS OF WA ... (More)


$228,606

Spent in most recent FY

61%

Percent of program expenses


ARRANGE FOR DRILLING OF WELLS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR GETTING SAFE WATER TO VILLAGES IN THE COUNTRY OF UGANDA IN SE AFRICA.


$770

Spent in most recent FY

0%

Percent of program expenses


MEDICAL IN UGANDA


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Drink Local Drink Tap Inc. is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


Our mission is to improve water equity through projects, programming and partnerships because we believe clean water is a human right.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


Our vision is to inspire the world to carefully value and protect our water as a basic necessity of life.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Improve access to sustainable water and sanitation through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals and recognizing the human right to water and sanitation.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Two: Create and participate in community and virtual programming to create inspiring space for people and partners to create a clean water future for all.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Goal Three: Maintain existing partnerships that expand our programs and services, provide financial support for our mission and reinforce our position as trusted resource on water equity issues

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

We invest in leadership development (Board and the Executive Director) consistently throughout the year. We have a line item dedicated to Professional Development. Currently, our Executive Director is undergoing a Water Risk Assessment course for 12 weeks.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Drink Local Drink Tap hosts 15+ events each year to bring people together to celebrate water and offer hands-on activities to make our water cleaner and ensure everyone has access to this basic human right. Through these events, we engage with the general public, corporate partners, donors, share our stories through documentary creation, and create awareness about local and global water issues. Our events include: • Beach cleanups: Since the beginning, we have hosted monthly beach cleanups, rain or shine. We have picked up 12,573 lbs of trash till date. • 4 Miles 4 Water event: It is an annual run/walk event for which 500 people sign up and engage. • Annual Giving Splash Party: Our largest fundraising event where we engage our sponsors and donors.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


We moved our education program to a virtual platform during the beginning of the Pandemic but now we offer the program in person in classrooms. In the past year we had an increased demand for the Wavamaker Program and therefore we turned our part-time Program Manager position to a full-time position. In Uganda, we had to halt our operationsfield work but we are now fully operational since July 2020.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

100

out of 100

Drink Local Drink Tap Inc. has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: Not Scored

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 100/100 (100% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

100/100 points

100% of beacon score


This organization's score of 100 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 13 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


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Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

Not Scored


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.


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Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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