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International : Development and Relief Services

Water Mission

Water Builds

92.06

1150 Kinzer Street North Charleston, SC 29405
tel: (843) 769-7395   Web Site
EIN: 57-1116978

Board Leadership
Molly F. Greene
Chairman of Board, Co-founder

CEO
George C. Greene III
CEO, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.06
  Financial 89.51
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

89.51

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
  Program Expenses Growth 18.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water Mission (SC) 92.06
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) (NY) 91.97
Near East Foundation (NY) 94.69
Village Enterprise (CA) 88.58
Sustainable Harvest International (ME) 87.47

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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 250 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 watermission.org.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,444,598
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $737,245
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,181,843
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,181,843
   Other Revenue $-238,329
TOTAL REVENUE $9,943,514
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,969,046
   Administrative Expenses $642,720
   Fundraising Expenses $979,988
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,591,754
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-648,240
   
Net Assets $6,303,608

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Community Development $7,447,321 83.0%
Disaster Response $1,131,991 12.6%
Engineering Innovation $357,524 4.0%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 07/01/2016 92.06
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.23
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 93.00
2013-09 11/01/2014 92.48
2012-09 06/01/2013 94.49
2011-09 04/01/2012 93.31
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.34
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 93.06
2008-12 12/01/2009 96.02
2007-12 12/01/2008 95.72
2006-12 12/01/2007 98.13
2005-12 02/01/2007 98.92

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 57-1116978
Name in IRS Master File WATER MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- George C. Greene III Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$113,618 1.07% George C. Greene IV President, COO

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 250 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 watermission.org.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water Mission (SC) 92.06
American India Foundation (NY) 87.66
KickStart International (CA) 89.18
TechnoServe (DC) 90.91
Sustainable Harvest International (ME) 87.47

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Charity Contact Info

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

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 71489
North Charleston, SC 29415

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Board Leadership

Molly F. Greene
Chairman of Board, Co-founder

CEO

George C. Greene III
CEO, Founder

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