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Water Mission

Water Builds

four stars

92.68

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 92.68 four stars
  Financial 89.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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 eleven years in a row, a distinction shared by less than one percent of the charities rated by the organization. To learn more about Water Mission, visit watermission.org.

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 eleven years in a row, a distinction shared by less than one percent of the charities rated by the organization. To learn more about Water Mission, visit watermission.org.

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Financial

three stars

89.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth 27.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
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) 92.68 four stars
Partners Worldwide (MI) 93.87 four stars
World Neighbors (OK) 93.97 four stars
Water.org (MO) 96.85 four stars
World Hope International (VA) 92.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,023,058
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $349,170
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,372,228
   Program Service Revenue $3,156,527
Total Primary Revenue $14,528,755
   Other Revenue $37,272
TOTAL REVENUE $14,566,027
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,084,462
   Administrative Expenses $856,123
   Fundraising Expenses $1,666,993
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,607,578
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-41,551
   
Net Assets $8,603,477

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 $11,313,438 93.6%
Disaster Response $515,133 4.3%
Engineering Innovation $189,621 1.6%

Ratings History
Water Mission has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 10/01/2017 92.68 four stars
2016-09 09/01/2017 92.15 four stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 92.06 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 93.00 four stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 92.48 four stars
2012-09 06/01/2013 94.49 four stars
2011-09 04/01/2012 93.31 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.34 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 93.06 four stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 96.02 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 95.72 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 98.13 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 98.92 four stars

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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- George C. Greene III Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$122,045 0.83% George C. Greene IV President, COO
$106,380 0.72% Seth Womble EVP Operations
$105,169 0.71% Charles Hook EVP Volunteer & Investor Partnerships

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water Mission (SC) 92.68 four stars
One Acre Fund (IL) 94.28 four stars
Outreach International (MO) 94.60 four stars
Operation Bootstrap Africa (MN) 95.15 four stars
Global Greengrants Fund (CO) 100.00 four stars

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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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