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International : Development and Relief Services

Water Mission

Water Mission is a Christian engineering nonprofit that builds safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions.

96.46

1150 Molly Greene Way Building 1605
North Charleston, SC 29405
tel: (843) 769-7395   Web Site
EIN: 57-1116978

Board Leadership
George C. Greene III, PhD, PE
Executive Chair, Co-founder

CEO
George C. Greene IV, PE
CEO and President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46
  Financial 95.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/30/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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 nearly 7 million people in 57 countries. Water Mission has over 400 staff members working in its headquarters and 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 its top four-star rating 14 years in a row, a distinction shared by less than 1% of the charities rated by the organization. To learn more, 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 nearly 7 million people in 57 countries. Water Mission has over 400 staff members working in its headquarters and 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 its top four-star rating 14 years in a row, a distinction shared by less than 1% of the charities rated by the organization. To learn more, visit watermission.org.

Financial

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/30/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.97
  Program Expenses Growth 18.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.4%
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) 96.46
Water for Good, Inc. (IN) 86.36
American India Foundation (NY) 89.22
Kids Around the World (IL) 94.85
Givedirectly (NY) 89.13

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $31,095,811
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $285,682
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $31,381,493
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $31,381,493
   Other Revenue $187,432
TOTAL REVENUE $31,568,925
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $26,157,912
   Administrative Expenses $1,743,355
   Fundraising Expenses $1,911,598
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,812,865
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,756,060
   
Net Assets $23,805,023

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 $16,022,821 61.3%
Disaster Response Programs $6,888,503 26.3%
Refugee Programs $3,246,588 12.4%

Ratings History
Water Mission has received 15 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-09 11/30/2021 96.46
2019-09 10/01/2020 98.23
2018-09 08/01/2019 100.00
2017-09 08/01/2018 92.92
2016-09 10/01/2017 92.68
2016-09 09/01/2017 92.15
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, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$148,486 0.49% George C. Greene IV Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water Mission (SC) 96.46
Global Greengrants Fund (CO) 95.33
Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 89.10
GlobalGiving (DC) 96.66
Room to Read (CA) 92.00

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Charity Contact Info

Water Mission
1150 Molly Greene Way
Building 1605
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

George C. Greene III, PhD, PE
Executive Chair, Co-founder

CEO

George C. Greene IV, PE
CEO and President

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