International : Development and Relief Services

Water Mission

Water Builds

four stars

100.00

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

Board Leadership
George C. Greene III, PhD, PE
Chairman of Board, Co-founder

CEO
George C. Greene III, PhD, PE
CEO, Co-founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Water MissionĀ® organization is a Christian engineering nonprofit 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 four million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has 350 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.


Notably, Charity Navigator has awarded Water Mission its top four-star rating 13 years in a row, a distinction shared by less than one percent of the charities rated by the organization. Additionally, Charity Navigator has given Water Mission a perfect score for financial health, accountability and transparency.To learn more, visit watermission.org.

The Water MissionĀ® organization is a Christian engineering nonprofit 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 four million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has 350 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.


Notably, Charity Navigator has awarded Water Mission its top four-star rating 13 years in a row, a distinction shared by less than one percent of the charities rated by the organization. Additionally, Charity Navigator has given Water Mission a perfect score for financial health, accountability and transparency.To learn more, visit watermission.org.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems
450,000
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth 26.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,442,158
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $303,256
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $26,745,414
   Program Service Revenue $4,400,811
Total Primary Revenue $31,146,225
   Other Revenue $-87,441
TOTAL REVENUE $31,058,784
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,155,282
   Administrative Expenses $802,237
   Fundraising Expenses $1,646,222
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,603,741
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,455,043
   
Net Assets $20,509,615

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- George C. Greene III Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$145,410 0.70% George C. Greene IV President, COO
$119,168 0.57% Charles Hook EVP Volunteer & Investor Partnerships
$111,821 0.54% Seth Womble EVP Operations
$98,318 0.47% Bernard Drackwicz CFO

Mission

The Water MissionĀ® organization is a Christian engineering nonprofit 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 four million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has 350 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.


Notably, Charity Navigator has awarded Water Mission its top four-star rating 13 years in a row, a distinction shared by less than one percent of the charities rated by the organization. Additionally, Charity Navigator has given Water Mission a perfect score for financial health, accountability and transparency.To learn more, visit watermission.org.

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Water Mission (SC) 100.00 four stars
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World Hope International (VA) 89.39 three 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

George C. Greene III, PhD, PE
Chairman of Board, Co-founder

CEO

George C. Greene III, PhD, PE
CEO, Co-founder