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Food and Water Watch

Championing healthy food and clean water for all.

three stars

88.45

1616 P Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
tel: (855) 340-8083   Web Site
EIN: 32-0160439

Board Leadership
Maude Barlow
Chair

CEO
Wenonah Hauter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.45 three stars
  Financial 83.95 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping the global commons — our shared resources — under public control. We envision a world where all people have access to enough affordable, healthy, and wholesome food and clean water to meet their basic needs — a world in which governments are accountable to their citizens and manage essential resources sustainably.

Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping the global commons — our shared resources — under public control. We envision a world where all people have access to enough affordable, healthy, and wholesome food and clean water to meet their basic needs — a world in which governments are accountable to their citizens and manage essential resources sustainably.

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Financial

three stars

83.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
72.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth 10.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food and Water Watch on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food and Water Watch on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Food and Water Watch (DC) 88.45 three stars
Health Policy Institute of Ohio (OH) 90.42 four stars
Economic Policy Institute (DC) 91.13 four stars
The Land Institute (KS) 93.67 four stars
RESULTS Educational Fund (DC) 94.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,665,510
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $17,665,510
   Program Service Revenue $1,298
Total Primary Revenue $17,666,808
   Other Revenue $66,868
TOTAL REVENUE $17,733,676
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $11,646,294
   Administrative Expenses $1,454,472
   Fundraising Expenses $2,651,578
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,752,344
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,981,332
   
Net Assets $8,086,147

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
Public Education & Advocacy Related to Water $6,631,250 53.4%
Public Education Related to Food Production $4,808,483 38.7%
Common Resources Program $979,635 7.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 88.45 three stars
2014-12 11/01/2016 88.51 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 02/01/2016 88.86 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 86.98 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 91.18 four stars
2011-12 03/06/2013 95.72 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 93.49 four stars
2010-12 06/01/2012 92.49 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 32-0160439
Name in IRS Master File FOOD & WATER WATCH
NTEE Code K05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
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 February, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$173,488 1.10% Wenonah Hauter Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food and Water Watch (DC) 88.45 three stars
The Philanthropy Roundtable (DC) 92.22 four stars
American Institute for Economic Research (MA) 85.50 three stars
Tax Foundation (DC) 87.15 three stars
Californians for Population Stabilization (CA) 89.89 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food and Water Watch
1616 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (855) 340-8083
fax: (202) 683-2501
EIN: 32-0160439

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Board Leadership

Maude Barlow
Chair

CEO

Wenonah Hauter
Executive Director

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