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Food and Water Watch

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three stars

87.57

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 87.57 three stars
  Financial 82.68 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our food, water and climate are under constant assault by corporations who put profit over the survival of humanity. They have seized control of the very institutions that were built to protect us. We mobilize people to reclaim their political power, hold our elected officials accountable, and resist corporate control-ensuring we all have the essential resources we need to thrive. This is a fight we must win, because this planet is the only one we get.

We are working to create a healthy future for all people and generations to come-a world where everyone has food they can trust, clean drinking water and a livable climate. Making this happen requires involving people in the pressing issues of our time at the local, state, and federal level, building on one win after another, as we develop a larger movement that has the political power to make our democratic process work.

Our food, water and climate are under constant assault by corporations who put profit over the survival of humanity. They have seized control of the very institutions that were built to protect us. We mobilize people to reclaim their political power, hold our elected officials accountable, and resist corporate control-ensuring we all have the essential resources we need to thrive. This is a fight we must win, because this planet is the only one we get.

We are working to create a healthy future for all people and generations to come-a world where everyone has food they can trust, clean drinking water and a livable climate. Making this happen requires involving people in the pressing issues of our time at the local, state, and federal level, building on one win after another, as we develop a larger movement that has the political power to make our democratic process work.

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Financial

three stars

82.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
76.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.0%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food and Water Watch (DC) 87.57 three stars
Center for Public Integrity (DC) 89.11 three stars
Institute for Energy Research (DC) 89.39 three stars
Demos (NY) 87.62 three stars
Sightline Institute (WA) 91.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,684,205
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,684,205
   Program Service Revenue $18,000
Total Primary Revenue $16,702,205
   Other Revenue $96,505
TOTAL REVENUE $16,798,710
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $13,986,784
   Administrative Expenses $1,331,945
   Fundraising Expenses $2,011,849
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,330,578
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-531,868
   
Net Assets $7,623,149

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 $7,800,680 55.0%
Public Education Related to Food Production $4,763,694 33.6%
Climate and Environment Program $1,622,782 11.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 87.57 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.81 three stars
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$226,600 1.30% Wenonah Hauter Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food and Water Watch (DC) 87.57 three stars
Partnership for Public Service (DC) 96.46 four stars
Pioneer Institute (MA) 91.51 four stars
Population Reference Bureau (DC) 89.86 three stars
World Institute on Disability (CA) 89.50 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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