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International : Development and Relief Services

charity: water

Water changes everything

four stars

92.29

40 Worth Street, STE 330 New York, NY 10013
tel: (646) 688-2323   Web Site
EIN: 22-3936753

Board Leadership
Michael Wilkerson
Chairman

CEO
Scott Harrison
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.29 four stars
  Financial 89.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

89.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth 13.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 47.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by charity: water on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by charity: water on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
charity: water (NY) 92.29 four stars
Kiva (CA) 96.69 four stars
EMpower (NY) 90.46 four stars
GlobalGiving (DC) 98.23 four stars
Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 88.81 three stars

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charity: water is a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. The organization inspires giving and empowers others to fundraise for sustainable water solutions. 100% of public donations are sent to local partners on the ground, who build and implement the projects. When the projects are completed, charity: water proves every one of them using GPS coordinates, photos and details of the community served.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $32,594,016
   Federated Campaigns $320,815
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,212,585
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $35,127,416
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $35,127,416
   Other Revenue $326
TOTAL REVENUE $35,127,742
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $29,012,210
   Administrative Expenses $4,151,159
   Fundraising Expenses $3,076,378
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $36,239,747
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,112,005
   
Net Assets $28,058,321

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
Water Projects in Ethiopia $10,144,503 35.0%
Water Projects in Nepal $3,284,696 11.3%
Water Projects in Rwanda $2,656,709 9.2%

Ratings History
charity: water has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 92.29 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.54 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 96.98 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 97.05 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 95.91 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 97.10 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 97.32 four stars
2010-12 10/01/2011 95.14 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 94.70 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 22-3936753
Name in IRS Master File CHARITY GLOBAL INC
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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, 2007
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, 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
$247,962 0.68% Scott Harrison CEO, Founder

charity: water is a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. The organization inspires giving and empowers others to fundraise for sustainable water solutions. 100% of public donations are sent to local partners on the ground, who build and implement the projects. When the projects are completed, charity: water proves every one of them using GPS coordinates, photos and details of the community served.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
charity: water (NY) 92.29 four stars
Safe Water Network (NY) 93.38 four stars
Global Volunteers (MN) 89.81 three stars
TechnoServe (DC) 90.12 four stars
Trees for the Future (MD) 86.31 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

charity: water
40 Worth Street, STE 330
New York, NY 10013
tel: (646) 688-2323
fax: (646) 883-3456
EIN: 22-3936753

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Board Leadership

Michael Wilkerson
Chairman

CEO

Scott Harrison
Founder, CEO

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