International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

charity: water

Water changes everything

three stars

88.12

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 88.12 three stars
  Financial 83.20 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

83.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth 17.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 50.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $61,681,831
   Federated Campaigns $786,725
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,755,342
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $69,223,898
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $69,223,898
   Other Revenue $866,763
TOTAL REVENUE $70,090,661
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $46,979,282
   Administrative Expenses $4,537,738
   Fundraising Expenses $7,748,373
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $59,265,393
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,825,268
   
Net Assets $43,744,409

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$387,065 0.65% Scott Harrison CEO, Founder

Mission

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.

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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