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Blood:Water

Partners for enduring health and dignity in Africa

two stars

77.91

P.O. Box 60381 Nashville, TN 37206
tel: (615) 550-4296   Web Site
EIN: 56-2483082

Board Leadership
Kevin Clark
Chairman

CEO
Stan Doerr
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.91 two stars
  Financial 68.77 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Blood:Water is an equipping agency that partners with African grassroots organizations to address the HIV/AIDS and water crises. We do this by identifying Africa's hidden heroes and coming alongside their vision for change. We provide technical, financial, and organizational support so that African civil society organizations have expanded reach and effectiveness in the communities they serve.

Blood:Water was founded in 2004 by the band Jars of Clay in response to the HIV/AIDS and water crises ravaging communities throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Since then, we've partnered with African grassroots organizations in more than ten countries to join them in serving the communities where they work and to improve the health of community members. We identify and invest in African-led organizations who are implementing WASH and HIV/AIDS programs. As we fund their programs, we simultaneously invest in building their capacity so that they are stronger and more resilient for years to come.

Blood:Water is an equipping agency that partners with African grassroots organizations to address the HIV/AIDS and water crises. We do this by identifying Africa's hidden heroes and coming alongside their vision for change. We provide technical, financial, and organizational support so that African civil society organizations have expanded reach and effectiveness in the communities they serve.

Blood:Water was founded in 2004 by the band Jars of Clay in response to the HIV/AIDS and water crises ravaging communities throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Since then, we've partnered with African grassroots organizations in more than ten countries to join them in serving the communities where they work and to improve the health of community members. We identify and invest in African-led organizations who are implementing WASH and HIV/AIDS programs. As we fund their programs, we simultaneously invest in building their capacity so that they are stronger and more resilient for years to come.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of members from priority population attending training
103,496
Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems
19,381
Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided
9
Number of HIV-positive people begin HIV treatment
10,740
Individuals reached with interventions addressing HIV stigma and discrimination
32,907
Individuals with access to latrines
15,827
This impact information is current as of March 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

one star

68.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 84.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blood:Water on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blood:Water on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blood:Water (TN) 77.91 two stars
Children's Cup (TX) 93.05 four stars
International Orthodox Christian Charities (MD) 87.62 three stars
VisionSpring (NY) 90.42 four stars
Rotaplast International (CA) 89.20 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,398,128
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $169,133
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,567,261
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,567,261
   Other Revenue $3,816
TOTAL REVENUE $1,571,077
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,405,099
   Administrative Expenses $140,382
   Fundraising Expenses $186,213
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,731,694
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-160,617
   
Net Assets $33,794

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 and HIV/AIDS Projects $1,337,269 95.2%
Capacity Building $67,830 4.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 77.91 two stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 76.38 two stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 76.22 two stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 71.22 two stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 64.63 one star
2014-09 06/01/2016 65.18 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 73.34 two stars
2013-09 06/01/2014 72.89 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 82.27 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 90.22 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.33 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 87.74 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 92.89 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 56-2483082
Name in IRS Master File BLOOD WATER MISSION INC
NTEE Code X12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 June, 2005
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
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$92,046 5.31% Stan Doerr President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blood:Water (TN) 77.91 two stars
JASS (Just Associates) (DC) 92.21 four stars
International Rescue Committee (NY) 91.05 four stars
International Orthodox Christian Charities (MD) 87.62 three stars
Fistula Foundation (CA) 93.84 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Blood:Water
P.O. Box 60381
Nashville, TN 37206
tel: (615) 550-4296
EIN: 56-2483082

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Board Leadership

Kevin Clark
Chairman

CEO

Stan Doerr
Executive Director

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