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Safe Water Network

More than a billion people around the world lack access to safe water. Join us in advancing market-based solutions that

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two stars

76.57

122 East 42nd Street Suite 2600
New York, NY 10168
tel: (212) 355-7233   Web Site
EIN: 51-0570455

Board Leadership
Josh Weston
Chairman

CEO
Kurt Soderlund
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.57 two stars
  Financial 85.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Safe Water Network accelerates the development of innovative, affordable solutions that ensure access to sustainable and affordable sources of safe water. We coordinate public, private and nonprofit expertise to advance the most promising and practical approaches for broad-scale global impact.

Safe Water Network accelerates the development of innovative, affordable solutions that ensure access to sustainable and affordable sources of safe water. We coordinate public, private and nonprofit expertise to advance the most promising and practical approaches for broad-scale global impact.

Impact Information

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Program Name: Small Water Enterprises for Scale and Sustainability
Problem

Water is a prerequisite to all human progress, and critical to the well-being of people, communities, and countries. Yet despite decades of work and billions of dollars invested, at any given time 30 - 50% of water systems are non-functional. An estimated 1.8 billion people lack dependable access to safe, affordable water. This results in a vicious cycle of child mortality, illness and suffering, loss of income and economic opportunity, and is an immense burden for women and girls particularly.

Strategy

Our strategy has four components, implemented in parallel: 1) partner with 400 communities and local entrepreneurs to develop and operate small water enterprises (safe water stations); 2) develop the evidence base for the operational, financial, & consumer effectiveness of SWEs; 3) engage with sector stakeholders and disseminate results of component 2; and 4) improve the enabling environment at national level for strengthened policies, financing, and well-capacitated implementing organizations.

IF:THEN

IF we demonstrate that it is possible for locally owned small water enterprises to serve communities living on $2/day with safe, affordable convenient water, in ways that are financially and operationally self-sustaining such that they endure over time and avoid the high failure rates that plague the sector, and this approach can be replicated at a credible scale...

THEN we can build the tools and evidence-base to convince governments, donor agencies, and other NGOs that small water enterprises are a critical pathway for achieving SDG 6 (universal safe water coverage), which will unlock large scale infrastructure investment capital to be deployed for small water enterprises. The end result will be hundreds of millions of people gaining enduring, dependable, convenient access to safe water, and living healthier and more productive lives, especially girls.
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by Classy. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

85.94

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
75.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.01
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Safe Water Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Safe Water Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Safe Water Network (NY) 76.57 two stars
American India Foundation (NY) 91.04 four stars
Trickle Up (NY) 91.84 four stars
Grassroots International (MA) 90.84 four stars
BrazilFoundation (NY) 91.42 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,716,168
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,716,168
   Program Service Revenue $332,441
Total Primary Revenue $3,048,609
   Other Revenue $19,897
TOTAL REVENUE $3,068,506
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,518,574
   Administrative Expenses $902,790
   Fundraising Expenses $723,675
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,145,039
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,076,533
   
Net Assets $9,508,170

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 Kiosks in Ghana $2,524,103 71.7%
Rainwater Harvesting in India $608,410 17.3%
Health and Hygiene Education $386,061 11.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 76.57 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 93.60 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 90.23 four stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 93.38 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.17 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 91.47 four stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 96.70 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 91.34 four stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 91.49 four stars
2010-12 10/01/2012 86.98 three 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 51-0570455
Name in IRS Master File SAFE WATER NETWORK
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
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 May, 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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$226,940 4.41% Kurt Soderlund Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Safe Water Network (NY) 76.57 two stars
Room to Read (CA) 92.92 four stars
Endeavor (NY) 93.21 four stars
Mercy-USA for Aid and Development (MI) 94.69 four stars
Trickle Up (NY) 91.84 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Safe Water Network
122 East 42nd Street
Suite 2600
New York, NY 10168
tel: (212) 355-7233
EIN: 51-0570455

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Board Leadership

Josh Weston
Chairman

CEO

Kurt Soderlund
Chief Executive Officer

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