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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

four stars

93.38

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

Board Leadership
Chris Brody
Chairman

CEO
Kurt Soderlund
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.38 four stars
  Financial 95.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

95.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.46
  Program Expenses Growth 11.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Safe Water Network (NY) 93.38 four stars
Water Mission (SC) 92.06 four stars
Friendship Bridge (CO) 90.71 four stars
Grameen Foundation USA (DC) 89.35 three stars
Vital Voices Global Partnership (DC) 92.49 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,944,994
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,944,994
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,944,994
   Other Revenue $5,525
TOTAL REVENUE $2,950,519
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,030,371
   Administrative Expenses $430,668
   Fundraising Expenses $395,665
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,856,704
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-906,185
   
Net Assets $8,309,873

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
Rainwater Harvesting in India $1,479,304 48.8%
Water Kiosks in Ghana $1,020,531 33.7%
Health and Hygiene Education $530,536 17.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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]
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$230,000 5.96% Kurt Soderlund Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Safe Water Network (NY) 93.38 four stars
Acumen (NY) 96.49 four stars
Global Fund for Children (DC) 86.73 three stars
Foods Resource Bank (IL) 95.71 four stars
Esperanza International Foundation (WA) 86.81 three 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

Chris Brody
Chairman

CEO

Kurt Soderlund
Chief Executive Officer

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