International : Development and Relief Services

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

93.60

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 93.60 four stars
  Financial 95.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Results Information

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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Financial

four stars

95.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.80
  Program Expenses Growth 9.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,009,560
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,009,560
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,009,560
   Other Revenue $20,317
TOTAL REVENUE $11,029,877
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,469,134
   Administrative Expenses $422,172
   Fundraising Expenses $509,797
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,401,103
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,628,774
   
Net Assets $12,037,596

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$227,002 5.15% Kurt Soderlund Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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 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