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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Blue Water Baltimore

Clean Water. Strong Communities.

three stars

89.35

2631 Sisson Street Baltimore, MD 21211
tel: (410) 254-1577   Web Site
EIN: 52-1420138

Board Leadership
Kevin Shea
Chair

CEO
Jenn Aoisa
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.35 three stars
  Financial 84.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Blue Water Baltimore's mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore's rivers, streams and harbor in order to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities. To achieve our mission, we monitor water quality, train citizens to report pollution, advocate for stronger environmental laws and take legal action against polluters. We remove hard surfaces such as concrete and replace it with BMPs (Best Management Practices) such as bioretention which treats polluted runoff before it reaches our waterways. We implement these projects on public and private lands by engaging neighborhood residents, local schools and city agencies as partners. We engage schoolchildren in hands-on activities to teach them about the relationship between community health and healthy waterways. We plant and maintain thousands of trees each year in order to increase Baltimore City's tree canopy. Our work comprehensively addresses greening and public health goals in addition to improved water quality.

Blue Water Baltimore's mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore's rivers, streams and harbor in order to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities. To achieve our mission, we monitor water quality, train citizens to report pollution, advocate for stronger environmental laws and take legal action against polluters. We remove hard surfaces such as concrete and replace it with BMPs (Best Management Practices) such as bioretention which treats polluted runoff before it reaches our waterways. We implement these projects on public and private lands by engaging neighborhood residents, local schools and city agencies as partners. We engage schoolchildren in hands-on activities to teach them about the relationship between community health and healthy waterways. We plant and maintain thousands of trees each year in order to increase Baltimore City's tree canopy. Our work comprehensively addresses greening and public health goals in addition to improved water quality.

Financial

three stars

84.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth 17.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blue Water Baltimore on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blue Water Baltimore on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blue Water Baltimore (MD) 89.35 three stars
Wolf River Conservancy (TN) 86.64 three stars
American Whitewater (NC) 92.22 four stars
San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust (CA) 90.56 four stars
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PA) 88.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,134,656
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $90,040
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,576,474
Total Contributions $2,801,170
   Program Service Revenue $555,239
Total Primary Revenue $3,356,409
   Other Revenue $328,249
TOTAL REVENUE $3,684,658
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,101,108
   Administrative Expenses $424,491
   Fundraising Expenses $186,722
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,712,321
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-27,663
   
Net Assets $618,897

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
Stormwater Reduction $1,703,454 54.9%
Greening/Nursery $737,415 23.8%
Education, Advocacy, and Outreach $381,854 12.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 89.35 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.95 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.57 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.52 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 92.69 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 92.26 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 88.15 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 92.73 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 52-1420138
Name in IRS Master File BLUE WATER BALTIMORE
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (351) Combating or preventing pollution (air, water, etc)
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 August, 1994
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$53,042 1.42% Jennifer Aiosa Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blue Water Baltimore (MD) 89.35 three stars
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (GA) 95.05 four stars
Huron River Watershed Council (MI) 93.45 four stars
Riverkeeper (NY) 93.25 four stars
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PA) 88.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Blue Water Baltimore
2631 Sisson Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
tel: (410) 254-1577
fax: (443) 872-8574
EIN: 52-1420138

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Board Leadership

Kevin Shea
Chair

CEO

Jenn Aoisa
Executive Director

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