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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Blue Water Baltimore

Clean Water. Strong Communities.

84.30

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

Board Leadership
Kevin Shea
Chair

CEO
Bob Summers
Interim Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.30
  Financial 78.94
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 green infrastructure 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 green infrastructure 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

78.94

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.16
  Program Expenses Growth -2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.9%
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) 84.30
Riverkeeper (NY) 85.57
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PA) 87.27
River Network (CO) 90.19
International Rivers (CA) 86.11

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,111,734
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $111,126
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $447,739
Total Contributions $1,670,599
   Program Service Revenue $418,039
Total Primary Revenue $2,088,638
   Other Revenue $327,350
TOTAL REVENUE $2,415,988
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,898,235
   Administrative Expenses $468,736
   Fundraising Expenses $153,183
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,520,154
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-104,166
   
Net Assets $551,645

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
Greening/Environmental Construction $850,303 44.8%
Stormwater Reduction $408,910 21.5%
Water Quality $278,124 14.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 08/03/2021 84.30
2018-12 04/01/2020 91.16
2018-12 02/01/2020 90.91
2017-12 04/01/2019 89.35
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.95
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.57
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.52
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 92.69
2013-12 06/01/2015 92.26
2013-12 05/01/2015 88.15
2012-12 11/01/2013 92.73

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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Jennifer Aiosa Executive Director $115,459

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blue Water Baltimore (MD) 84.30
River Network (CO) 90.19
James River Association (VA) 93.80
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PA) 87.27
American Whitewater (NC) 97.43

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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

Bob Summers
Interim Executive Director

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