Disable all preview features

International : Development and Relief Services

Water for Good

A bold new way to end water poverty!

three stars

88.02

PO Box 247 Winona Lake, IN 46590
tel: (574) 635-1401   Web Site
EIN: 32-0112278

Board Leadership
Dan Stanek
Chair

CEO
Jon Allen
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.02 three stars
  Financial 83.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Water for Good is tackling water poverty in one of the world's most forgotten countries. Our goal? Clean, lasting water for every man, woman, and child in the Central African Republic.

Founded in 2004, Water for Good is a faith-based non-profit organization based in Indiana, USA. We are committed to improving lives and demonstrating God's love to people through reliable clean water access in one of the world's most neglected countries, the Central African Republic (CAR).

Water for Good is tackling water poverty in one of the world's most forgotten countries. Our goal? Clean, lasting water for every man, woman, and child in the Central African Republic.

Founded in 2004, Water for Good is a faith-based non-profit organization based in Indiana, USA. We are committed to improving lives and demonstrating God's love to people through reliable clean water access in one of the world's most neglected countries, the Central African Republic (CAR).

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

For nonprofits that run multiple programs, we highlight the impact of one program below.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Program Name: Water for Good
Program Activities
Water for Good's local technicians maintained and monitored 1,125 water projects, keeping the clean water flowing from improved sources in rural areas of the Central African Republic, one of poorest countries in the world.
Impact Statement
$1 provides clean water to a person for a year.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of water access programs are based on the cost to provide clean water relative to the market cost that a person incurs to buy water in that country. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they provide water for less than 75% of the estimated market costs, and a 4/5 assessment if they do so for less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
Using data reported by Water for Good, ImpactMatters analysts calculated impact.
Data Source
Outcome data collected through local staff, who complete electronic reports on-site during service visits, providing photo and G.P.S. verification water project location and functionality. Beneficiary numbers are self-reported by community members and capped at 1,000 people per project.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
Water for Good conservatively estimates that 56 percent of water projects in the Central African Republic would be functional without Water for Good's maintenance program, and 90 percent of projects are functional with the program. Thus, Water for Good attributes 44 percent of people who have access now to the maintenance program.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on December 1, 2018.
This impact information is current as of June 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

83.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
69.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.05
  Program Expenses Growth 12.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water for Good on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water for Good on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water for Good (IN) 88.02 three stars
International Youth Foundation (MD) 90.12 four stars
Near East Foundation (NY) 92.92 four stars
Friendship Bridge (CO) 90.07 four stars
Bridges to Prosperity (CO) 92.92 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,166,788
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,166,788
   Program Service Revenue $26,224
Total Primary Revenue $3,193,012
   Other Revenue $45,133
TOTAL REVENUE $3,238,145
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,264,168
   Administrative Expenses $488,708
   Fundraising Expenses $530,524
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,283,400
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-45,255
   
Net Assets $2,535,871

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
WASH $1,637,125 72.3%
Pump Maintenance $523,923 23.1%
Radio $92,260 4.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 88.02 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 84.35 three stars
2017-12 10/01/2018 83.60 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 78.30 two stars
2016-12 09/01/2017 78.12 two stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 76.52 two stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 74.79 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.37 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 74.35 two stars
2014-12 11/01/2015 70.98 two stars
2013-12 09/01/2014 74.53 two stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 83.36 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 81.86 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 74.18 two 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 32-0112278
Name in IRS Master File WATER FOR GOOD
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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 June, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,000 3.65% Richard Klopp Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water for Good (IN) 88.02 three stars
GlobalGiving (DC) 98.23 four stars
Lifewater International (CA) 92.49 four stars
buildOn (CT) 93.43 four stars
Nuru International (CA) 86.58 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Water for Good
PO Box 247
Winona Lake, IN 46590
tel: (574) 635-1401
EIN: 32-0112278

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Dan Stanek
Chair

CEO

Jon Allen
Chief Executive Officer

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.