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International : Development and Relief Services

Water for Good, Inc.

A bold new way to end water poverty!

86.36

9511 Angola Court Suite 257
Indianapolis, IN 46268
tel: (574) 635-1401   Web Site
EIN: 32-0112278

Board Leadership
Dan Stanek
Board Chair

CEO
Jon Allen
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.36
  Financial 81.14
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Maintenance Program
Program Name: Maintenance Program

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

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.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they provide water for less than 75% of the estimated market costs, and a score of 75 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 score of 50.
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 September 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

81.14

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
71.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 37.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water for Good, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water for Good, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water for Good, Inc. (IN) 86.36
dZi Foundation (CO) 87.67
Acumen (NY) 93.84
Worldserve International (PA) 86.18
El Porvenir (CO) 95.77

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,534,844
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,305
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $250,732
Total Contributions $5,788,881
   Program Service Revenue $43,975
Total Primary Revenue $5,832,856
   Other Revenue $31,101
TOTAL REVENUE $5,863,957
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,640,257
   Administrative Expenses $578,815
   Fundraising Expenses $826,008
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,045,080
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $818,877
   
Net Assets $2,548,294

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 $2,754,543 75.7%
Pump Maintenance $639,292 17.6%
WASH Universal Access $147,834 4.1%
Radio $97,285 2.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-12 12/01/2021 86.36
2019-12 11/01/2020 84.69
2018-12 11/01/2019 88.02
2017-12 06/01/2019 84.35
2017-12 10/01/2018 83.60
2016-12 12/01/2017 78.30
2016-12 09/01/2017 78.12
2015-12 11/01/2016 76.52
2015-12 10/01/2016 74.79
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.37
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 74.35
2014-12 11/01/2015 70.98
2013-12 09/01/2014 74.53
2012-12 07/01/2014 83.36
2012-12 05/01/2014 81.86
2012-12 03/01/2014 74.18

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 2.37% Jon Allen Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$120,000 2.37% Jim Hocking Founder

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water for Good, Inc. (IN) 86.36
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International Youth Foundation (MD) 86.85
Room to Read (CA) 92.00
dZi Foundation (CO) 87.67

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Charity Contact Info

Water for Good, Inc.
9511 Angola Court
Suite 257
Indianapolis, IN 46268
tel: (574) 635-1401
EIN: 32-0112278

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Board Leadership

Dan Stanek
Board Chair

CEO

Jon Allen
Chief Executive Officer

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