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International : Development and Relief Services

Worldserve International

To Provide Clean Water, Sanitation, Education and Economic Opportunities to Alleviate Suffering.

three stars

81.08

PO Box 3437 Springfield, MO 65808
tel: (573) 207-3744   Web Site
EIN: 43-1535009

Board Leadership
Michael Cardone, III
Chairman

CEO
John Bongiorno
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.08 three stars
  Financial 86.33 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WorldServe starts with water as the foundation for communities to become self-sufficient, capable of adding additional services such as health care, sanitation, job training, and education. WorldServe's primary strategy is the drilling of boreholes for water wells. WorldServe works in partnership with local leaders to ensure that well sites are built and maintained for sustainability. A key outcome is that, instead of walking several hours to a dirty water source, village women and girls can secure clean water in perhaps 15 minutes, allowing economy and education to flourish as time is spent more productively. Health issues diminish further as hygiene can be learned and practiced.

WorldServe starts with water as the foundation for communities to become self-sufficient, capable of adding additional services such as health care, sanitation, job training, and education. WorldServe's primary strategy is the drilling of boreholes for water wells. WorldServe works in partnership with local leaders to ensure that well sites are built and maintained for sustainability. A key outcome is that, instead of walking several hours to a dirty water source, village women and girls can secure clean water in perhaps 15 minutes, allowing economy and education to flourish as time is spent more productively. Health issues diminish further as hygiene can be learned and practiced.

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Financial

three stars

86.33

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
88.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Worldserve International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Worldserve International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Worldserve International (MO) 81.08 three stars
HOPE International (PA) 91.41 four stars
Kids Around the World (IL) 96.46 four stars
Grassroots International (MA) 91.67 four stars
Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 93.72 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,973,958
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,973,958
   Program Service Revenue $422,940
Total Primary Revenue $2,396,898
   Other Revenue $342,290
TOTAL REVENUE $2,739,188
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,090,016
   Administrative Expenses $125,259
   Fundraising Expenses $200,632
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,415,907
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $323,281
   
Net Assets $1,687,915

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
African Water Projects $2,090,016 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2019 81.08 three stars
2016-12 08/01/2018 87.25 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 82.26 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2018 67.10 one star
2015-12 12/22/2017 64.53 one star
2015-12 08/01/2017 59.94 one star
2014-12 12/21/2016 57.28 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 43-1535009
Name in IRS Master File WORLDSERVE INTERNATIONAL
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(902) Emergency or disaster aid fund
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 July, 1996
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$144,715 5.99% John Bongiorno President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Worldserve International (MO) 81.08 three stars
Givedirectly Inc. (NY) 97.17 four stars
ACCION International (MA) 87.75 three stars
Engineering Ministries International (CO) 94.27 four stars
American Himalayan Foundation (CA) 95.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Worldserve International
PO Box 3437
Springfield, MO 65808
tel: (573) 207-3744
EIN: 43-1535009

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Board Leadership

Michael Cardone, III
Chairman

CEO

John Bongiorno
President

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