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International : Development and Relief Services

neverthirst

Bringing clean and living water to unreached communities worldwide.

three stars

89.04

1111 Edenton Street Birmingham, AL 35242
tel: (205) 991-7757   Web Site
EIN: 45-0594639

CEO
Matt Letourneau
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.04 three stars
  Financial 84.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

neverthirst provides clean water through the building of water wells and other water projects for towns and villages in undeveloped countries such as Cambodia, Chad, DR Congo, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Niger and Uganda. It is neverthirst's goal to provide both drinking water, and more importantly spiritual water to the residents in these areas. The process begins by choosing trusted indigenous partners in these countries. These individuals and organizations are committed to empowering communities through access to water that will continue to flow. After selecting local partners, the next step is to identify the people who need clean water the most and to establish a network of professionals to install the wells. neverthirst also provides filtration systems while sharing the gospel with the surrounding community.

neverthirst provides clean water through the building of water wells and other water projects for towns and villages in undeveloped countries such as Cambodia, Chad, DR Congo, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Niger and Uganda. It is neverthirst's goal to provide both drinking water, and more importantly spiritual water to the residents in these areas. The process begins by choosing trusted indigenous partners in these countries. These individuals and organizations are committed to empowering communities through access to water that will continue to flow. After selecting local partners, the next step is to identify the people who need clean water the most and to establish a network of professionals to install the wells. neverthirst also provides filtration systems while sharing the gospel with the surrounding community.

Financial

three stars

84.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by neverthirst on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by neverthirst on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
neverthirst (AL) 89.04 three stars
World Villages for Children (MD) 85.79 three stars
Haitian Health Foundation (CT) 100.00 four stars
Action Against Hunger USA (NY) 95.87 four stars
The Armenian EyeCare Project (CA) 94.90 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,042,289
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,042,289
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,042,289
   Other Revenue $929,984
TOTAL REVENUE $2,972,273
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,999,477
   Administrative Expenses $338,695
   Fundraising Expenses $244,995
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,583,167
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $389,106
   
Net Assets $883,046

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 89.04 three stars
2018-12 04/01/2020 92.61 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2020 94.69 four stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 93.98 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 92.24 four stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 93.87 four stars
2015-12 11/01/2017 87.90 three 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 45-0594639
Name in IRS Master File NEVERTHIRST INC
NTEE Code Q31
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 February, 2009
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
$119,135 4.61% Matt Letourneau Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
neverthirst (AL) 89.04 three stars
Love Justice International (NE) 86.84 three stars
World Villages for Children (MD) 85.79 three stars
Mercy Ships (TX) 93.26 four stars
Health Equity International (MA) 92.50 four stars

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Official Charity Response

A note from Matt Letourneau, neverthirst CEO, on the new rating:

In Q1 of 2019, the neverthirst board of directors decided collectively that the organization needed a change in Executive Leadership. They engaged an executive search firm to conduct the search for a visionary leader who would be able to scale neverthirst to a new level of growth and impact. The board also made the decision to give severance pay to the outgoing CEO for several months to help him “land softly” and honor him for his years of service to the organization. The combination of these two expenses that were non-related to water programs pushed neverthirst to .8% under the standards that Charity Navigator requires for a 4-Star rating, which would have been neverthirst’s 5th straight year with a 4-Star rating.

We hold ourselves to the highest level of accountability and transparency and value your trust deeply. We welcome any further questions via our website.

Charity Contact Info

neverthirst
1111 Edenton Street
Birmingham, AL 35242
tel: (205) 991-7757
EIN: 45-0594639

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CEO

Matt Letourneau
CEO

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