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Water for South Sudan

Watering Seeds of Change in South Sudan.

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four stars

91.32

PO Box 25551 Rochester, NY 14625
tel: (585) 383-0410   Web Site
EIN: 20-0291592

Board Leadership
Robert Shea
Board President

CEO
Lynn Malooly
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.32 four stars
  Financial 88.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Water for South Sudan delivers direct, transformative and sustainable quality-of-life service to the people of South Sudan by efficiently providing access to clean, safe water and improving hygiene and sanitation practices in areas of great need. We are committed to sustainable growth, continuously seeking ways to drive progress, and our interactions and services are delivered with warmth, sincerity, and compassion. We leverage our existing resources and partnerships to maximize our impact, and our collaborative approach multiplies the results in the communities we serve.

WFSS has drilled 350 water wells since 2005 and provides hygiene education training in every village we serve. Our focus on sustainability led us to develop our well rehabilitation team in 2017, which has repaired 83 of our oldest wells. In 2018, we launched our pilot sanitation program, installing a latrine (toilet facility) at the Zogolona Primary School in Wau.

Water for South Sudan delivers direct, transformative and sustainable quality-of-life service to the people of South Sudan by efficiently providing access to clean, safe water and improving hygiene and sanitation practices in areas of great need. We are committed to sustainable growth, continuously seeking ways to drive progress, and our interactions and services are delivered with warmth, sincerity, and compassion. We leverage our existing resources and partnerships to maximize our impact, and our collaborative approach multiplies the results in the communities we serve.

WFSS has drilled 350 water wells since 2005 and provides hygiene education training in every village we serve. Our focus on sustainability led us to develop our well rehabilitation team in 2017, which has repaired 83 of our oldest wells. In 2018, we launched our pilot sanitation program, installing a latrine (toilet facility) at the Zogolona Primary School in Wau.

Impact Information

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Program Name: Well Drilling Program
Program Activities
Water for South Sudan drills wells for remote villages in the Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan. The placement of the wells is determined in collaboration with government and community leaders.
Impact Statement
$20 gives an impoverished South Sudanese person access to clean water.
Methodology
Water for South Sudan collected data on outcomes of the population after the program. To estimate the change attributable to the program, Water for South Sudan made an educated guess as to how the population would have fared without the program.
Data Source
Data was collected through interviews with village members and feedback from WFSS field staff who visit well sites.
Attribution Method
WFSS conjectures that only 20% of currently served individuals would receive water wells without our program. Larger NGOs in South Sudan do not typically go to remote villages as WFSS does due to distance and costs.
Details
This report was created by Water for South Sudan with self-reported data using ImpactMatters' impact reporting platform. This report covers September 2017 to August 2018.
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This impact information is current as of January 2019, 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

88.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.32
  Program Expenses Growth -2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water for South Sudan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water for South Sudan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water for South Sudan (NY) 91.32 four stars
Splash International (WA) 94.18 four stars
MANNA Worldwide (TX) 95.47 four stars
Crisis Aid International (MO) 97.05 four stars
Miracle Foundation (TX) 92.51 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $845,957
   Federated Campaigns $223,050
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $73,400
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,142,407
   Program Service Revenue $8,200
Total Primary Revenue $1,150,607
   Other Revenue $-4,323
TOTAL REVENUE $1,146,284
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $589,723
   Administrative Expenses $157,627
   Fundraising Expenses $64,692
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $812,042
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $334,242
   
Net Assets $1,787,334

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 11/01/2018 91.32 four 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 20-0291592
Name in IRS Master File WATER FOR SOUTH SUDAN INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$45,857 5.64% Lynn Malooly Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water for South Sudan (NY) 91.32 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Water for South Sudan
PO Box 25551
Rochester, NY 14625
tel: (585) 383-0410
EIN: 20-0291592

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Board Leadership

Robert Shea
Board President

CEO

Lynn Malooly
Executive Director

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