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Water for South Sudan

Watering the Seeds of Change in South Sudan.

four stars

95.41

P.O. 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 95.41 four stars
  Financial 94.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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 more than 430 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 more than 119 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 more than 430 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 more than 119 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

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.

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Program Name: Water for South Sudan
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
$2 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 South Sudan, ImpactMatters analysts calculated impact.
Data Source
Outcome data collected through interviews with village members and feedback from Water for South Sudan field staff who visit well sites.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
Water for South Sudan conjectures that only 20 percent of currently served individuals would receive water wells without its program. Unlike Water for South Sudan, larger nonprofits in South Sudan do not typically go to remote villages due to distance and costs.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on January 1, 2019.
This impact information is current as of April 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

four stars

94.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.39
  Program Expenses Growth 10.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
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) 95.41 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,172,483
   Federated Campaigns $324,445
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $29,376
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,526,304
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,526,304
   Other Revenue $-4,268
TOTAL REVENUE $1,522,036
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $881,460
   Administrative Expenses $204,655
   Fundraising Expenses $57,405
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,143,520
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $378,516
   
Net Assets $2,165,851

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
Water for South Sudan has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 03/01/2020 95.41 four stars
2018-08 08/01/2019 93.87 four stars
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$47,859 4.18% Lynn Malooly Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water for South Sudan (NY) 95.41 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Water for South Sudan
P.O. 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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