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Water for South Sudan

Watering Seeds of Change in South Sudan.

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four stars

93.87

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 93.87 four stars
  Financial 94.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 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 399 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 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 399 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 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

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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.
This impact information is current as of March 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

four stars

94.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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) 93.87 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 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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$47,859 4.18% Lynn Malooly Executive Director

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Water for South Sudan (NY) 93.87 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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