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Water4

A world where all people have access to safe and Living Water

three stars

82.03

2405 NW 10th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73107
tel: (405) 551-8214   Web Site
EIN: 26-3260581

Board Leadership
Richard C. Greenly
Chairman

CEO
Matt Hangen
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.03 three stars
  Financial 83.13 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Eradicating the world's water crisis through local, missional businesses.

Water4 is focused on professionalizing the provision of safe water by equipping a network of missional entrepreneurs throughout sub-Saharan Africa to create lasting economic, physical, and spiritual change through market-based and operationally-contextual safe water solutions. This approach puts the solutions to local problems in the hands of local people and ensures that safe water access is sustained by local resources for lasting impact. An empowered, connected, and professionalized human network that is equipped with innovative and sustainability-focused technologies, aligned with policy makers, and on fire with faith is what we hope to leave behind in our mission of making 'impossible' become 'history.'

Eradicating the world's water crisis through local, missional businesses.

Water4 is focused on professionalizing the provision of safe water by equipping a network of missional entrepreneurs throughout sub-Saharan Africa to create lasting economic, physical, and spiritual change through market-based and operationally-contextual safe water solutions. This approach puts the solutions to local problems in the hands of local people and ensures that safe water access is sustained by local resources for lasting impact. An empowered, connected, and professionalized human network that is equipped with innovative and sustainability-focused technologies, aligned with policy makers, and on fire with faith is what we hope to leave behind in our mission of making 'impossible' become 'history.'

Financial

three stars

83.13

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
76.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water4 on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water4 on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water4 (OK) 82.03 three stars
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Room to Read (CA) 92.00 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,543,853
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $443,504
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,987,357
   Program Service Revenue $1,690,555
Total Primary Revenue $6,677,912
   Other Revenue $-219,344
TOTAL REVENUE $6,458,568
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,722,822
   Administrative Expenses $400,756
   Fundraising Expenses $1,011,240
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,134,818
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $323,750
   
Net Assets $4,188,919

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
Ghana $801,077 17.0%
Burkina Faso $505,220 10.7%
Zambia $444,195 9.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 82.03 three stars
2017-12 12/20/2019 77.30 two 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 26-3260581
Name in IRS Master File WATER 4 INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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
$156,871 2.55% Matthew Hangen President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water4 (OK) 82.03 three stars
The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA (CA) 91.16 four stars
The Water Project (NH) 97.34 four stars
BrazilFoundation (NY) 94.32 four stars
EMpower (NY) 95.59 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Water4
2405 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
tel: (405) 551-8214
EIN: 26-3260581

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Board Leadership

Richard C. Greenly
Chairman

CEO

Matt Hangen
President & CEO

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