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Water4

Using faith, innovation and empowerment to reimagine a world free from the water crisis

two stars

77.30

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

CEO
Matt Hangen
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.30 two stars
  Financial 82.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 73.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Water 4's mission lives at the crossroads of our heart and our actions, our desire to share our faith, and our passion to solve the water crisis. Together with our field partners, we fight for safe and living water today and lasting hope for tomorrow. Because of God's love for us, we seek to integrate the good news into all we do as we work to foster entrepreneurship and sustainably address the water crisis. It's why we seek to imitate Jesus and empower people every step of the way, and it's the fuel that powers us to defy impossible and reimagine normal. At the heart of our mission are 4 guiding principles: Faith, Innovation, Reimagine, and Empower.

Water 4's mission lives at the crossroads of our heart and our actions, our desire to share our faith, and our passion to solve the water crisis. Together with our field partners, we fight for safe and living water today and lasting hope for tomorrow. Because of God's love for us, we seek to integrate the good news into all we do as we work to foster entrepreneurship and sustainably address the water crisis. It's why we seek to imitate Jesus and empower people every step of the way, and it's the fuel that powers us to defy impossible and reimagine normal. At the heart of our mission are 4 guiding principles: Faith, Innovation, Reimagine, and Empower.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of water projects built
635
Number of people with improved water access
215,060
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

82.65

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

73.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water4 (OK) 77.30 two stars
Outreach International (MO) 96.46 four stars
Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 93.72 four stars
The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA (CA) 95.47 four stars
charity: water (NY) 88.15 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,601,657
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,601,657
   Program Service Revenue $1,832,665
Total Primary Revenue $6,434,322
   Other Revenue $368,248
TOTAL REVENUE $6,802,570
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,351,302
   Administrative Expenses $317,780
   Fundraising Expenses $1,190,772
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,859,854
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-57,284
   
Net Assets $3,861,169

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
Water Projects $4,989,288 93.2%
Research & Development $362,014 6.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water4 (OK) 77.30 two stars
Engineering Ministries International (CO) 91.50 four stars
Shared Interest (NY) 92.38 four stars
ECHO (FL) 93.29 four stars
The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA (CA) 95.47 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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CEO

Matt Hangen
President & CEO

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