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International : Development and Relief Services

Water4

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

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.

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 August 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

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
Engineering Ministries International (CO) 91.50 four stars
The Hunger Project (NY) 91.19 four stars
Room to Read (CA) 89.94 three stars
charity: water (NY) 88.12 three 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)
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  • 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
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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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