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International : Development and Relief Services

Water4

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

84.51

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

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.51
  Financial 81.06
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

81.06

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
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) 84.51
One World Children's Fund (CA) 98.23
Vital Voices Global Partnership (DC) 96.05
Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 89.10
Worldserve International (PA) 86.18

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,335,484
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $546,491
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,881,975
   Program Service Revenue $8,500
Total Primary Revenue $5,890,475
   Other Revenue $-64,391
TOTAL REVENUE $5,826,084
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,519,946
   Administrative Expenses $369,576
   Fundraising Expenses $874,599
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,764,121
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $61,963
   
Net Assets $4,250,882

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 $1,015,212 22.5%
Sierra Leone $586,099 13.0%
Zambia $231,844 5.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 84.51
2018-12 07/01/2020 82.03
2017-12 12/20/2019 77.30

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
$160,961 2.79% Matthew Hangen President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water4 (OK) 84.51
Vital Voices Global Partnership (DC) 96.05
Plant With Purpose (CA) 92.82
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) (NY) 90.32
The Water Project (NH) 97.34

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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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