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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Water 1st International

Supporting water projects that last

85.08

1904 Third Avenue Suite 1012
Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 297-3024   Web Site
EIN: 20-2601035

Board Leadership
Kristine Baty
Chair

CEO
Marla Smith-Nilson
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.08
  Financial 78.91
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Water1st International's mission is to enable the world's poorest people to implement and sustain community-managed projects integrating clean water supply, toilets, and hygiene education. We unite people to fight the global water and sanitation crisis. We believe this worldwide, silent catastrophe will be solved when people come together as a concerned community and take effective, simple actions. Water1st was created to support water projects that would last. Our vision was to support local, on-the-ground organizations (our partners in this work) with a proven track record of implementing effective, long-lasting water and sanitation projects. And since most international nonprofit organizations do not follow up on their projects, we would be different.

Water1st International's mission is to enable the world's poorest people to implement and sustain community-managed projects integrating clean water supply, toilets, and hygiene education. We unite people to fight the global water and sanitation crisis. We believe this worldwide, silent catastrophe will be solved when people come together as a concerned community and take effective, simple actions. Water1st was created to support water projects that would last. Our vision was to support local, on-the-ground organizations (our partners in this work) with a proven track record of implementing effective, long-lasting water and sanitation projects. And since most international nonprofit organizations do not follow up on their projects, we would be different.

Financial

78.91

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 7.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 83.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water 1st International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water 1st International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water 1st International (WA) 85.08
Medicines for Humanity (MA) 85.38
Restavek Freedom (OH) 93.16
The BOMA Project (VT) 90.56
Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (CA) 94.31

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,254,343
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,369,870
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,624,213
   Program Service Revenue $3,572
Total Primary Revenue $2,627,785
   Other Revenue $-94,263
TOTAL REVENUE $2,533,522
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,469,814
   Administrative Expenses $48,738
   Fundraising Expenses $316,823
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,835,375
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-301,853
   
Net Assets $347,749

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 85.08
2018-12 02/01/2020 84.83

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 20-2601035
Name in IRS Master File WATER FIRST INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code T12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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 June, 2005
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,739 3.37% Marla Smith-Nilson Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water 1st International (WA) 85.08
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InterAction (DC) 85.57
One Israel Fund Ltd. (NY) 89.18
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Charity Contact Info

Water 1st International
1904 Third Avenue
Suite 1012
Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 297-3024
EIN: 20-2601035

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Board Leadership

Kristine Baty
Chair

CEO

Marla Smith-Nilson
Executive Director

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