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International : Development and Relief Services

The Water Project

Helping end the water crisis and restoring hope

four stars

97.24

17 Depot Street Second Floor
Concord, NH 03301
tel: (800) 460-8974   Web Site
EIN: 26-1455510

Board Leadership
David Myers
Chairperson

CEO
Peter Chasse
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.24 four stars
  Financial 96.10 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Water Project unlocks human potential by providing reliable water projects to communities in sub-Saharan Africa who suffer needlessly from a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation. For ten years, we have been helping communities gain access to clean, safe water by providing training, expertise and financial support for water project construction through our staff and implementing partners. We are committed to bringing people together to solve the problem of finding clean water. We invest in local teams who provide clean water and unlock potential in the villages where people live.

The Water Project unlocks human potential by providing reliable water projects to communities in sub-Saharan Africa who suffer needlessly from a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation. For ten years, we have been helping communities gain access to clean, safe water by providing training, expertise and financial support for water project construction through our staff and implementing partners. We are committed to bringing people together to solve the problem of finding clean water. We invest in local teams who provide clean water and unlock potential in the villages where people live.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems
470,400
Percentage of water projects actively monitored at the time of report
100
Percentage of water projects functional or partially functional at the time of report.
94
Number of activily monitored water projects at time of report
1,328
Number of water projects completed in prior calendar year
314
Total # of people who gained access to safe water historically across our programs
622,300
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

four stars

96.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2020 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.21
  Program Expenses Growth 18.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Water Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Water Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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The Water Project (NH) 97.24 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,899,721
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,899,721
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,899,721
   Other Revenue $22,996
TOTAL REVENUE $2,922,717
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,724,467
   Administrative Expenses $264,745
   Fundraising Expenses $406,213
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,395,425
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-472,708
   
Net Assets $3,434,241

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
Kenya $2,006,287 73.6%
Sierra Leone $417,301 15.3%
Uganda $210,634 7.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 08/01/2020 97.24 four stars
2018-12 07/01/2020 86.28 three 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 26-1455510
Name in IRS Master File WATER PROJECT INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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 May, 2008
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
$127,915 3.76% R. Peter Chasse President
Other Salaries of Note
$131,071 3.86% Stan Patyrak Vice President of Strategy

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Water Project (NH) 97.24 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

The Water Project
17 Depot Street
Second Floor
Concord, NH 03301
tel: (800) 460-8974
EIN: 26-1455510

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 3353
Concord, NH 03302

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Board Leadership

David Myers
Chairperson

CEO

Peter Chasse
President

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