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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Clean Water Fund

Developing strong grassroots environmental leadership

three stars

89.35

1444 Eye St, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 895-0420   Web Site
EIN: 52-1043444

Board Leadership
Maxine Lipeles
Chair

CEO
Robert Wendelgass
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.35 three stars
  Financial 85.49 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Clean Water Fund (CWF) works to develop strong grassroots environmental leadership and to bring together diverse constituencies to work cooperatively for changes that improve their lives, focused on health, consumer, environmental and community problems. Since 1978, Clean Water Fund has helped people campaign successfully for cleaner and safer water, cleaner air, and protection from toxic pollution in our homes, neighborhoods and workplaces. Clean Water Fund's programs build on and complement those of Clean Water Action, which has helped develop, pass, strengthen and defend the nation's major water and toxics laws.

Clean Water Fund (CWF) works to develop strong grassroots environmental leadership and to bring together diverse constituencies to work cooperatively for changes that improve their lives, focused on health, consumer, environmental and community problems. Since 1978, Clean Water Fund has helped people campaign successfully for cleaner and safer water, cleaner air, and protection from toxic pollution in our homes, neighborhoods and workplaces. Clean Water Fund's programs build on and complement those of Clean Water Action, which has helped develop, pass, strengthen and defend the nation's major water and toxics laws.

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Financial

three stars

85.49

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clean Water Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clean Water Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clean Water Fund (DC) 89.35 three stars
Great Swamp Watershed Association (NJ) 94.49 four stars
Water Education Foundation (CA) 86.08 three stars
Waterkeeper Alliance (NY) 92.61 four stars
California Trout (CA) 86.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,628,601
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $44,543
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $489,162
Total Contributions $5,162,306
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,162,306
   Other Revenue $83,160
TOTAL REVENUE $5,245,466
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,965,187
   Administrative Expenses $686,057
   Fundraising Expenses $352,811
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,004,055
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-758,589
   
Net Assets $2,384,063

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
Reducing Waste $1,897,990 38.2%
Clean and Safe Water $1,552,202 31.3%
Environmental Health $818,747 16.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 89.35 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 90.03 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 88.89 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 89.99 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 80.18 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 90.80 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.98 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 94.72 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.31 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 88.16 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 82.56 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 82.89 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.68 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 71.01 two stars
2008-09 07/01/2009 89.75 three stars
2007-09 08/01/2008 83.28 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 95.10 four stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 92.99 four stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 92.78 four stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 87.36 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 52-1043444
Name in IRS Master File CLEAN WATER FUND
NTEE Code C05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(351) Combating or preventing pollution (air, water, etc)
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, 1977
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 Compensation from Affiliates
$78,216 1.30% Robert Wendelgass President $33,521

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clean Water Fund (DC) 89.35 three stars
SoundWaters (CT) 92.06 four stars
Mono Lake Committee (CA) 85.50 three stars
Waterkeeper Alliance (NY) 92.61 four stars
The Wetlands Initiative (IL) 99.91 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Clean Water Fund
1444 Eye St, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 895-0420
fax: (202) 895-0438
EIN: 52-1043444

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Board Leadership

Maxine Lipeles
Chair

CEO

Robert Wendelgass
President, CEO

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