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International : Development and Relief Services

Water For People

Everyone Forever

four stars

91.08

100 East Tennessee Ave Denver, CO 80209
tel: (720) 488-4590   Web Site
EIN: 84-1166148

Board Leadership
Bill Roe
Chair

CEO
Eleanor Allen
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.08 four stars
  Financial 87.39 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Water For People is an international NGO that exists to promote the development of high quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. Our work in nine countries has impacted 2.8 million people with access to safe water and sanitation, and we continue to work toward the end of the global water and sanitation crisis.

For water and sanitation services to be reliable and sustainable, they require capacity and commitment from local institutions. Accordingly, Water For People's strategy focuses on building strong relationships between market, government, technical, and community forces, which together sustain water and sanitation for the long term. Our Everyone Forever model extends sustainable services to every family, clinic, and school in the regions where we work, while providing a model for greater replication and scale

Water For People is an international NGO that exists to promote the development of high quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. Our work in nine countries has impacted 2.8 million people with access to safe water and sanitation, and we continue to work toward the end of the global water and sanitation crisis.

For water and sanitation services to be reliable and sustainable, they require capacity and commitment from local institutions. Accordingly, Water For People's strategy focuses on building strong relationships between market, government, technical, and community forces, which together sustain water and sanitation for the long term. Our Everyone Forever model extends sustainable services to every family, clinic, and school in the regions where we work, while providing a model for greater replication and scale

Financial

three stars

87.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water For People on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water For People on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Water For People (CO) 91.08 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,063,013
   Federated Campaigns $1,044,850
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $51,454
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $825,858
Total Contributions $18,985,175
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $18,985,175
   Other Revenue $396,288
TOTAL REVENUE $19,381,463
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,812,349
   Administrative Expenses $2,343,259
   Fundraising Expenses $1,258,003
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,413,611
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,032,148
   
Net Assets $10,535,907

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
Africa Operations $11,789,722 62.7%
Latin America Operations $5,224,318 27.8%
India Operations $1,798,309 9.6%

Ratings History
Water For People has received 17 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 09/01/2020 91.08 four stars
2018-09 09/03/2019 94.33 four stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 94.47 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 95.26 four stars
2015-09 12/21/2016 92.93 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 92.39 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 92.22 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 92.14 four stars
2013-09 07/01/2014 95.26 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 91.58 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 93.39 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 97.16 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 95.98 four stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 93.79 four stars
2007-12 09/01/2008 98.43 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 98.33 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 95.60 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 95.82 four stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 90.68 four stars
2002-12 09/01/2003 90.46 four 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 84-1166148
Name in IRS Master File WATER FOR PEOPLE
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (165) Community health planning
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, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$211,813 0.94% Eleanor Allen Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Contact Info

Water For People
100 East Tennessee Ave
Denver, CO 80209
tel: (720) 488-4590
fax: (720) 974-2207
EIN: 84-1166148

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Board Leadership

Bill Roe
Chair

CEO

Eleanor Allen
Chief Executive Officer

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