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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

Waterkeeper Alliance

The voice for the world's waters

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four stars

92.61

180 Maiden Lane Suite 603
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 747-0622   Web Site
EIN: 13-4071318

Board Leadership
Glenn R. Rink
Chair

CEO
Marc A. Yaggi
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.61 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Waterkeeper Alliance's mission is to strengthen and grow a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone's right to clean water. Today, Waterkeeper Alliance is made up of over 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates protecting rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on 6 continents. They are the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water and their goal is swimmable, drinkable and fishable water everywhere. They accomplish this by holding polluters accountable and connecting local Waterkeeper organizations worldwide.

Waterkeeper Alliance's mission is to strengthen and grow a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone's right to clean water. Today, Waterkeeper Alliance is made up of over 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates protecting rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on 6 continents. They are the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water and their goal is swimmable, drinkable and fishable water everywhere. They accomplish this by holding polluters accountable and connecting local Waterkeeper organizations worldwide.

Impact Information

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Program Name: Pure Farms, Pure Waters
Problem

Waste from a concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) can contain pathogens, nutrients, heavy metals, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. CAFO waste mismanagement negatively impacts public health and the environment. Health consequences, including respiratory illnesses, disparately impact residents near CAFOs. Impacts on water quality range from contribution to algal blooms and fish kills to chronic exceedance of water quality standards. A meaningful response is long overdue.

Strategy

We combine litigation, legal policy, advocacy, education, and outreach to impacted communities to advance our cause. We gather and publicize information regarding the location and specific impacts from CAFOs and take legal action in response to the most egregious violations. Our demand is that regulatory authorities enforce prohibitions on the discharge of animal waste into our waterways; we promote sound policies that protect communities from water pollution and support independent farmers.

IF:THEN

IF We make waste management information public to bring to light the negative environmental impacts from swine, poultry and dairy CAFOs while supporting food production systems that do not harm water quality, communities or farmers...

THEN We can hold corporations responsible for waste management solutions and force government agencies to properly regulate and enforce the law.

IF We inform the public about the negative public health and environmental impacts from CAFOs and document the location and concentration of those facilities across the state...

THEN We can support ongoing community advocacy and generate the political will necessary for government to protect citizens from pollution.
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This impact information is current as of November 2018, when it was provided to us by Classy. Impact information published on this organization's rating page has no effect on its rating at this time.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
92.9%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.11
  Program Expenses Growth 33.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Waterkeeper Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Waterkeeper Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Waterkeeper Alliance (NY) 92.61 four stars
Mono Lake Committee (CA) 86.95 three stars
Clean Water Fund (DC) 88.89 three stars
SoundWaters (CT) 94.48 four stars
Great Swamp Watershed Association (NJ) 97.13 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,287,109
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,049,923
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $20,337,032
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $20,337,032
   Other Revenue $-254,424
TOTAL REVENUE $20,082,608
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $17,575,746
   Administrative Expenses $704,962
   Fundraising Expenses $855,534
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,136,242
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $946,366
   
Net Assets $1,891,426

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
Support for Individual Waterkeeper Organizations $12,962,775 72.7%
Clean and Safe Energy $558,861 3.1%
Annual Conference $549,667 3.1%

Ratings History
Waterkeeper Alliance has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.61 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2018 90.91 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 90.71 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 94.28 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 07/01/2015 94.95 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 86.64 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 76.81 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 76.74 two stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 74.86 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 73.29 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.54 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 79.36 two stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 85.52 three stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 85.53 three stars
2006-09 06/01/2007 87.88 three stars
2005-09 06/01/2006 85.54 three stars
2004-09 10/01/2005 81.78 three stars
2003-09 10/01/2004 82.02 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 13-4071318
Name in IRS Master File WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE INC
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
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 January, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$200,000 1.04% Robert F. Kennedy President
Other Salaries of Note
$199,500 1.04% Marc Yaggi Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Waterkeeper Alliance (NY) 92.61 four stars
Clean Water Fund (DC) 88.89 three stars
California Trout (CA) 90.63 four stars
League to Save Lake Tahoe (CA) 85.81 three stars
Water Education Foundation (CA) 86.08 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Waterkeeper Alliance
180 Maiden Lane
Suite 603
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 747-0622
fax: (212) 747-0611
EIN: 13-4071318

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Board Leadership

Glenn R. Rink
Chair

CEO

Marc A. Yaggi
Executive Director

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