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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

Waterkeeper Alliance

The voice for the world's waters

four stars

90.71

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 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
91.7%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth 83.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 49.5%
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) 90.71 four stars
SoundWaters (CT) 89.90 three stars
Living Lands and Waters (IL) 90.80 four stars
Water Education Foundation (CA) 86.27 three stars
Alliance For The Great Lakes (IL) 97.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,884,380
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $661,499
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,545,879
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,545,879
   Other Revenue $-180,121
TOTAL REVENUE $16,365,758
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $16,964,716
   Administrative Expenses $352,518
   Fundraising Expenses $683,169
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,000,403
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,634,645
   
Net Assets $1,028,055

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 $12,186,134 70.9%
Clean and Safe Energy $590,779 3.4%
Annual Conference $486,245 2.8%

Ratings History
Waterkeeper Alliance has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$201,538 1.11% Robert F. Kennedy President
Other Salaries of Note
$202,167 1.12% Marc Yaggi Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Waterkeeper Alliance (NY) 90.71 four stars
SoundWaters (CT) 89.90 three stars
Alliance For The Great Lakes (IL) 97.75 four stars
Great Swamp Watershed Association (NJ) 97.13 four stars
Living Lands and Waters (IL) 90.80 four 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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