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Water Education Foundation

Creating a better understanding of water issues

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three stars

86.08

1401 21st Street Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95811
tel: (916) 444-6240   Web Site
EIN: 94-2419885

Board Leadership
Robert W. Johnson Robert W. Johnson
President

CEO
Jennifer Bowles
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.08 three stars
  Financial 83.68 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Water Education Foundation, an impartial organization, works to create a better understanding of water issues and help resolve water resource problems through educational programs. The Foundation reaches a broad audience, including policy makers and leading stakeholders in the agricultural, environmental, and urban water groups; journalists, who assist our efforts to educate the general public; and school children - and their families - in grades K-12. The Foundation's goal is to explain the complexities of various opinions and ideas so that people can make better-informed decisions about one of our most critical resources - water.

Water Education Foundation, an impartial organization, works to create a better understanding of water issues and help resolve water resource problems through educational programs. The Foundation reaches a broad audience, including policy makers and leading stakeholders in the agricultural, environmental, and urban water groups; journalists, who assist our efforts to educate the general public; and school children - and their families - in grades K-12. The Foundation's goal is to explain the complexities of various opinions and ideas so that people can make better-informed decisions about one of our most critical resources - water.

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Financial

three stars

83.68

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water Education Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water Education Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water Education Foundation (CA) 86.08 three stars
Mono Lake Committee (CA) 86.95 three stars
League to Save Lake Tahoe (CA) 85.81 three stars
The Wetlands Initiative (IL) 99.46 four stars
California Trout (CA) 90.63 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $591,688
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $357,090
Total Contributions $948,778
   Program Service Revenue $630,807
Total Primary Revenue $1,579,585
   Other Revenue $110,001
TOTAL REVENUE $1,689,586
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,302,718
   Administrative Expenses $196,056
   Fundraising Expenses $129,652
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,628,426
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $61,160
   
Net Assets $1,640,069

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
Communications $700,991 53.8%
Tours and Briefings $494,885 38.0%
School Programs $106,842 8.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 86.08 three stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 84.50 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 86.27 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.64 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 79.46 two stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 82.34 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 86.84 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 86.10 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 82.13 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.43 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 72.61 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 88.19 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 90.99 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 81.34 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 71.63 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 81.37 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 78.57 two 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 94-2419885
Name in IRS Master File WATER EDUCATION FOUNDATION
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 (353) Soil or water conservation
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 July, 1977
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,618 7.40% J. Bowles Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water Education Foundation (CA) 86.08 three stars
California Trout (CA) 90.63 four stars
SoundWaters (CT) 94.48 four stars
League to Save Lake Tahoe (CA) 85.81 three stars
Waterkeeper Alliance (NY) 92.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Water Education Foundation
1401 21st Street
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95811
tel: (916) 444-6240
fax: (916) 448-7699
EIN: 94-2419885

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Board Leadership

Robert W. Johnson Robert W. Johnson
President

CEO

Jennifer Bowles
Executive Director

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