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International : Development and Relief Services

Lifewater International

Providing water, health, and hope since 1977

four stars

92.49

75 Zaca Lane Suite 100
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
tel: (888) 543-3426   Web Site
EIN: 95-3987142

Board Leadership
Douglas Headrick
Chair

CEO
Justin Narducci
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.49 four stars
  Financial 89.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Lifewater International is a non-profit, Christian water development organization dedicated to effectively serving vulnerable children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty.

Lifewater International is a non-profit, Christian water development organization dedicated to effectively serving vulnerable children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of safe water points established or rehabilitated in the past year
146
Number of Healthy Homes established in the past year
11,492
Number of people served with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene in the past year
117,725
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth 21.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lifewater International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lifewater International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lifewater International (CA) 92.49 four stars
World Hope International (VA) 92.92 four stars
Mission: Hope (GA) 92.54 four stars
American Himalayan Foundation (CA) 95.17 four stars
Friendship Bridge (CO) 89.02 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,083,312
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,036,082
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,119,394
   Program Service Revenue $13,309
Total Primary Revenue $6,132,703
   Other Revenue $-14,611
TOTAL REVENUE $6,118,092
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,293,083
   Administrative Expenses $531,750
   Fundraising Expenses $542,375
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,367,208
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,750,884
   
Net Assets $2,668,131

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
Water Resource Management $3,293,083 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 12/01/2018 92.49 four stars
2017-03 12/22/2017 85.25 three stars
2016-03 02/01/2017 88.83 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 84.64 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 11/01/2015 85.54 three stars
2015-03 10/01/2015 85.27 three stars
2014-03 12/22/2014 77.76 two stars
2013-03 12/01/2013 78.34 two stars
2012-03 03/01/2013 73.00 two stars
2011-03 07/01/2012 79.39 two stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 79.20 two stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 92.84 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 06/01/2011 92.69 four stars
2009-03 07/01/2010 90.77 four stars
2008-03 09/01/2009 93.63 four stars
2007-03 08/01/2008 87.89 three stars
2006-03 06/01/2007 82.92 three stars
2005-03 04/01/2006 73.70 two stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 65.60 one star

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

EIN 95-3987142
Name in IRS Master File LIFEWATER INC
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (6) Missionary activities
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 February, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,934 2.88% Justin Narducci President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lifewater International (CA) 92.49 four stars
Trees for the Future (MD) 89.87 three stars
Outreach International (MO) 98.00 four stars
Growing Hope Globally, formerly Foods Resource Bank (IL) 92.92 four stars
Mission: Hope (GA) 92.54 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lifewater International
75 Zaca Lane
Suite 100
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
tel: (888) 543-3426
fax: (805) 541-6649
EIN: 95-3987142

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 3131
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

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Board Leadership

Douglas Headrick
Chair

CEO

Justin Narducci
President, CEO

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