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177 West 20th Street
Suite 203
Kansas City, MO 64108
tel: (816) 877-8400
fax: (816) 421-2086
EIN: 58-2060131

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Board Leadership

Lynn Taliento


Gary White
CEO and Co-Founder

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International : Development and Relief Services


Providing access to safe water and sanitation

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 93.36 4 stars
  Financial 91.51 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.67
  Program Expenses Growth 22.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 09/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,349,318
   Federated Campaigns $121,157
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,470,475
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,470,475
   Other Revenue $64,864
TOTAL REVENUE $15,535,339
   Program Expenses $8,329,281
   Administrative Expenses $1,688,353
   Fundraising Expenses $1,326,745
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,190,960
Net Assets $15,150,751

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 09/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,982 1.55% Gary White Chief Executive Officer


Co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Water.org traces its roots back to the founding of WaterPartners in 1990. In July 2009, WaterPartners merged with H2O Africa, resulting in the launch of Water.org. Water.org works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions for long-term success. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector. All of the projects Water.org supports are self-sustaining, with organizational and financial structures in place to allow communities to independently operate and maintain them. Projects have an active water committee governing the operation of the water system, and users paying a water bill to cover the costs of operating and maintaining the water system.

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