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International : Development and Relief Services

Water.org

Providing access to safe water and sanitation

93.61

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

Board Leadership
Lynn Taliento
Chair

CEO
Gary White
CEO and Co-Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.61
  Financial 91.91
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

91.91

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
74.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.06
  Program Expenses Growth 29.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Water.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water.org (MO) 93.61
Friends of Women's World Banking (FWWB) (NY) 92.92
Near East Foundation (NY) 93.98
dZi Foundation (CO) 88.98
Grameen Foundation USA (DC) 89.35

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,037,562
   Federated Campaigns $149,035
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $21,186,597
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $21,186,597
   Other Revenue $78,114
TOTAL REVENUE $21,264,711
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,919,835
   Administrative Expenses $1,898,801
   Fundraising Expenses $1,279,120
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,097,756
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,166,955
   
Net Assets $23,243,283

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 programs and water credit initiative $7,914,426 79.8%
Advocacy And Outreach $648,721 6.5%
New Ventures $1,356,688 13.7%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 08/01/2016 93.61
2014-09 06/01/2016 93.36
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 95.38
2013-09 10/01/2014 96.33
2012-09 09/01/2013 91.90
2011-09 07/01/2012 94.72
2010-09 02/01/2012 94.83
2009-09 09/20/2011 96.83
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 95.51
2008-09 10/01/2009 89.61
2007-09 12/01/2008 87.20
2006-09 11/01/2007 89.35
2005-09 12/01/2006 92.70
2004-09 07/01/2005 87.61

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

EIN 58-2060131
Name in IRS Master File WATER ORG INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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
$223,148 1.70% 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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water.org (MO) 93.61
Living Water International (TX) 90.27
Foods Resource Bank (IL) 95.71
Global Volunteers (MN) 88.65
ACCION International (MA) 94.46

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Charity Contact Info

Water.org
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
Chair

CEO

Gary White
CEO and Co-Founder

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