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International : Development and Relief Services

Water.org

Providing access to safe water and sanitation

four stars

95.99

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

Board Leadership
Jennifer Schorsch
President

CEO
Gary White
CEO and Co-Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.99 four stars
  Financial 94.34 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation through affordable financing. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, they have been pioneering market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis for more than 25 years, giving women hope, children health and communities a future.

Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation through affordable financing. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, they have been pioneering market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis for more than 25 years, giving women hope, children health and communities a future.

Financial

four stars

94.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 48.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.6%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water.org (MO) 95.99 four stars
Near East Foundation (NY) 92.92 four stars
Engineering Ministries International (CO) 95.69 four stars
Sustainable Harvest International (ME) 89.80 three stars
Mercy-USA for Aid and Development (MI) 90.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,567,049
   Federated Campaigns $49,733
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $156,369
Total Contributions $26,773,151
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $26,773,151
   Other Revenue $882,620
TOTAL REVENUE $27,655,771
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,095,010
   Administrative Expenses $3,148,386
   Fundraising Expenses $1,479,573
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $31,722,969
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,067,198
   
Net Assets $18,108,044

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 $16,084,775 59.4%
Water Equity Programs $10,153,164 37.5%
Advocacy And Outreach $857,071 3.2%

Ratings History
Water.org has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 08/01/2018 95.99 four stars
2016-09 08/01/2017 96.85 four stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 93.61 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 93.36 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 95.38 four stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 96.33 four stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 91.90 four stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 94.72 four stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 94.83 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 96.83 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 95.51 four stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 89.61 three stars
2007-09 12/01/2008 87.20 three stars
2006-09 11/01/2007 89.35 three stars
2005-09 12/01/2006 92.70 four stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 87.61 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 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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

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
$209,902 0.66% Jennifer Schorsch President
Other Salaries of Note
$236,748 0.74% Gary White Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water.org (MO) 95.99 four stars
Plant With Purpose (CA) 89.20 three stars
Endeavor (NY) 89.63 three stars
Mission: Hope (GA) 93.89 four stars
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) (NY) 95.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Water.org
117 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

Jennifer Schorsch
President

CEO

Gary White
CEO and Co-Founder

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