International : Development and Relief Services

Water.org

Providing access to safe water and sanitation

four stars

95.75

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 95.75 four stars
  Financial 94.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of people reached with access to safe water and sanitation
17,600,000
Total dollar amount of loans issued
1,250,000,000
Number of loans issued
3,700,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

four stars

94.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 23.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.3%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $29,487,767
   Federated Campaigns $24,823
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $514,770
Total Contributions $30,027,360
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $30,027,360
   Other Revenue $407,066
TOTAL REVENUE $30,434,426
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,787,901
   Administrative Expenses $4,281,512
   Fundraising Expenses $1,790,084
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $24,859,497
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,574,929
   
Net Assets $23,807,257

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$249,124 1.00% Gary White Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$250,562 1.00% Vedika Bhandarkar Managing Director, India
$233,080 0.93% Jennifer Schorsch President

Mission

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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Water.org (MO) 95.75 four stars
Room to Read (CA) 89.94 three stars
American India Foundation (NY) 93.43 four stars
Global Volunteers (MN) 89.95 three stars
Outreach International (MO) 96.46 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