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Living Water International

Water for life in Jesus' name

three stars

82.95

4001 Greenbriar Drive Stafford, TX 77477
tel: (877) 594-4426   Web Site
EIN: 76-0324875

Board Leadership
James Reid
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Michael J. Mantel, Ph.D.
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.95 three stars
  Financial 75.90 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1990, Living Water International (LWI) exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience "living water" - the gospel of Jesus Christ - which alone satisfies the deepest thirst. In all of LWI's programs, we long for holistic transformation in the lives of those we serve, with a clear and well-developed focus on disciple making that infuses all of our work in water, sanitation and hygiene. We believe that God is continually at work in our world, reconciling and redeeming all things-both spiritual and physical. Our calling is to cooperate with his work by servicing some of the most impoverished communities in our world.

Founded in 1990, Living Water International (LWI) exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience "living water" - the gospel of Jesus Christ - which alone satisfies the deepest thirst. In all of LWI's programs, we long for holistic transformation in the lives of those we serve, with a clear and well-developed focus on disciple making that infuses all of our work in water, sanitation and hygiene. We believe that God is continually at work in our world, reconciling and redeeming all things-both spiritual and physical. Our calling is to cooperate with his work by servicing some of the most impoverished communities in our world.

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Financial

two stars

75.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth -2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Living Water International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Living Water International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Living Water International (TX) 82.95 three stars
The Hunger Project (NY) 91.19 four stars
Worldserve International (MO) 87.25 three stars
Landesa (WA) 94.59 four stars
Tostan (DC) 90.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,741,611
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,040,278
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $25,781,889
   Program Service Revenue $270,861
Total Primary Revenue $26,052,750
   Other Revenue $-38,282
TOTAL REVENUE $26,014,468
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,645,648
   Administrative Expenses $1,383,177
   Fundraising Expenses $2,940,787
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,969,612
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,044,856
   
Net Assets $8,859,857

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 Projects $16,291,661 87.4%
Training $2,353,987 12.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 82.95 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 83.01 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 88.31 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.27 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 89.78 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.11 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 91.42 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 89.15 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 91.47 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.66 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 88.20 three stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 96.03 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 90.82 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 89.70 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 93.56 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 92.60 four stars
2003-12 09/01/2005 90.71 four 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 76-0324875
Name in IRS Master File LIVING WATER INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 September, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$251,827 1.09% Michael Mantel President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Living Water International (TX) 82.95 three stars
One Acre Fund (IL) 90.19 four stars
Trickle Up (NY) 94.13 four stars
Outreach International (MO) 98.00 four stars
Bridges to Prosperity (CO) 93.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Living Water International
4001 Greenbriar Drive
Stafford, TX 77477
tel: (877) 594-4426
fax: (281) 207-7845
EIN: 76-0324875

Mail donations to:
4001 Greenbriar Drive
Stafford, TX 77477

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Board Leadership

James Reid
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Michael J. Mantel, Ph.D.
President and CEO

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