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Living Water International

Water for life in Jesus' name

three stars

88.31

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

Board Leadership
W. David Welch
Board Chair

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

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.31 three stars
  Financial 83.48 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

83.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 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)
81.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.7%
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) 88.31 three stars
Akshaya Patra USA (MA) 91.99 four stars
TechnoServe (DC) 90.12 four stars
World Hope International (VA) 92.38 four stars
Root Capital (MA) 93.98 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,453,522
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,736,332
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $24,189,854
   Program Service Revenue $1,091,648
Total Primary Revenue $25,281,502
   Other Revenue $5,717
TOTAL REVENUE $25,287,219
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,886,951
   Administrative Expenses $1,879,339
   Fundraising Expenses $3,045,799
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $24,812,089
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $475,130
   
Net Assets $8,804,058

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 $16,250,824 81.7%
Training $3,636,127 18.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$233,291 0.94% Michael Mantel President & CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Living Water International (TX) 88.31 three stars
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) (NY) 91.97 four stars
Tostan (DC) 92.54 four stars
Plant With Purpose (CA) 94.79 four stars
Akshaya Patra USA (MA) 91.99 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

W. David Welch
Board Chair

CEO

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

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