Financial Accountability

We value the privilege of earning your trust

Lifewater Stewardship Pie Chart

Our Stewardship Promise

Financial accountability and good stewardship are the foundation of trust. You deserve to know how your investment is used, and we’re committed to being transparent about what we do and how we do it. We want you to have the utmost confidence that your gifts are bringing safe water, health and the hope of the gospel to more people every day.

Learn more about our Stewardship Promise >


*Ratios based on FY 2018 budget estimates.


“We are confident Lifewater’s work will have life-sustaining impact and be done well.”

– Cary A. Paine, The Stewardship Foundation

Guidestar reports on 2.5 million nonprofits and gives Lifewater Platinum Participant Status for transparency in our finances and impact.


Lifewater belongs to the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, which sets the standards for how we handle our money.


Lifewater is a 2018 top-rated nonprofit on Great Nonprofits, earning a five-star rating from real donors and fundraisers.


Intelligent Philanthropy recognizes Lifewater for sharing above and beyond what is required about strategy and governance.


Lifewater has been recognized by Christianity Today for cost-effective compassion and utilizing the #1 strategy for reducing poverty.


Charity Navigator awards Lifewater four stars overall, including the highest possible rating for accountability and transparency.



FY2018 Annual Report

Over the past 40 years, Lifewater has served more than 2.5 million people with life-saving clean water, sanitation and hygiene. As we look ahead to the next forty, we’ll need to go further and deeper than ever before.

Read the report

Past Reports and Financials

We’ve grown a lot in the past few years! If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, please let us know and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.

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