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Financial Accountability


We value the privilege of earning your trust

Lifewater is a top-rated Christian clean water organization, accredited by all major external ratings agencies for effectiveness and transparency in its management of finances.

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

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Platinum is the highest level of recognition by Guidestar, an independent organization reporting on 2.5 million nonprofits.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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*Ratios based on FY 2019 budget estimates.

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.

* Please note that this is a partial-year tax return comprising the nine-month time period between 01 April 2018 and 31 December 2018. Lifewater modified its fiscal year to align with the calendar year, beginning 01 January 2019. The proper procedure for so doing requires the submittal of a partial-year tax return for the preceding time period that ended on 31 December 2018.

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