Accountability in Finances and Impact
Building Trust Through Transparency
Lifewater is recognized by top charity ratings organizations like GuideStar and Charity Navigator, and certified transparent by Excellence in Giving for sharing more data about governance, finances, strategy, and impact than required.
Lifewater shares real-time organizational results online, including comparative (year over year) and sustainability metrics. Whether the information is positive or challenging, we share it openly with all stakeholders.
All donors can now contribute to specific water projects rather than to Lifewater’s general fund. Donors who contribute to specific projects will be able to trace the impact of their gift throughout the course of the project.
All externally audited financial statements, tax returns and annual reports are available on Lifewater’s website from the preceding five years, providing clarity and confidence in how donated resources are utilized.
Lifewater conducts bi-annual internal audits and annual external audits for each of its country offices to ensure compliance with international and national best practices in accounting and financial management.
“For 40+ years, Lifewater has been trusted by more than 25,000 donors
to meet the pressing water and sanitation needs of children and families vulnerable to
waterborne diseases. With today’s technology, we can provide a new level of
transparency for all stakeholders, which pushes us to continuously improve
the quality and effectiveness of our work, each and every day.”