MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT — Charity:Water
Charity:Water (also known as Charity Global) began in 2006 to help impoverished people groups around the world get safe, clean water and basic sanitation. The ministry employs about 100 people, but the majority of donations are sent to local partner organizations who do the actual work.
The ministry oversees the drilling or digging of wells, along with innovative programs and technologies such as rainwater catchments, BioSand filters, and spring protections. It showcases completed water projects with GPS coordinates, photos, and information about the communities served.
Of the dozens of places where Charity:Water oversaw projects in 2021, the top three locations (ranked by number of projects and people served) were:
- Uganda: 2,024 water projects serving 315,018 people
- Rwanda: 1,064 water projects serving 223,444 people
- Madagascar: 3,175 projects serving 81,792 people
Since 2006, Charity:Water has funded close to 100,000 water projects in about 30 countries.
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MinistryWatch Donor Confidence Score: 65 (out of a possible 100)
MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating: 2 Stars (out of a possible 5 Stars)
MinistryWatch Transparency Grade: C
ECFA Member? No
Revenue in Most Recent Year Available (2021): $101,611,139
Five-Year Revenue Trend: Significantly Increasing (by about 102%)
Percent of Revenue Charity:Water Spends on Fundraising: 10%
Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising: 6%
CEO/President: Scott Harrison
President’s Salary and Other Compensation: $423,750
A complete MinistryWatch profile for Charity:Water can be found here.
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