Water4
2405 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City OK 73107
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement Using faith, innovation and empowerment to reimagine a world free from the water crisis.
Contact Information
Contact Name Ashlee Adams
Contact email info@water4.org
Address 2405 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone (405) 551-8214
County Oklahoma
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Transform lives with a one-time or recurring donation online:  https://www.water4.org/donate/donate-to-water4/
 
Prefer to write a check? Great! Just make the check out to Water4 and mail to:
P.O. Box 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
 
Support current fundraiser:  https://www.water4.org/campaign/
OR
Become a fundraiser! Start your own campaign and invite friends to help change the world. https://www.water4.org/fundraiser/ 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $7,450,000.00
Projected Expenses $7,449,997.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
Water4 Foundation2008
Year Founded 2008
IRS Ruling Year 2009
State Registration Expiration July 2018
Statements
Mission Using faith, innovation and empowerment to reimagine a world free from the water crisis.
Background

Richard and Terri are co-owners of Pumps of Oklahoma, a wholesaler distributor and manufacturer of water well drilling, pumping and water treatment equipment.

In 2005, Richard had an opportunity to travel to China and use his corporate expertise to bring clean water to the people of a remote community using a solar pump. This experience gave him a heart for learning more about the world water crisis, and finding how he could be part of the solution.

Richard and Terri founded Water4 in 2008 with the mission of eradicating the world water crisis.

In their work in the developing world, the Greenlys became aware of the difficulty of taking sophisticated machinery into remote, rural areas to drill one well for a village. They began researching alternate solutions, and after much searching, Richard reached out to an old friend, Steve Stewart, to discuss the possibility of designing something entirely new.

Our mission lives at the crossroads of our heart and our actions, of our desire to share our faith, and our passion to solve the world water crisis.

The global water crisis claims 3.4 million lives each year. To us, that's 3.4 million reasons to get up in the morning.

Our goal is to bring complete access to clean and Living water to all. 
Needs

1.8 billion people do not have access to safe water. Impure drinking water causes debilitating diseases and deaths – with children the most at risk.

• 16 million smallholder family farms could triple productivity with affordable access to water for irrigation.

• Safe water reduces the number of people hospitalized from waterborne diseases. Availability of safe water for drinking and sanitation transforms clinics and hospitals into trustworthy centers of good health.

• When rural schools have access to clean water and sanitation facilities, 25% more girls attend.

• Followers of Jesus in communities Water4 serves value and learn from businesses operating on the basis of Christian values. Many families in the communities we operate have not heard the good news about Jesus or witnessed businesses operating with Christian values. All people where we work appreciate our businesses and laborers operating on these values, bringing compassion and servant mindedness to people of all faiths.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
International
While our office is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Water4 has partnerships with companies, NGOs, churches, and individual donors across the globe. 

Our work is primarily in Africa and we currently have 33 active teams in 14 countries. We have teams in: Burkina Faso, Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Peru.

Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security/International Development
Programs
Description

We help communities help themselves by training, equipping, and supporting their own passion to thrive. Our model promotes dignity by providing men the opportunity to work. It offers women options and the freedom to hope and nurture their children. It gives children their health and an opportunity for education. It gives communities back to themselves.

Train: A vital part of sustainability is putting the solution in the hands of the people. Traditional aid has poured well-intentioned charity into communities, inadvertently creating a cycle of dependency. Water4 provides hands-on training to local men and women. We teach them how to manually drill water wells, install hand pumps, repair existing pumps, and rehabilitate non-functioning wells.

Equip: Empowering people with the solution to their own needs is the best way to make lasting change. Water4 equips the drill teams we train with the tools they need to start their own well-drilling business. We think of this equipment as start-up capital. By the time natural wear and tear takes its toll on the equipment, the drill teams have earned enough income to invest in tool repair and replacement, and to grow their businesses. Training drill teams to equip communities with multiple wells is also central to our strategy. Not only does this reduce the time women and children spend walking and waiting for water, it also results in less wear and tear on the pumps, so they can serve the communities longer before needing repair.

Support: Solving the world’s leading humanitarian crisis requires ongoing community support. It demands that we continually listen and learn from our in-country partners to help us refine our strategy at the community level. It requires continued research and development, the flexibility to adapt to cultural norms, and a willingness to provide technology that can grow with the community. 

Strategy
Population Served International
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Matt Hangen
Start Date June 2017
Email matthangen@water4.org
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 18
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 12
Number of Volunteers 1
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Board Chair
Name Richard C. Greenly
Company Affiliation Pumps of Oklahoma
Term Jan 2008 to Dec 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2018
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Richard C. Greenly Pumps of OklahomaVoting
Marty Grubbs Crossings Community ChurchVoting
Kirk Jewell Oklahoma State University FoundationVoting
Jason Trice Jasco ProductsVoting
Abi Vrbas Voting
David Woods Magellan Executive PartnersVoting
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018-Dec 31, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $7,450,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $7,449,997
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Revenue$6,990,749$4,999,802$4,299,686
Total Expenses$5,608,757$4,898,715$5,162,757
Revenue Less Expenses$1,381,992$101,087($863,071)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Contributions$4,232,099$2,397,257$2,015,312
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
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$2,381,299$1,996,315$1,787,056
Investment Income, Net of Losses$23,294$6,501$171
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$331,222$598,758$488,781
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$22,835$971$8,366
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$4,239,286$3,753,351$3,782,488
Administration Expense$263,273$211,848$250,291
Fundraising Expense$1,106,198$933,516$1,129,978
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.251.020.83
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%77%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue334%156%231%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$4,477,471$4,114,113$3,415,792
Current Assets$1,713,707$2,252,017$1,213,942
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$559,018$1,577,652$980,418
Total Net Assets$3,918,453$2,536,461$2,435,374
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.071.431.24
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $4,232,099Contributions $2,397,257Contributions $2,015,312
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRevenue $2,381,299Revenue $1,996,315Revenue $1,787,056
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $331,222Special Events $598,758Special Events $488,781
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
 
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
 
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Address 2405 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Primary Phone 405 551-8214
Contact Email info@water4.org
CEO/Executive Director Matt Hangen
Board Chair Richard C. Greenly
Board Chair Company Affiliation Pumps of Oklahoma