EIN 57-1116978

Water Missions (WMI)

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Water Mission is a Christian engineering nonprofit that builds safe water, sanitation and hygiene solutions in developing countries and disaster areas.
Also known as...
Water Missions International
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Program areas at WMI

Sustainable Water programs: Water Mission takes a comprehensive approach to combating the global Water crisis by providing safe Water, sanitation, and hygiene (wash) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has provided nearly 7 million people in 57 countries with access to lifesaving wash solutions, including more than 1.6 million people in 2020. Water Mission's holistic strategy relies on collaborative partnerships with local leaders, which empowers communities to manage wash projects independently in the long term and to ensure the equitable distribution of wash solutions. Water Mission has more than 400 staff working in our u.s. headquarters and nine country offices, nearly all of whom are nationals of the countries in which they work.
Serving refugee populations: in 2020, the global refugee population swelled from 70 million to 80 million people. Water Mission's global teams served more than 600,000 refugees and displaced persons fleeing war, violence, and persecution during this time. Water Mission is currently the Water and sanitation lead in the northern ugandan refugee settlements of bidibidi, imvepi, and rhino camp. Water Mission is also the lead implementor of the new Water treatment and solar pumping solutions in western tanzania refugee camps of nyarugusu and nduta. In 2020, the nyarugusu refugee camp became the largest refugee camp in the world whose complete Water supply is fully treated, meeting the world health organization's Water quality standards, and is entirely powered by solar pumping solutions.
Disaster response: relief and resilience: Water Mission has provided relief following more than 50 natural and humanitarian disasters. Water Mission's technical expertise informs the creation of innovative, customized solutions to fit communities' unique needs following disasters - solutions that provide both short-term relief and long-term resilience. In 2020, for instance, Water Mission responded to a crisis of unprecendented scale: the covid-19 pandemic. Water Mission's global teams rapidly designed a best-in-class, regionally adaptable relief program, which included installing nearly 8,400 emergency handwashing stations and conducting health and hygiene promotion training. Longstanding partnerships with International and government agencies allow Water Mission to enter disaster-affected areas in the immediate aftermath to assess needs, implement safe Water solutions, and communicate real-time information via Water Mission's global incident platform.

Grants made by WMI

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Global Water CenterTo Assist in the Formation and Operations of the Organization.$993,305
Food For The HungryDonation of Restricted Funds for Rohingya Refugee Response To Non-Profit Actively Working on Wash Development in This Refugee Area To Fulfill Donor's Intention.$43,390

Who funds Water Missions (WMI)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Ayco Charitable FoundationHumanitarian$1,526,000
Carl G Olson FoundationGeneral Purpose$814,473
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$404,258
...and 43 more grants received totalling $4,181,666

Personnel at WMI

George GreeneIv, Pe Chief Executive Officer and President$148,486
Rodney FreemanChief Operating Officer$0
Steven KerrChief Financial Officer
Michael PouwChief Information Officer$122,561
Molly F GreeneCo - Founder, Chair, and Chief Stewardship Officer$0
...and 21 more key personnel

Financials for WMI

RevenuesFYE 09/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$31,381,493
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$254,536
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$34,501
Net income from fundraising events$-145,719
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$44,114
Total revenues$31,568,925

Form 990s for WMI

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-092021-04-12990View PDF
2019-092020-08-19990View PDF
2018-092019-05-14990View PDF
2017-092018-03-14990View PDF
2016-092017-07-14990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
September 9, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
July 28, 2022
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
February 19, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 9 new personnel
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 27 new grant, including a grant for $814,473 from Carl G Olson Foundation
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
International-focused organizationsFamily service centersCharities
EducationLand and water conservationEnvironmentForeign affairsInternational development
ChristianReligiousFundraising eventsPeer-to-peer fundraisingOperates internationallyNational levelCommunity engagement / volunteeringFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
1150 Molly Greene Way Bldg 1605
North Charleston, SC 29405
Metro area
Charleston-North Charleston, SC
Charleston County, SC
Website URL
(843) 769-7395
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q30: International Development, Relief Services
NAICS code, primary
624230: Emergency and Relief Services
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