Better Business Bureau Report for
WaterStep (EDGE Outreach)

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2015

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Charity Contact Information

Name: WaterStep (EDGE Outreach)
Address: 625 Myrtle Street
  Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: 502-568-6342
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:EDGE Outreach

Year, State Incorporated: 1994, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: WaterStep, formerly EDGE Outreach, trains, equips, and mobilizes ordinary people in sustainable solutions for clean water, health and hygiene, and sanitation, around the world. The agency works with individuals and organizations offering hands on training in scalable water solutions and hand pump repair.

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Evaluation Conclusions


WaterStep (EDGE Outreach) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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WaterStep, formerly EDGE Outreach, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide safe, reliable water to improve the health and welfare of communities in developing countries. The organization cares about the disease and death caused by the shortage of clean water, and the agency devotes its efforts to helping relieve that shortage, liter by liter, one community at a time. The tools and training the agency has developed offer dramatic, life-saving improvements under difficult circumstances, whether working in communities struggling to satisfy their day-to-day needs or working in acute disaster relief situations.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, WaterStep (EDGE Outreach)'s program expenses were:

WaterStep 862,955
Shoe Ministries 101,266
Mission Work 47,329
Total Program Expenses: $1,011,550
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Chief Executive : Mark Hogg, CEO

Chair of the Board: Bob Doligale, President of the Board of Directors
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Owner, SplashAnalytics

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 16

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,155,634, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on WaterStep (EDGE Outreach)'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Ending net assets as reported below are unrestricted net assets. Unrestricted net assets include $182,921 in operating and $96,843 in equity in fixed assets.

Total assets as reported include $331,105 invested in property, plant and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Contributions-general 394,326
Mission trips-WaterStep 322,856
Contributions-Shoe Ministries 238,810
Contributions-WaterStep 167,768
Staff support 16,895
Contributions-Fellowship with Christ 14,979
Investment income 1,051
Interest 10
Total Income $1,156,695


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 11% 

Total income $1,156,695
Program expenses $1,011,550
Fund raising expenses 37,980
Administrative expenses 132,708
Total expenses $1,182,238
Expenses in Excess of Income (25,543)
Beginning net assets 305,307
Ending net assets 279,764
Total liabilities 291,576
Total assets $571,340

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