Christian Community Foundation, dba WaterStone

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Summary

At WaterStone, we understand the act of giving may be straightforward, but the gift of certain assets may be complex.

WaterStone is a Christian foundation that comes alongside givers, advisors and ministries to provide trusted counsel and innovative giving strategies. Since 1980, we have assisted our clients in developing comprehensive plans for sharing their resources with ministries and organizations to fulfill their charitable intent.

Our expertise is working with business owners and stewards of family wealth to unlock the giving potential of their non-cash assets like real estate, business interests, oil and gas and agricultural commodities. Through WaterStone, families can multiply their giving impact for the Kingdom, minimize taxes and heighten the joy of generosity.

The bulk of your portfolio may be comprised of complex, non-cash assets. Working through WaterStone, you can multiply your giving impact by transforming your complex assets into living water. Contact Giving Strategies for more information. We believe that generosity is the greatest act of worship.

Through generosity, we give back to God what He has given to us, and show love to our brothers and sisters in the process. For nearly 40 years, we have been blessed to see lives changed, hearts turned to the Lord, and The Spirit guide people to lead lives of significance - all through the grace of giving.

WaterStone is here to guide you through innovative giving solutions that will help you minimize taxes and multiply the impact of giving. We hope you will be our partner in the many life-changing stories that we have been blessed to be a part of since our founding.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Community Foundation, dba WaterStone
10807 New Allegiance Dr
Ste 240
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Website: waterstone.org

Phone: 719-447-4620

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 751750059

CEO/President: Ken Harrison / John Mulder

Chairman: Doug Kiesewetter

Board size: 11

Founder:

Ruling year: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


Purpose

Vision: "Every Christian a faith-filled intentional giver."

WaterStone serves as a conduit between givers and Kingdom causes, crafting personalized giving plans that honor God by blessing ministries and the people they serve.

By partnering with WaterStone, advisors can incorporate giving strategies into their wealth management practices and help their clients make a greater Kingdom impact.

With WaterStone's Charity Advised Funds, churches and nonprofits can efficiently manage pools of money set aside for a specific purpose.


Mission statement

Honoring God through the transformational power of giving. Serving Givers at the intersection of faith and finance. Building the Kingdom by transforming assets into living water.


Statement of faith

WE BELIEVE ...

The entire Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and was true Man and is true God.

We believe that in this age, God manifests Himself through the Holy Spirit who is a distinct personality, eternally coexistent with the Father and the Son, whose basic task is to convict sinners, regenerate those who believe and empower believers to live godly lives and in every way glorify the Father and the Son through His indwelling presence.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death that was eternal separation from God and is upon all men.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected in body, ascended into heaven, presently lives there for us as High Priest and Advocate, and that His personal, physical return to earth is imminent.

We believe that there will be a bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the just to the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the unjust to the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Foundations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating948 of 11029 of 9
Fund acquisition rating1099 of 11039 of 9
Resource allocation rating739 of 11038 of 9
Asset utilization rating553 of 11028 of 9

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
0%1%1%0%1%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
0%1%0%0%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
92%82%74%91%85%86%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
0%1%1%1%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
8%18%26%9%15%14%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
99%95%96%96%94%94%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
81%50%70%61%63%69%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%47%67%59%59%65%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
19%50%30%39%37%31%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
10%22%11%19%14%11%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
1%4%3%3%5%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.330.200.230.270.200.23
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.401.181.211.231.211.24
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
0.620.230.270.330.250.28
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
446.99443.63330.20374.82248.179.64
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.000.000.000.000.000.10
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
19.3852.1943.5735.7348.6237.99
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
1%10%11%10%12%11%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
290%459%390%330%431%393%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$7,522,455$7,945,063$6,790,856$25,018,212$4,361,011
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$410,884$232,938$119,159$421,900$247,068
Short-term investments$415,803,885$334,969,232$245,982,610$209,855,057$194,176,800
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$423,737,224$343,147,233$252,892,625$235,295,169$198,784,879
Long-term investments$50,367,156$46,023,338$30,878,876$17,540,457$18,955,616
Fixed assets$437,090$69,152$94,288$41,733$58,179
Other long-term assets$23,353,263$25,002,890$28,158,682$31,534,016$29,608,353
Total long-term assets$74,157,509$71,095,380$59,131,846$49,116,206$48,622,148
Total assets$497,894,733$414,242,613$312,024,471$284,411,375$247,407,027
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$955,156$1,039,207$674,710$948,126$2,223,909
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$18,387,792
Total current liabilities$955,156$1,039,207$674,710$948,126$20,611,701
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$50,937,161$45,912,932$31,901,667$34,054,609$5,905,794
Total long-term liabilities$50,937,161$45,912,932$31,901,667$34,054,609$5,905,794
Total liabilities$51,892,317$46,952,139$32,576,377$35,002,735$26,517,495
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$424,806,623$348,927,745$271,582,782$234,695,291$209,674,770
With donor restrictions$21,195,793$18,362,729$7,865,312$14,713,349$11,214,762
Net assets$446,002,416$367,290,474$279,448,094$249,408,640$220,889,532
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$158,434,768$99,302,026$125,812,481$77,746,890$69,375,982
Program service revenue$8,743,683$13,482,706($2,162,943)$3,416,599$3,394,128
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$26,969,541$21,623,173$14,103,590$10,450,523$7,820,088
Other revenue$18,180$21,648$20,928$17,316$412,858
Total other revenue$35,731,404$35,127,527$11,961,575$13,884,438$11,627,074
Total revenue$194,166,172$134,429,553$137,774,056$91,631,328$81,003,056
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$91,931,577$90,568,840$81,293,263$54,352,973$52,728,784
Management and general$3,994,705$3,076,903$2,802,678$2,801,119$2,744,962
Fundraising$1,284,230$584,630$618,702$682,793$803,072
Total expenses$97,210,512$94,230,373$84,714,643$57,836,885$56,276,818
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$96,955,660$40,199,180$53,059,413$33,794,443$24,726,238
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$96,955,660$40,199,180$53,059,413$33,794,443$24,726,238

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Kenneth HarrisonChief Executive Officer$374,872
John C MulderPresident$297,861
Richard von GnechtenVice President$236,412
Chris StartTreasurer$221,230
Ruthann WitkopAssistant Secretary$106,062

Compensation data as of: 3/31/2022


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History


Program accomplishments

Since 1980, Waterstone has...
$1.4 billion contributions
$800 million grants
5,000+ charities supported


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