Global Water Center

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To build capacity through collaboration, training, equipping, and supporting services to eradicate the global water crisis.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Global Water Center
1150 Molly Greene Way
Bldg 1605
N. Charleston, SC 29405


Phone: (843)243-7371

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 845144926

CEO/President: Christopher Holdorf

Chairman: George Greene III

Board size: 7

Founder: George and Molly Greene

Ruling year: 2020

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our Vision is that all people have sustainable access to safe water.

Mission statement

Global Water Center (GWC) is accelerating the end of water poverty through cross-sector collective action. We aim to strengthen and scale the work of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) organizations with clear standards, contextualized training, system monitoring, and inter-organization collaboration. We are committed to ensuring longevity in water systems and securing safe water for all. Reducing the number of people who lack access to safe water from 2 Billion to zero.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1101 of 111289 of 90
Fund acquisition rating1107 of 111490 of 90
Resource allocation rating1112 of 111490 of 90
Asset utilization rating818 of 111264 of 90

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$26,031$703,949$972,830$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,148,192$3,212,393$2,454,877$300,995
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$121,566$3,232,116$4,002,017$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$121,566$3,232,116$4,002,017$0
Total assets$4,269,758$6,444,509$6,456,894$300,995
Payables and accrued expenses$178,672$129,750$567,076$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$178,672$129,750$567,076$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$178,672$129,750$567,076$0
Net assets2023202220212020
Without donor restrictions$3,963,964$5,260,357$5,053,766$300,995
With donor restrictions$127,122$1,054,402$836,052$0
Net assets$4,091,086$6,314,759$5,889,818$300,995
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,990,637$4,023,737$9,494,426$993,305
Program service revenue$27,403$54,179$25,200$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0
Investment income($2,485,347)$1,400$219$0
Other revenue$0$0$13$0
Total other revenue($2,457,944)$55,579$25,432$0
Total revenue$532,693$4,079,316$9,519,858$993,305
Program services$2,006,842$2,898,765$3,077,648$494,978
Management and general$421,981$316,100$166,581$48,821
Total expenses$2,756,371$3,654,375$3,931,035$692,310
Change in net assets2023202220212020
Surplus (deficit)($2,223,678)$424,941$5,588,823$300,995
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($2,223,678)$424,941$5,588,823$300,995


Thomas JohnstonCOO$160,849
Bernie DrackwiczCFO Until Feb 2023$84,911

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2023

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Born out of Water Mission, a best-in-class water systems implementer founded in 2001, the Global Water Center (GWC) was first conceptualized by George and Molly Greene in 2010 as a way to collaborate with other Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) organizations to share best practices in order to accelerate the end of water poverty.
Officially founded in 2020, we are emerging as a strategic leader of "collective action" within the WASH sector. We're changing the equation of water by leveraging knowledge and relationships to exponentially solve water problems globally.

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