GENEROSITY.ORG

North Hollywood, CA   |  http://www.generosity.org
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

Generosity.org is a humanitarian organization dedicated to ending the clean water crisis in developing countries, one community at a time. Generosity.org is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Ruling year info

2010

Founder and CEO

Philip Wagner

Main address

5161 Lankershim Blvd Suite 250

North Hollywood, CA 91601 USA

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Formerly known as

Generosity Water

EIN

26-3993752

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work to support the UN's sustainable development goal #6 Clean Water & Sanitation for all. While substantial progress has been made in increasing access to clean drinking water and sanitation, billions of people—mostly in rural areas—still lack these basic services. Worldwide, one in three people do not have access to safe drinking water, two out of five people do not have a basic hand-washing facility with soap and water, and more than 673 million people still practice open defecation. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance of sanitation, hygiene and adequate access to clean water for preventing and containing diseases. Hand hygiene saves lives. According to the World Health Organization, handwashing is one of the most effective actions you can take to reduce the spread of pathogens and prevent infections, including the COVID-19 virus. Yet billions of people still lack safe water sanitation, and funding is inadequate.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Clean Water Aid, Uganda

Generosity.org is partnering with International Lifeline Fund (ILF) to bring 14 comprehensive WASH programs to Northern Uganda. These 14 water projects will reach 10,000 people.
The program integrates three core initiatives:

1. Creation of Clean Water Projects
2. Encouragement of Better Sanitation Practices Through Community-Led Hygiene and Sanitation Initiatives
3. Strengthening of Health Services at Rural Health Clinics
Unifying water, sanitation, hygiene and health initiatives at the community level and surrounding communities will maximize the effectiveness and long-term impact.

Each of the water projects serve a community health clinic and the inhabitants of the villages surrounding the clinic, or communities near a health clinic - approximately 500 individuals per water point for a total of 10,000 beneficiaries.

Population(s) Served

Generosity.org is partnering with Living Water International to implement 17 comprehensive WASH programs in Western Haiti. These 17 water projects will reach 8,500 people.
The strategy for these water programs includes:

1. Focusing on a specific, bounded geographical area for a number of years to allow for long-term relationships and reinforcing transformation across communities
2. Providing a high level of water access that is optimized for long-term development and complies with local government standards established by the National Directorate for Water Supply and Sanitation in the Ministry of Public Works (DINEPA)
3. Empowering communities to improve sanitation and hygiene behaviors that maximize the use of water for health and productivity
4. Building long-term community ownership from the beginning of projects through dynamic operation and maintenance (O&M) and other forms of service delivery

Commonly identified as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has been shaken by natural disaster, poor governance, and an overload of ineffective humanitarian relief efforts. Even though Haiti's water sector has gained international attention and investment, most water projects do not survive longer than one year because of poor maintenance and community training. The result is that over half of Haiti's population still lacks access to safe and clean drinking water.

Generosity.org's Haiti program targets Cabaret, an urbanized commune in the West with weak sanitation and water access (ranked 16th out of 18). Our team will be working within three sections of Cabaret that are most affected by inadequate safe water access. Factors determining specific locations include:
1. High community need and demand
2. Technical feasibility of project according to our capacity
3. Community, school or church's desire to participate and commit to long-term engagement of the WASH program
4. Lack of community assistance from other NGOs

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

When Generosity.org first started, over 1 billion people did not have access to clean water. Because of the global commitment to ending the water crisis that number has decreased to 884 million. Progress is possible. Generosity.org wants to see a world where everyone has access to clean water. We focus our efforts and attention on our sustainable projects in the poorest, most impacted countries around the globe.

1. Funding: The final cost of a water project is always different in each community - but the first step is always the same - raising the money to make it happen. Once the project is fully funded, we send the money to our implementing partners who have committed to using 100% of it to directly fund project costs.
2. Target by Region: By targeting specific regions in each country, our local partners are empowered to build trusting relationships with every community. They have the local knowledge and professional expertise to select the best locations for each water project.
3. Collaborate with Local Government: When possible, we collaborate with local governments to identify locations, collect community data and connect local leaders with the government entity that oversees national water supply.
4. Form a Water Committee: A water committee is a group of men and women who oversee the water project during and after construction. Each member is trained in maintenance and basic hygiene, and together the committee is responsible for keeping the water project up and running.
5. Build the Well: Our implementing partners are experts in choosing the best water solutions for each community.
6. Hygiene and Sanitation Training: Clean water solutions have a greater impact when they include comprehensive sanitation and hygiene training. Our implementing partners are responsible for educating community members and appointing local health leaders.
7. Report Back: In 12 months, once a project is complete, we provide photos and a full report of the project's GPS coordinates, population, and previous water source - all connecting donors directly with the community helped.

Generosity.org has a strong team of dedicated professionals with a strong strategy and vision to meet these steep goals. Generosity.org is passionate about ending the clean water crisis and inspiring people to think globally and live generously. However, we don't stop there. We maintain relationships with local communities through our local partners and work to provide additional services to empower communities to become self sustaining.

Since 2008, Generosity.org has funded over 830 clean water projects in 20 developing countries, bringing clean and safe drinking water to over 500,000 people.

There are still 884 million people without access to clean water and Generosity.org's vision is to see a world where the clean water crisis is eradicated and no one lives without access to clean water.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GENEROSITY.ORG

Board of directors
as of 10/8/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Justin Beckett

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No