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The Bucket Ministry

Sharing God's Love through clean, safe drinking water

Fate, TX   |  thebucketministry.org

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The Bucket Ministry

EIN: 81-3684524


Mission

Our mission is to provide clean, safe, drinking water and the Living Water to families living in under-resourced areas around the world. We give away long-lasting water filters and share the gospel in communities afflicted by clean water scarcity and spiritual darkness.

Ruling year info

2017

Director

Christopher Griffin Beth

Main address

Po Box 238

Fate, TX 75132 USA

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EIN

81-3684524

Subject area info

Health

Religion

Disaster relief

Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

Religious groups

Immigrants and migrants

Nomadic people

Economically disadvantaged people

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NTEE code info

(International Relief) (Q33)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Distribution and follow-ups of water filters

Each family that receives a water filter will receive at least three follow-up visits from local, vetted missionaries and or pastors to assess their physical health as well as their spiritual health.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Nomadic people

Where we work

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

The Bucket Ministry
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6.10

Average of 7.91 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

5

Average of 7.7 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

13%

Average of 4% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The Bucket Ministry

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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The Bucket Ministry

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of The Bucket Ministry’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $78,905 $132,149 $351,150 $189,204 $1,605,829
As % of expenses 71.6% 40.1% 46.3% 11.3% 60.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $78,905 $132,149 $351,150 $189,204 $1,605,829
As % of expenses 71.6% 40.1% 46.3% 11.3% 60.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $174,740 $461,288 $1,843,503 $1,951,034 $3,399,733
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 164.0% 0.0% 5.8% 74.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.1% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 95.9% 99.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $110,256 $329,139 $759,222 $1,676,070 $2,636,581
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 198.5% 0.0% 120.8% 57.3%
Personnel 0.0% 14.2% 29.5% 29.7% 20.3%
Professional fees 0.7% 5.0% 0.4% 0.4% 1.3%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 2.7% 1.6%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 25.7% 23.6% 19.0%
All other expenses 99.3% 80.8% 43.4% 43.6% 57.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $110,256 $329,139 $759,222 $1,676,070 $2,636,581
One month of savings $9,188 $27,428 $63,269 $139,673 $219,715
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $23,386
Total full costs (estimated) $119,444 $356,567 $822,491 $1,815,743 $2,879,682

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 8.6 7.6 17.2 7.6 5.0
Months of cash and investments 8.6 7.6 17.2 7.6 5.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.6 7.7 8.1 5.0 10.4
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Cash $78,905 $209,668 $1,086,860 $1,060,811 $1,091,217
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $6,077 $1,128
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $23,386
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 4.0% 3.0% 7.2%
Unrestricted net assets $78,905 $211,054 $511,021 $700,225 $2,306,054
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $794,540 $880,300 $1,128
Total net assets $78,905 $211,054 $1,305,561 $1,580,525 $2,307,182

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Director

Christopher Griffin Beth

Christopher worked for the majority of his life in the pet industry as a business consultant. Though never exactly passionate about this line of work, he nonetheless diligently applied himself to it for almost two decades. However, when his daughter returned from school one day with an opportunity to accompany her on a mission trip to the Brazilian Amazon, he would soon find a cause he was passionate about. Witnessing the abject lack of access to clean, safe, drinking water in Brazil, Christopher felt God breathe life into a ministry he was yet to understand the logistics or reality of. He returned home from the mission trip with a conviction to somehow merge the two great scarcities of God and water into one ministry. Thus, The Bucket Ministry was born.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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The Bucket Ministry

Board of directors
as of 01/17/2024
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Board chair

Mr. Jeff Watters

Kristi Brown

Roy Stacy

Kim Woodul

Shadrack Ruto

Justin Nichol

Sean Shea

Rick Shipley

Walt Davis

Christopher Beth