Top-Rated Charity

A trusted Christian clean water charity

Lifewater is recognized as one of the top-rated charities in the United States by independent reporting organizations, including being named one of Charity Navigator’s best charities.

Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator awards Lifewater four stars overall, its top rating for all nonprofit organizations.



Platinum is the highest level of recognition by Guidestar, now Candid, an independent organization reporting on 2.5 million nonprofits.



Lifewater belongs to the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, which sets the standards for how we handle our finances.


“I am deeply encouraged by how Lifewater International has taken the principles in When Helping Hurts and applied them to create a relational, long-term, asset-based, Christian clean-water charity.”

– Dr. Brian Fikkert, Founder & President of the Chalmers Center
Co-author of When Helping Hurts

“Lifewater provides a real way to live out our commitment to love like Jesus and make a lasting impact in the world.”

Billy Nolan
Director of Global Partnerships
North Point Ministries

“Stuff isn’t enough and Lifewater gets that. It is walking together, and Lifewater truly walks with the poor.”

Bryant Myers, PhD
Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary
Walking with the Poor

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