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
Suite 240
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Website: waterstone.org

Phone: 719-447-4620

Email: info@waterstone.org


Organization details

EIN: 751750059

CEO/President: Ken Harrison / John Mulder

Chairman: Doug Kiesewetter

Board size: 11

Founder:

Year founded: 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.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating180 of 84410 of 62
Fund acquisition rating83 of 8448 of 62
Resource allocation rating62 of 8449 of 62
Asset utilization rating683 of 84444 of 62

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%1%1%2%1%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%1%1%1%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
82%85%86%78%94%86%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%1%1%1%1%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
18%15%14%22%6%14%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%94%94%93%94%92%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%63%69%92%110%47%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%59%65%85%104%43%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%37%31%8%-10%53%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%14%11%2%-3%21%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%5%5%6%5%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.090.200.230.220.260.17
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.381.211.241.321.301.26
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.060.250.280.290.340.22
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.47248.179.649.1712.2816.13
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.000.100.110.080.06
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.4148.6237.9937.0232.1151.15
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%12%11%11%10%8%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
78%431%393%403%342%527%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$25,018,212$4,361,011$35,906$8,106,191$32,574,392
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$421,900$247,068$345,673$518,641$143,413
Short-term investments$209,855,057$194,176,800$166,857,041$149,014,406$137,762,416
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$235,295,169$198,784,879$167,238,620$157,639,238$170,480,221
Long-term investments$17,540,457$18,955,616$17,784,329$10,433,155$5,380,509
Fixed assets$41,733$58,179$94,605$126,384$155,484
Other long-term assets$31,534,016$29,608,353$34,829,686$37,148,095$38,476,642
Total long-term assets$49,116,206$48,622,148$52,708,620$47,707,634$44,012,635
Total assets$284,411,375$247,407,027$219,947,240$205,346,872$214,492,856
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$948,126$2,223,909$1,982,048$538,292$563,412
Other current liabilities$0$18,387,792$16,258,901$12,301,354$10,005,023
Total current liabilities$948,126$20,611,701$18,240,949$12,839,646$10,568,435
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$34,054,609$5,905,794$6,923,344$7,602,776$6,036,977
Total long-term liabilities$34,054,609$5,905,794$6,923,344$7,602,776$6,036,977
Total liabilities$35,002,735$26,517,495$25,164,293$20,442,422$16,605,412
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$234,695,291$209,674,770$181,925,280$170,650,596$182,316,227
Temporarily restricted$0$0$12,857,667$14,253,854$15,571,217
Permanently restricted$14,713,349$11,214,762$0$0$0
Net assets$249,408,640$220,889,532$194,782,947$184,904,450$197,887,444
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$77,746,890$69,375,982$40,942,052$46,316,149$68,143,763
Program service revenue$3,416,599$3,394,128$3,632,353($2,712,735)$1,915,058
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,450,523$7,820,088$7,625,161$5,428,284$8,843,638
Other revenue$17,316$412,858$300,031$91,331$365,373
Total other revenue$13,884,438$11,627,074$11,557,545$2,806,880$11,124,069
Total revenue$91,631,328$81,003,056$52,499,597$49,123,029$79,267,832
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$54,352,973$52,728,784$44,810,173$50,880,034$34,340,257
Management and general$2,801,119$2,744,962$2,786,477$2,622,811$2,472,147
Fundraising$682,793$803,072$700,113$603,974$703,658
Total expenses$57,836,885$56,276,818$48,296,763$54,106,819$37,516,062
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$33,794,443$24,726,238$4,202,834($4,983,790)$41,751,770
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$33,794,443$24,726,238$4,202,834($4,983,790)$41,751,770

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Kenneth HarrisonChief Executive Officer$278,730
John C MulderPresident$259,259
Chris StartTreasurer/Vp of Finance and Administration$183,603
Terry CargillVP of Generosity$144,053
Stacy WestoverVP of Special Counsel$112,882
Ruthann WitkopAssistant Secretary$86,317

Compensation data as of: 3/31/2019


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/3/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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