Every minute a child dies of a water-related disease
Women and children spend 140 million hours a day collecting water
1 in 9 people lack access to safe water
More people have a mobile phone than a toilet
For every $1 spent on water and sanitation there is a $4 economic return

The New Ventures Fund

The New Ventures Fund is Water.org’s principal source of innovation funding to pilot, disseminate and scale initiatives that address the underlying causes of the water crisis−lack of capital, accountability, transparency and participation in the cause. Launched in 2011, the New Ventures Fund empowers Water.org to explore models and approaches to advance and accelerate its positive impact against the water crisis.

New Ventures Fund Reports

We invite you to learn more about Water.org’s New Ventures Fund by reading our latest report outlining supported initiatives and corresponding impacts.

2014 − Investments in Innovation

2011-2013 − Progress Towards Promise

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Hult Global Case Competition

Water.org provides innovative, market-based solutions that change lives every day through safe water and sanitation.

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