Every minute at least one child dies from a water-related illness.
Women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water
More than 2.5x more people lack water than live in the United States
The majority of illness is caused by fecal matter
More people have a mobile than a toilet
Lack of community involvement causes 50% of other projects to fail

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.

2011-2013 − Progress Towards Promise

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