1 in 10 people lack access to safe water
1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet
Women and children spend 125 million hours each day collecting water
Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease
Every $1 invested in water and sanitation provides 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.

2016 − From Innovation to Impact

2015 − Acceleration of Innovation

2014 − Investments in Innovation

2011-2013 − Progress Towards Promise

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Hult Global Case Competition