Safe water protects and saves lives
Water.org has empowered more than 45 million people with access to safe water or sanitation through affordable financing.
Water is the way
We believe water is the best investment the world can make to improve health, empower women, enable access to education, increase family income and change lives. Yet, 771 million people lack access to safe water.
We’re working to change this. Water.org is a global nonprofit organization working to bring water and sanitation to the world.
Matt Damon, Water.org Co-founder, explains how water has the power to make a bright future possible for all.
There's a smart way to end the water crisis
For millions around the world, access to funds stands between them and safe water and sanitation in their homes.
That’s where Water.org comes in. Water.org offers smart solutions that break down the financial barriers between people living in poverty and access to safe water and sanitation.
Our solutions are working! Today more than 45 million people around the world can turn on a tap or safely use a toilet because small, affordable loans empowered them to get access to safe water and sanitation at home.
Your donation is a powerful catalyst
Together with our 155 partners around the world, we’ve helped mobilize more than $3.7 billion in capital to support small loans that bring access to safe water and sanitation to millions of people in need. By supporting Water.org, you are part of a solution that reaches more people, faster and more efficiently.
Meet Elena's family
Elena’s sons wish to play professional soccer when they grow up – and they’re practicing now. As a child, Elena did not share in the joys of play like her boys. She spent many hours collecting water rather than kicking a soccer ball.
Through Water.org’s partnership with a local bank in Peru, a small, affordable loan empowered Elena to give her family safe water at home.
For families like Elena’s, access to safe water and sanitation at home means health, hope, and time to play.
Now, her children will never know the water crisis like their mother once did. Access to safe water gives them the time and health to focus on going to school and playing the game they love.
Our founders: Matt Damon and Gary White
More than a decade ago, Matt and Gary worked independently to help break down barriers between people in need and access to safe water. A common goal to pioneer smart solutions to the water crisis brought them together, and their combined water and sanitation expertise and star-power have allowed Water.org to emerge as a leader in the water and sanitation sector.
Highest rankings from charity watch dogs
Water.org is among the 2% of charities that have received 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator for 11 years, demonstrating our commitment to transparency and financial accountability.
Partnering to solve the water crisis
We are fortunate to work with partners – foundations, financial institutions, and brands – who share our passion and vision. Together, we are changing lives with safe water in 11 countries around the world.
You can help us put the power of water into the hands of millions of people.Donate