Safe water protects and saves lives
Water.org has empowered more than 60 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 60 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 148 partners around the world, we’ve helped mobilize more than $4.8 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.
Since her childhood, Erenice’s water well has never run dry. However, in recent years the structure nearly collapsed, rendering it useless. A small loan made it possible for Erenice to repair the well and improve how all of her family members could access the water.
For families like Erenice's, access to safe water and sanitation at home means health, hope, and time for work and play.
Erenice is one of the 60 million people Water.org has empowered with access to safe water or sanitation.
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 has received the highest rating from Charity Navigator for more than 10 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