Access to water changes everything
For millions of women, children, and communities, access to safe water can help break the cycle of poverty – unlocking education, economic opportunity and improved health. We’ve helped change the lives of more than 33 million people who now experience the hope, health, and possibilities that flow from safe water.
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Our smart solutions are efficient, reaching more people faster and at a lower cost. With Water.org, every dollar donated has the greatest impact.
Create lasting solutions and scale impact
Our approach leverages donations to bring in new, sustainable sources of capital. Together we can drive large-scale, long-term change that will help us achieve safe water and sanitation for all.
Make an impact with your grant
The corporations and foundations who partner with us share our vision to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. This focus fuels their generosity. Understanding water is a fundamental human need, and because 785 million people lack access to it today, they believe in the innovation Water.org applies to creating smart, sustainable, financial solutions that empower people in need with access to safe water. Philanthropic grants from foundations and companies help scale financing for water and sanitation and create long-term solutions. With Water.org, every dollar donated will have the greatest impact.
Be a business that gives back
Big or small, multinational or locally owned, businesses partner with us to make the power of water available to all. These partners understand that doing good is good for business. In addition to donating a portion of their sales or creating employee matching programs, they help spread awareness of the global water crisis and our work to change lives through access to safe water and sanitation. By supporting Water.org and the people we empower with safe water, they show their customers and employees that they are committed to making a difference in the world.
Gargoyle Wine Club launched an initiative called Drink Better to help change lives with safe water. Their goal is to change 250,000 lives by 2022, through their subscription-based wine clubs and their soon to be released wine label. Every bottle from Gargoyle helps give one person access to safe water for one year through a donation to Water.org.
Make a major gift to change lives now
We value our partnerships with the generous, individual donors who share our vision of safe water and sanitation for all. These individuals seek to improve the well-being of people living in poverty, and we offer them a new kind of philanthropy – a smart solution that catalyzes their gift to create long-term, sustainable change. If you or your family wish to make a significant impact for families and communities in need today, let’s discuss how your gift will help reach more people faster, at a lower cost.
Corporations and foundations that are changing lives with safe water
Since 2013, the IKEA Foundation and Water.org have joined forces to drive innovation in the water sector, and improve the health and well-being of children. Through the expansion of WaterCredit in Bangladesh and support of our New Ventures Fund, this partnership will accelerate progress and ensure 180,000 people gain access to safe water and/or sanitation.
Since 2015, Stella Artois (a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev) and Water.org have helped provide access to safe water for more than 2 million people in the developing world. By purchasing Limited Edition Chalices and other Stella Artois products, consumers are empowered to support our vision. Stella Artois is committed to help provide 3.5 million people with long-term, sustainable access to water by the end of 2020.
In 2011, the Bank of America Foundation and Water.org teamed up to bring safe water and sanitation to more than 12,800 people in India through WaterCredit. After expanding this partnership, they will now empower 100,000 people in southern India to obtain safe water and/or sanitation solutions, accelerating positive change for people in their homes and communities, and further building the capacity of three WaterCredit partners.
Target understands that safe water and sanitation improves health and saves lives and is dedicated to improving the wellness and resiliency of the communities where its manufacturing supply chain workers live and work. That's why Target is supporting Water.org to empower 1 million people in these communities in India, Bangladesh and Indonesia with access to safe water and sanitation through affordable financing by 2021.
Women + Water is a Global Development Alliance between USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) and Gap Inc. that is committed to improving and sustaining the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel industry in India. The Women + Water Alliance partnered with Water.org in 2017. With the support of the Alliance, Water.org will work to accelerate women’s access to safe water and sanitation by providing access to affordable financing to people living in poverty.
The PepsiCo Foundation worked with Water.org to provide access to safe water and sanitation to under-served communities starting in 2008. Responsible for proving and scaling WaterCredit in India, this partnership empowered more than 1.6 million people with safe water and/or sanitation, and helped us to create sustainable and innovative models that accelerated the provision of safe water and/or sanitation, not only in India but throughout the developing world.
In 2015, Inditex, the fashion retail group including Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe, joined forces with Water.org to expand access to safe water and sanitation for those in need. Through the launch of WaterCredit in Cambodia, the expansion of WaterCredit in Bangladesh, and support of the New Ventures Fund, this partnership will empower more than 160,000 people with access to safe water and/or sanitation, and help accelerate progress towards new and innovative market-based solutions.
A partner since 2011, the Caterpillar Foundation supported a significant expansion of WaterCredit in India reaching more than 500,000 people, funded a market assessment to explore the launch of WaterCredit in Indonesia, and supported the launch of WaterCredit in Peru, Indonesia and the Philippines, with an expected reach of 280,000 people by 2018.
RB is a global consumer health, hygiene and home company driven by a purpose to build healthier lives and happier homes in 60 countries around the world. In 2018 RB donated $1 million to our efforts to change lives and along with their Harpic and Lysol brands, launched a consumer campaign to raise awareness and funds – More than a Toilet
In partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Water.org launched WaterCredit in Ethiopia, addressing the country’s unmet demand for affordable safe water and sanitation loan products. During the course of this program, at least 40,000 people will be empowered with access to safe water.
In 2014, the Helmsley Charitable Trust and Water.org joined together to bring access to clean water and sanitary toilets to people in need in Kenya and Ghana. Through this partnership, 16,000 people in Kenya and 26,000 people in Ghana will gain access to safe water and/or improved sanitation through Water.org’s community-based programs.
In partnership with Water.org, Cartier Philanthropy brought safe water and/or sanitation to more than 17,000 people in Haiti, and aims at reaching more than 28,000 in Ethiopia by the end of 2017, through critical water and/or sanitation infrastructure and water systems.
Working with Water.org since 2012, the Swiss Re Foundation has expanded WaterCredit programs in India, supported additional WaterCredit Advisory Services in India, and launched WaterCredit programs in the Philippines. Overall, this partnership will empower nearly 140,000 people to gain access to improved safe water and/or sanitation solutions.
In late 2016, Danone AQUA partnered with Water.org to improve and accelerate access to safe water and sanitation in rural areas in Indonesia through a microfinance solution. Through their support of our work, we hope to reach more than 39,000 people in five districts in Indonesia in the coming years.
The Jochnick Foundation and Water.org joined together in 2017 to connect urban and peri-urban households in Indonesia with access to improved water and sanitation at home. Our partnership will reach up to 80,000 people living in poverty in three years.
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