New York, NY, United States
charity: water is a non-profit bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Since 2006, we've funded more than 13,641 water projects in 22 developing countries. When complete, these projects will provide clean, safe drinking water for more than 4.6 million people.
Nearly 800 million people don’t have access to clean drinking water, that's one in nine of us. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
The good news: there are simple solutions, from deep drilled wells to water filtration systems. And with the help of 400,000+ donors and individual fundraisers, we're forming a strong force against the water crisis. Join us.
Our 100% Model: Reinventing charity
A BOLD IDEA ALWAYS USE 100% OF PUBLIC DONATIONS TO FUND CLEAN WATER PROJECTS
When we started charity: water, we made a bold promise to the general public — 100% of their donations would go directly to the field to fund water projects. We'd find another way to cover our operating expenses. And we'd even reimburse credit card fees when donations were made online.
We depend on private donors, foundations and sponsors to cover everything from staff salaries to basic office systems to office rent and supplies. These donors are some of our most dedicated: their investment fuels our long-term mission, our ability to scale as an organization and our mission to continue using 100% of public donations for water projects.