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Funders working together to solve the world's water crisis.

Access to safe water is one of the most crucial issues of our time. Worldwide, nearly 780 million people do not have reliable access to clean water, and a staggering 2.5 billion, including nearly one billion children, do not have adequate sanitation. Philanthropy can play a critical role in helping to change these dire statistics.

With seed funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and additional support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Foundation Center has developed WASHfunders.org as a “one stop shop” for funding and needs-related data and information for donors, policymakers, and other stakeholders interested in water, sanitation, and hygiene.

With dynamically updated information, news, and knowledge relating to philanthropy and sustainable access to safe water, WASHfunders.org aims to facilitate better collaboration and more strategic decision-making among funders and seeks to raise awareness about water and the full WASH continuum among donors.