The Foundation Center is pleased to announce the launch of WASHfunders.org. Designed with philanthropic donors in mind, WASHfunders.org gives funders a “one stop shop” for the data and information they need to improve water access, sanitation, and hygiene around the world.
Though grantmakers are the primary audience for the site, we suspect that others interested in this urgent issue, including policymakers, practitioners, journalists, researchers, and the public, will find valuable resources on the site.
The site’s central feature is an interactive mapping application that shows where foundation grants are going, to which organizations, and for what purpose. WASHfunders.org is the first and only site with this critical data. What’s more, foundation funding flows are shown within the context of international aid funding and key development indicators, providing a robust picture of the WASH landscape in any given country or region.
WASHfunders.org also provides free access to a broad set of knowledge resources, including:
- Funder profiles documenting the WASH strategies of leading foundations;
- Case studies that illustrate the successes and challenges of WASH projects around the world;
- Tools and resources for assessing project outcomes; and
- A searchable archive of research reports recommended by sector leaders
We’ll be using the Inside View section of the site to highlight site content, update you on new features, and share newsworthy events in the WASH sector, all with a philanthropic lens. To get Inside View posts delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for e-mail updates on the site’s home page.
In the meantime, help us spread the word about this exciting new resource. Tweet about us. Blog about us. Tell your friends and colleagues.
And, as always, let us know what you think of the site and how we can make the site as useful and user-friendly as possible. Our team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WASHfunders.org was created with generous support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Read the full press release here.
We’re excited about the launch of WASHfunders.org and eager to hear what you think of the site. Tell us what you like, what we could improve, and what you would like to see added to the site in the future.
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