Gates Foundation, Asian Development Bank Fund Three Sanitation Projects

March 14, 2014  |  by

The Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Asian Development Bank, has awarded three grants to help provide safe sanitation facilities in urban and rural communities across Asia. Created in 2013 with $15 million from the Gates Foundation and administered by ADB, the fund will leverage…

The Strategic Role of a Corporate Foundation in the Social Sector

March 10, 2014  |  by ,

Investing in the social and environmental sector is not only a responsibility of the business sector; it is also strategic. This guiding principle provides the basis for FEMSA Foundation’s approach towards social investment. Decision-making for increased effectiveness and efficiency During a field visit as part of the design evaluation for Water Links in Honduras. In…

Inclusive WASH Solutions: Tackling India’s Caste Hierarchy

February 20, 2014  |  by

The detrimental effects of poor water quality and hygiene practices not only on people’s health, but also on their productivity and economic life are undeniable. Designing and implementing sustainable WASH solutions has thus formed one of our main focuses here at Gram Vikas. Our organisation predominantly operates in the eastern Indian state of Orissa and…

Helmsley Charitable Trust Awards $10 Million for WASH Initiatives in West Africa

February 14, 2014  |  by

Catholic Relief Services has announced three grants totaling more than $10 million from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust in support of efforts to improve sanitation and access to clean water and health care in two West African nations. One of the grants will support efforts in Ghana to build a hundred and twenty low-cost child-friendly latrines…

H&M Conscious Foundation Awards $27.9 Million to UNICEF, WaterAid, and CARE

February 14, 2014  |  by

The H&M Conscious Foundation, the Stockholm-based philanthropic arm of clothing retailer H&M, has announced grants totaling SEK 180 million (approximately $27.9 million) to three international relief organizations in support of early education initiatives, efforts to improve access to clean water, and initiatives to strengthen women’s rights around the world. The grants include $9.3 million to WaterAid and its local partners in…

Humanitarian Innovation Fund Announces New WASH Initiative

January 28, 2014  |  by

Boy, 11, uses Tippy Toppy in Indonesia. Credit: Jim Holmes, Oxfam GB The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), a grantmaking fund designed to support organizations in developing new technologies to make humanitarian aid more effective, has launched a new initiative to encourage innovation in emergency water, sanitation and hygiene. With support from the UK Department for…

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