Diarrheal Disease Indicator Added to Funding Map

February 7, 2012  |  by

Lack of access to clean water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene are inextricably linked to the prevalence of gastrointestinal infections. Diarrhea, a common symptom of these infections, kills around 2.2 million people globally each year, mostly children in developing countries. Given this stark reality, diarrheal disease death rates are a critically important contextual indicator for…

129 New Grants Added to WASHfunders

January 12, 2012  |  by

In the first data refresh since WASHfunders’ launch on October 19, 2011, 129 new grants have been added to the site’s funding map. These grant monies were awarded between 2009 and 2011 by 40 foundations to nearly 100 unique organizations and represent more than $48 million in funding for WASH projects globally. Newly added grants…

Sustainability Webinar, December 15th

December 12, 2011  |  by

Global Water Challenge, WASHplus and WASH Advocacy Initiative invite you to an hour-long webinar, “Leading with Sustainability: Laying the Groundwork for Lasting Services,” on planning for sustainability in WASH programs. Aligned with the WASH Sustainability Charter, this webinar will present concrete and practical strategies and tools that can be used in the WASH program planning…

Bay Area WASH Event November 10th

November 2, 2011  |  by

If you’re in the Bay Area, please join us for a lively dinner and discussion hosted by the Global Philanthropy Forum on November 10th at 6PM. Event description: That 1 billion people lack access to clean water is considered by many to be one of the greatest development failures of the modern era. That every…

Introducing WASHfunders.org

October 21, 2011  |  by

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…

Take Our User Survey

October 18, 2011  |  by

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. To share your reactions, explore the site and take a short user survey. Thanks for…