A Glimmer of Hope Receives $7 Million Ethiopian Initiative

October 26, 2015  |  by

A Glimmer of Hope in Austin, Texas, has announced a $7 million grant from the IKEA Foundation in support of a five-year anti-poverty initiative in Ethiopia. The grant will support the organization’s efforts to provide clean water, education, health care, and microfinance opportunities in a rural Ethiopian community of seventy thousand people. The initiative is…

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…

IKEA Foundation Awards $6.3 Million to Water.Org

January 24, 2014  |  by

Water.org has announced a $6.3 million (€ 4.7 million) grant from the IKEA Foundation in support of its efforts to provide access to safe water and sanitation for a hundred and eighty thousand people in Bangladesh. The grant will help fund two Water.org programs — WaterCredit, a microfinance program that provides families with small loans to meet their water and sanitation needs, and the New Ventures…

New Data Added to WASHfunders

October 9, 2013  |  by

Our team at WASHfunders.org is pleased to announce several new enhancements to the site. The funding map now includes a data feed from the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). IATI is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve the transparency of aid. Following consultations with donor and developing countries, the initiative developed a common, open standard for…

Roddenberry Foundation Awards $5 Million for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Technology

July 15, 2013  |  by

The J. Craig Venter Institute, a nonprofit genomic research organization in La Jolla, California, has announced a $5 million grant from the Roddenberry Foundation for the development of wastewater treatment technologies. The grant will be used to fund the development of JCVI scientist Orianna Bretschger’s BioElectrochemical Sanitation Technology (BEST), which uses microbial fuel cells (MFC) to treat wastewater…

Gates Foundation Awards $2 Million for Sanitation Policy, Monitoring, and Advocacy in Africa

January 8, 2013  |  by

The African Ministers’ Council on Water, an initiative of the African Union, has announced a three-year, $2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build its capacity for sanitation policy development, monitoring and evaluation coverage, and WASH-related advocacy across the continent. Awarded through the foundation’s global development program, the grant will be used to provide training and technical…

Gates Foundation Awards $2.2 Million to University of Toronto Engineers for Toilet Research

December 10, 2012  |  by

The University of Toronto has announced a $2.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in support of ongoing efforts to design a waterless hygienic toilet that is safe and affordable for people in the developing world. Engineering professor Yu-Ling Cheng, director of the Centre for Global Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, and her team, which…

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…