SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Customers, Not Beneficiaries: Shifting Our perception of the Urban Poor and their Ability to Participate Financially in Water and Sanitation Service Delivery

December 7, 2018  |  by

By Kirk Anderson With nearly 1 billion people worldwide lacking access to clean water and more than 2 billion lacking access to a toilet, achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Access to clean water and sanitation for all people) is a monumental task. The world needs strategies and mechanisms that move us forward quickly and sustainably.…

R2HC Opens Call for Proposals this June

May 29, 2018  |  by

On 5 June 2018 R2HC’s annual Call for Proposals opens. R2HC is a public health research fund aiming to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. The R2HC programme is the product of a strategic partnership between the UK Government (DFID), the Wellcome Trust, and the UK…

Funding Opportunity with The Humanitarian Innovation Fund: Up to £50,000 Available for Innovation Grants

November 16, 2017  |  by

This week we share a funding opportunity with the Humanitarian Innovation Fund. The goal of HIF is to support innovators across the entire innovation lifecycle. The recent external evaluation of HIF’s programme and strategic review identified the need for additional focus on the less-resourced innovation stages of problem recognition and diffusion. It also highlighted the importance of…

Why Crowdfunding is Important for Philanthropy to Support

September 7, 2017  |  by

Crowdfunding is a unique tool that is greatly underused in the Indian social sector. Philanthropists can support and encourage nonprofits to adopt this new model of fundraising. This weeks story was originally published by our friends at India Development Reivew (IDR). Check out the original post here, and don’t forget to sign up for their newsletter…

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…