IKEA Foundation Awards $13.9 Million to Expand Access to Clean Water

March 23, 2016  |  by

This post originally appeared on Philanthropy News Digest. You can find the original article here. The IKEA Foundation has announced a €12.4 million ($13.9 million) grant to Water.org in support of efforts to provide access to safe water and sanitation to a million people in India and Indonesia. Announced on World Water Day, the grant will enable Water.org to…

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…

WHO, UNICEF Warn of Lack of Progress on Improving Sanitation

July 8, 2015  |  by

The lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child health benefits from gains in providing access to safe drinking water, a report from UNICEF and the World Health Organization warns. The report, Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water: 2015 Update and MDG Assessment (90 pages, PDF), found that 2.4 billion people, or one…

USAID, Skoll Foundation Invest $2 Million in Uganda Water Project

February 12, 2015  |  by

Photo Credit: Evidence Action USAID and the Skoll Foundation have announced a joint investment of $2 million in Evidence Action to scale the Dispensers for Safe Water program in rural Uganda. The investment by the USAID-Skoll Innovation Investment Alliance will fund the installation of more than ten thousand low-cost chlorine dispensers, providing clean water to…

Water.org Receives $1.2 Million for Global Water Delivery Campaign

February 10, 2015  |  by

Stella Artois has announced a $1.2 million grant to Water.org in support of an initiative to end daily, time-consuming journeys to collect water by women in the developing world. According to the company, women around the world spend a collective two hundred million hours a year collecting clean water for their families. The company’s Buy…

Toilet Board Coalition Launched on World Toilet Day

December 2, 2014  |  by

Launched as part of last month’s celebrations for World Toilet Day, the Toilet Board Coalition is a business-led initiative that aims to develop commercially scalable solutions in response to the global sanitation crisis. Initiated by Unilever in 2012, the Toilet Board Coalition brings together a number of businesses, government agencies, and other WASH organizations. In…

ONE DROP, Rotary Launch Sustainable Water and Sanitation Partnership

July 28, 2014  |  by

ONE DROP and Rotary International have announced a partnership to deliver sustainable water and sanitation services in Africa, Central America, and India. The 2020 Water Partnership aims to unite ONE DROP’s expertise and unique approach to sustainable water and sanitation programs with the power of Rotary International’s 1.2-million-member network in support of projects that expand access to clean water and sanitation. To…

Winners of ‘Reinvent the Toilet Challenge: India’ Announced

March 26, 2014  |  by

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and India’s Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council have announced the winners of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge: India. Six organizations were awarded grants totaling $2 million to develop innovative "next-generation toilets" that can deliver safe, affordable, and sustainable sanitation solutions in India. A collaboration between the Gates Foundation, BIRAC, and the Indian Ministry of…