Hilton Foundation Awards $3 Million for Ghana Water Project

March 25, 2014  |  by

The International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) in The Hague has announced a $3 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in support of efforts to provide access to clean water in rural Ghana. The grant will support IRC’s work with the Ghanaian government to bring national and local partners together on efforts to provide sustainable water services…

Keurig Green Mountain Commits $11 Million to Water Initiatives

March 24, 2014  |  by

Vermont-based specialty coffee company Keurig Green Mountain has announced grants totaling $11 million to four nonprofit organizations working in the United States and abroad to promote water security. Grant recipients include charity: water, which will use the funds to help one million people gain access to clean drinking water by 2020; the Global Water Initiative, which was created…

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…

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…

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…

WaterAid Announces $2 Million Gates Foundation Grant

January 17, 2014  |  by

WaterAid America in New York City has announced a three-year, $2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in support of advocacy efforts on behalf of millions of people living without toilets or sanitation facilities. The organization will use the grant to support initiatives to increase access to basic sanitation services led by the governments of…

Caterpillar Foundation Awards $8.3 Million to Water.org

October 22, 2013  |  by

Water.org has announced a $8.3 million grant — the largest single funding commitment in its history — from the Caterpillar Foundation to expand its WaterCredit initiative to Indonesia, the Philippines, and Peru. Using microfinance tools, the WaterCredit initiative makes it possible for a family living in poverty to secure a small loan to pay for construction of a water connection…

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…