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The Foundation Center is pleased to announce the launch of Designed with philanthropic donors in mind, 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 in this urgent issue, including policymakers, practitioners, journalists, researchers, and the public, will find valuable resources on the site.

The site’s central feature is an interactive mapping application that shows where foundation grants are going, to which organizations, and for what purpose. is the first and only site with this critical data. What’s more, foundation funding flows are shown within the context of international aid funding and key development indicators, providing a robust picture of the WASH landscape in any given country or region. also provides free access to a broad set of knowledge resources, including:

We’ll be using the Inside View section of the site to highlight site content, update you on new features, and share newsworthy events in the WASH sector, all with a philanthropic lens. To get Inside View posts delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for e-mail updates on the site’s home page.

In the meantime, help us spread the word about this exciting new resource. Tweet about us. Blog about us. Tell your friends and colleagues.

And, as always, let us know what you think of the site and how we can make the site as useful and user-friendly as possible. Our team can be reached at was created with generous support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Read the full press release here.