charity: water is a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe water to people around the world.

Together, we can end the water crisis

Since charity: water was founded in 2006, we’ve been chasing one ambitious goal: ending the global water crisis. And while the water crisis is huge, we’re optimistic. We know how to solve the problem, and we make progress every day thanks to the help of local partners and generous supporters. If we work together, we believe everyone will have access to life’s most basic need within our lifetime.

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You have our word—and more

When charity: water began, we made a bold promise: 100% of public donations would go directly to fund clean water projects. Private donors cover our operating costs so 100% of your money can fund water projects.

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How we work

We want you to know exactly how and where your donation is being used. So from the beginning, we’ve kept a few promises.

We prove every project

We track every dollar you raise and show the projects you helped fund with photos and GPS coordinates.

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We’re an open book

We’ve consistently received the highest grades available for accountability and transparency.

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We work with local partnerships

We partner with experienced local partners to build sustainable, community-owned water projects.

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Ready to give the gift of clean water?

Every $40 can end a walk for water, and 100% of your donation will fund clean water projects.

Give with confidence

All of our operational expenses are funded by a private community of donors called The Well so you can trust that 100% of your donation goes directly to water solutions. But we don’t stop there.

From our commitment to equipping local partners, to our tech, to the environmental sustainability of our water projects, “good enough” is never good enough for us. We’re setting new standards for transparency and innovation, and these companies and organizations agree.

Leading the team

Facing a problem as big as the water crisis requires an incredible team. We’re grateful to have some of the most innovative and committed leaders guiding our organization.


Scott Harrison

After a decade of indulging his darkest vices as a nightclub promoter, Scott declared spiritual, moral, and emotional bankruptcy. He spent two years on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, saw the effects of dirty water firsthand, and came back to New York City on a mission.

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International Board of Directors


Change the world with us

We’re hiring! Explore our openings and join the team.