Help bring clean and safe water to every person on the planet

Over 700 million people around the world are drinking dirty water. As a result, 3,800 lives will be lost today. And again tomorrow. And the day after that. Many of them will be children. It’s a huge problem — but it’s a problem we can solve and we know how to solve. But we need you.

Just $40 can bring clean water to 1 person so whether you choose to give once, every month as a member of our Spring community or sponsor an entire water project, 100% of it will directly fund clean water projects to help those who need it most. 

You have our word—and&nbspmore

How do you know your money is actually making a difference? It’s simple: we show you. After all, seeing is believing — and we want you to believe in us.

We give 100%

100% of the money donated to charity: water goes directly to funding clean water projects. Private donors cover our operating costs, which means every penny of every dollar can go where it’s needed most.

We prove it

We don’t expect you to take our word for it. Our next-level commitment to tracking and transparency means we don’t just tell you you’re having an impact. We show you, with GPS coordinates and photos of the exact project(s) you’ve helped fund.

We think local - and long-term

We don’t just drop in, build a well and disappear. When we provide water for a community, we want the impact to be for good — which means we work closely with local partners, remaining invested in the integrity of projects for the long haul.

Kids Can Help, Too!

The most inspiring advocates for clean water are also some of the youngest. Here at charity: water we are firm believers that you make a difference no matter how old you are. Visit our kids' page to download resources.

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Become a brand partner

Whether your company sells socks or services (or anything else, really), we’d love to work with you to develop a mutually beneficial collaboration that has a lasting impact. 

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Fundraise for clean water

Turn a passion or passtime into a campaign for clean water. It's quick, easy - and impactful.

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The 100% Model is powered by a small and dedicated group of private donors, known as The Well.

These entrepreneurs, artists, musicians and business leaders fund our operating costs - costs that include office rent, staff salaries and benefits, flights, and even the toner for our copy machine. By committing multi-year support for operations funding, Well Members allow us to plan for the future, creating efficiency and stability. And Members of The Well provide more than just financial support—they’re also some of our most loyal teammates, our most visionary partners, and our most outspoken champions.

Like any startup, we need visionary investors who believe in and support our business model, so we can stay focused on what matters most: solving the water crisis. Since we can’t offer stock options or the promise of a big buyout to our generous investors, our Well Members’ ROI is measured in the number of people whose lives are transformed by clean drinking water. That’s now 18.4 million people and counting, thanks to their support of our work.

You deserve to give with confidence

All of our operational expenses are funded by a private community of donors, so you can trust 100% of your donation will go directly to water solutions, every cent, every time. 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. These companies and organizations agree.