Our Work

785 million people lack basic access to clean and safe drinking water. We’ve been on a mission to end the water crisis since 2006, and with the help of generous supporters like you, we’re getting closer every day.


Water projects funded


People will be served



How We Work

We partner with experienced local organizations who build sustainable, community-owned water projects around the world.

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Proving Our Impact

From the start, we’ve publicly shared photos and GPS coordinates for every single charity: water project. You can find all of our funded projects on the map above.

Stories From the Field

The communities we serve are filled with some of the most inspiring people you’d ever want to meet. Their stories of ingenuity and perseverance are examples for us all.

Helen's Community: 12 Years Later

What Helen Taught Us

Waiting for clean water in one of the harshest places on Earth

The Next Step In Sustainability

Working with local leaders to keep water flowing is critical to our mission. In November 2015, charity: water started deploying cutting-edge sensors and cloud computing technology to equip local leaders with real-time data.

See Our Sensors