Millions of 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 if we work together. There are lots of great ways to help us end the global water crisis. What matters most is that we choose to do something. Take action today, and save lives.
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.
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 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 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.
If you want to make a big splash, become a Water Project Sponsor and singlehandedly sponsor a water project for a community that needs it. Projects start at $10,000.
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.
By planning a future gift to charity: water, members of The Tributary help ensure that our work will continue until every person on the planet has access to clean water.
There are always folks fundraising for clean water. Donate to a campaign that captures your heart, and you'll show your support for both charity: water and the fundraiser. They'll appreciate it (so will we).
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.
Everyone has one, and (like it or not) they keep coming year after year. Why not make your next birthday a real lifesaver? Skip the party and the gifts and ask your people to give clean water instead.
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.