Join us in shaping the future of charity.

The Pool is a community of business leaders, founders, and entrepreneurs who donate a portion of their shares in private companies to support our operations and provide a unique employee benefit.

This new program is the first to use proceeds from IPOs and other liquidity events to retain and reward nonprofit employees. It is also the newest way to power our 100% model so that all public donations can go directly to providing clean water for people in need.

Founding members spotlight

Miguel McKelvey

Co-Founder & Chief Culture Officer

Heather Hartnett

CEO & Founding Partner

Neil Parikh

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Ryan Graves

Fmr. SVP Global Operations

How it works


Pool Members transfer or pledge a portion of their private holding to charity: water

Liquidity event

Shares remain in The Pool until a liquidity event, at which point the shares are sold


80% of funds used for overhead–which pays salaries, keeps our lights on, and makes all the work possible

Employee Pool

20% of funds held for bonuses to eligible employees

Pay Day

Following a successful year and availability of liquid assets, employees are eligible to receive a bonus

Get in touch

For more information about The Pool and how to join, please reach out to