Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2017

This total represents grant payment activity during the selected fiscal year. However, approximately 90% of the money awarded in our priority program areas is part of multi-year commitments, so a grant may appear in multiple years of activity. The list below provides additional information about specific projects approved and/or paid during the fiscal year selected, including the project start date and the length of our commitment.

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  1. World Vision

    $800,000 through May 2018

    to support a strategic partnership with IRC to plan and implement comprehensive water projects in the planned district-based programs in Ghana, Mali and Niger. www.worldvision.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: May 2017
  2. Jibu, L3C

    $1,000,000 through July 2027

    to make a program related investment (PRI) into Jibu, a social franchise providing safe water in Uganda and Mali.

    Safe Water International Awarded: May 2017
  3. Aquaya Institute

    $2,500,000 through May 2022

    to explore and build sustainable water quality testing systems in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Uganda. http://www.aquaya.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: May 2017
  4. Stanford University

    $435,000 through November 2017

    to facilitate the design of a monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework and theory of change for the Foundation's new Safe Water strategy. https://www.stanford.edu/

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2016
  5. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

    $1,000,000 through November 2017

    to create the foundation for an ambitious learning and collective action initiative that will catalyze development of Sustainable Development Goal 6 in Burkina Faso, Niger, and Uganda. www.irc.nl

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2016
  6. Water.Org Inc.

    $200,000 through November 2017

    to build the foundation necessary to implement a WaterCredit model in Ghana. www.water.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2016
  7. Water for People

    $3,000,000 through November 2019

    to implement the model of Everyone Forever for sustainable water services in Kamwenge District of Uganda. www.waterforpeople.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2016
  8. PATH

    $1,500,000 through September 2018

    to advance the development of a commercially viable on-site chlorine generator (SE-Flow) for drinking water treatment and infection prevention and control (IPC) in low-resource health facilities, schools, and communities. www.path.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: August 2016
  9. Safe Water Network

    $5,000,000 through August 2021

    to develop a market for small water enterprises (SWEs) in Ghana. www.safewaternetwork.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: August 2016
  10. World Vision

    $3,000,000 through August 2019

    to demonstrate sustainable WASH services in all health care facilities in two districts in Mali. www.worldvision.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: August 2016
  11. PATH

    $50,000 through October 2016

    to build and field test six chlorine generators in low-resource health facilities and community-based settings for drinking water treatment and infection prevention and control. www.path.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: March 2016
  12. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    $350,000 through December 2016

    to support the continuation of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) component of the Safe Water Strategic Initiative. http://www.unc.edu

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2015
  13. One Drop Foundation

    $1,500,000 through December 2018

    to support an innovative pilot program that serves to improve access to safe water in Burkina Faso. http://www.onedrop.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2015
  14. WaterCredit Investment Fund 1, LLC

    $1,000,000 through September 2022

    to make a program related investment (PRI) over seven years in the WaterCredit Investment Fund for loans to microfinance institutions in India to invest in WASH infrastructure.

    Safe Water International Awarded: August 2015
  15. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    $250,000 through December 2015

    to support the continuation of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning component of the Safe Water Strategic Initiative by the Water Institute. http://www.unc.edu

    Safe Water International Awarded: May 2015
  16. Foundation Center

    $180,000 through December 2016

    to continue maintaining the Washfunders.org site, with a focus on the site review and refresh, blog and funding map, search engine optimization, communications and social media, and to explore partnership options for managing the site. www.foundationcenter.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: May 2015
  17. Stichting Akvo

    $750,000 through February 2017

    to support the development of a dashboard that can provide visualizations of geo-referenced data in real time, to report a diverse set of impact and performance indicators. www.akvo.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: March 2015
  18. National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

    $100,000 through January 2017

    to support research on the use of the Compartment Bag Test, which will provide reliable water quality data in low-resource field settings. http://www.cdcfoundation.org

    Safe Water USA Awarded: December 2014
  19. World Vision

    $4,000,000 through January 2017

    to support efforts to sustain water access programs in Ghana, Mali and Niger. www.worldvision.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2014
  20. WaterAid America, Inc.

    $1,200,000 through December 2017

    to build on efforts to sustain water access programs in Burkina Faso. www.wateraidamerica.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2014