Philanthropy and family foundations

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WaterAid/ Jordi Ruiz Cirera

Get involved

Do you want to make a lasting difference? A donation of $5,000 or more from you or your family foundation could unlock the potential of entire communities with access to the three essentials: clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Why WaterAid?

Clean water, toilets and hygiene transform lives. With all three, people are able to break free from poverty. Children are born healthier and get the chance to go to school. Women and men get to earn a living, and whole communities start to thrive.

That’s why our goal is simple: getting these essentials to everyone, everywhere. And with your support, it's something we can achieve within a generation.

While installing taps and toilets is a key part of our work, we do so much more.

In Mali, for example, we are using social art for behaviour change. Through our artistic and educational workshops, we are training students, youth leaders, teachers and members of school health clubs on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues and about good management, ownership and maintenance of WASH infrastructure.

With more awareness and more confidence gained through participation in these workshops, the students are better able to promote good practices with their peers. Through the training the teachers receive, they are able to incorporate water, sanitation and hygiene into their daily lessons.

Dramane, an 11-year-old student at Wakoro school in Mali, paints a mural on the new borehole to educate his peers and community members about hygiene behaviours and attitudes to adopt or to avoid.
WaterAid/ Basile Ouedraogo

And that’s only the beginning. We influence governments across the world to change laws, link national and international policymakers with people on the ground, and rally support from individuals and organizations around the world, making lasting change happen on a massive scale.

Discover more about the work we do

Your journey

Whether you want to support WaterAid’s work all over the world or focus on a specific project, a dedicated member of our team will bring you even closer to the people you’re helping with regular, personal updates.

Your updates will include photos and insight from the communities you support so that you can see the lasting impact brought about by your incredible contribution.

There will also be opportunities to attend exclusive events, meet with like-minded supporters and involve your family and children in your philanthropic activities.

Your journey
WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

Contact us

If you are interested in working with us to create lasting change, please contact WaterAid's Director, Philanthropy and Communications