Philanthropy and family foundations

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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 Nicaragua, for example, we're working with local communities and partners on a micro-finance training scheme, so that local people can afford good quality pumps and toilets in their homes.

Suyen, pictured with a rope pump she bought through the scheme, in Bilwi, Nicaragua, August 2015.
Suyen, pictured with a rope pump she bought through the micro-finance scheme.
WaterAid/Jordi Ruiz Cirera

And that's just the start. 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 organisations 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.  


Jeremie's mother posing next to the new latrine built at their home, with Aminata Zebre, Jeremie's brother's wife, and her son David, in Zongo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 27 June 2016
WaterAid/Basile Ouedraogo

Find out where your money goes >

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

Our supporters

I've been supporting WaterAid for a number of years now and it's incredibly close to my heart. WaterAid's activities are simple, effective and designed to really work from the grassroots up. I encourage you to support this worthwhile cause. My experience with WaterAid is so rewarding, I know that my support goes to exactly where it is needed.
Neil Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of Fastflow
The Waterloo Foundation has been privileged to visit WaterAid's programmes in Malawi and Nepal, where we have seen first-hand the transformative impact they have on the lives of substantial numbers of disadvantaged people. We remain convinced about the quality of the programmes which WaterAid deliver with their in-country partners.

We have enjoyed working with WaterAid and have learnt a great deal with them. We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with WaterAid in the coming years.
The Waterloo Foundation

From Poul due Jensen to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, WaterAid is lucky enough to partner with a variety of generous individuals and trusts. For an extensive list of those who work with us, read our annual reports > 

Contact us

If you are interested in working with us to create lasting change, please contact Margaret from the Philanthropy team:

Phone: 202-427-3808