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We get a lot of offers for volunteers. We even occasionally get offered stuff we can sell (cars, gold bricks, artwork). We are happy to take whatever you can offer. But the simplest and most direct way to support us is to donate money.
Using the secure Flipcause widget button below, you can adopt a project, specify a country or region you want your money spent in, or just trust our model. We are the most efficient water development agency around. We help as many people as we can with the money we have available. Water Charity has averaged $1 to $2 per person helped over 15 years.
We have industry low admin and overhead costs. Instead of flashy Manhattan offices, we give you more projects… more actual people helped.
All donations are tax deductible due to our 501(c)3 status with the IRS as a registered nonprofit.
EIN: 26-2949390 501(c)(3) DLN: 1705321731204
Choose a Specific Project, Program or Initiative
Search through our website. Find any unfunded project, program or initiative and adopt it. (Either using a donate button on the page or here) Put your preference in the notes. People who contribute the entire amount for a project may be elligible to dedicate the project to a loved one and even potentially put up a plaque at the project site.
Our Disaster Relief programs are quick and effective because we start them immediately with our own money when need be. By the time most companies have a vote on whether to help… we are already there. Donating to our Disaster Relief Fund allows this kind of speed.
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Where to Give
78 Countries Around the World
Water Charity is truly global. If there is a place in the world that you care about especially, chances are you can help them through one of our projects.
Support Our Model
We pre-fund projects out of pocket so we can react swiftly to changes on the ground, and only once the project is underway… then we ask donors to adopt. Non-specified donations allow us to pre-fund more projects and continue this successful model. Other charities raise money for stuff they want to do next year, or the year after. We are raising money to reimburse ourselves for projects that are already underway… or even completed. This way, our donors can donate knowning that the projects they support have been proven successful and are actually helping people.
Give by Mail
If you want to donate a car, a deed, some stocks, or any physical goods contact us and we will set that in motion.
If you want to volunteer or intern for Water Charity, you may contact us with your CV and your situation. We are happy to help people get credits for their degrees and give opportunities for motivated people to do good in this world. However, we ask that you be serious. Do not approach us unless you are ready and willing to commit to a certain number of hours on a regular basis.
Other Ways To Support Us
Water Charity Wine
Double Gold Medal winner at the Seattle Wine Awards two years running. A fabulous wine… and you can feel good knowing that all $30 will go to actual WC projects.
$30 a bottle
Water Charity Gear
We have cool tees in a variety of styles. Mugs. Stickers. Water bottles, refrigerator magnets… even boxer shorts. Represent WC with a guarunteed conversation starter!
$10 to $30 or so
WC Coffee Table Book
Portraits of Africa: A Journey to Positive Change by Marc Champagne
This collectible, coffee-table book of amazing portraits of Water Charity projects in Senegal is beautiful. Limited runs. Sometimes available in softcover and e-book as well. Proceeds go to Water Charity projects.
$50 for hardcover
- Donating to WC is easy
- You can set up recurring donations (monthly or yearly)
- WC is helping people for $1 to $2 per person
- Every little bit counts
- Clean water is often a life or death situation
- We do not discriminate or play favorites
- All life is precious
- If you want to partner on a project we will consider your proposals
- You can put us into your will or estate guidelines
- Give to pandemic relief
- We work with donor advised funds to create rafts of projects
- Corporate donors welcome
- Family foundations & grantmakers too
Corporate Donors & Foundations
For our wealthy donors–those looking to give large amounts of money–we are happy to give you the personalized care you are looking for. We have special reporting protocols for large donors. You will be assigned a specific contact within the organization who will know you by name and be available for you to reach out to if the need arises. Large donors can even get personal attention from a C level executive! You will find that no other charity gives you the “bang for buck” that WC does. They don’t even try. If you want to see how we can be 10 to 20x as effective per dollar spent, set up a call or video conference with us.
Increase your corporate responsibility
Giving to Water Charity is not only a good tax write off. It directly increases your social responsibility footprint. Our projects also offset carbon and can generate carbon credits.
Don't just be seen as helping
Any charity can take your money and let you promote your generosity. But maybe you are sick of finding out that your money didn’t actually help many people. With WC, you can rest assured that our projects are efficient and effective. We actually make a difference… and that is what charity should be about.
Engage communities where your business is
Water Charity offers you unrivaled ability to really help people in the countries and regions where your corporation or investments are active. What better way to thank the local people than giving them a functional well? Ask us to put together a program (of any $ amount) in a location that you want to show your gratitude towards.
Set up matching funds for your workers
Water Charity will be happy to help you set up a giving culture in your business. You can let employees choose their charities from a list and offer to match their contributions. There are a lot of ways to structure this.