Support Water Charity
We get a lot of offers for volunteers; unfortunately, we have very limited use for interns and volunteers. All our on-the-ground labor is locally sourced.
Occasionally, we get offered stuff we can sell (cars, gold bricks, artwork, real estate). We are happy to take whatever you can offer. Of course, the simplest and most direct way to support us is to donate money. (checks & money orders welcome)
Using the secure Paypal or Flipcause widgets, you can use any credit or debit card to adopt a project or donate to various programs. 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. Water Charity has averaged an industry-low $1 to $2 per person helped over 15 years.
We have industry-low admin and overhead costs as well. Instead of flashy Manhattan offices, we give you more projects.
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
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. Floods & hurricanes, earthquakes & war… water is always the first need.
Alternative Ways To Donate:
Where to Give
81 Countries Around the World
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 knowing that the projects they support have been proven successful and are actually helping people.
Give by Mail
Yreka, CA 96097
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. (No Longer Available)
$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 guaranteed 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. Routing info for ACH or wire transfers is available on request. We also have special reporting protocols for large donors. You can 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. 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 more than 10x as effective per dollar spent, set up a call or video conference with us.
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Set up matching funds for your workers
Water Charity will be happy to help you set up a giving culture in your business. From Donor Advised Funds, to Employee Guided charitable giving. Matching Grant Corporate Donations can make the giving go a long way.