Support Water Charity

Using the secure Paypal or Flipcause widgets, you can use credit or debit cards 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 $1.36 per person helped over 16 years.

With minimal admin costs and ZERO overhead, we give you efficient, effective projects with no frills.  Instead of flashy Manhattan offices, Super Bowl ads, or gala benefits… we give you more projects.

We get a lot of offers for volunteers; unfortunately, we have very limited use for interns & volunteers.  All our on-the-ground labor is locally sourced.  And, we’d rather pay someone for good work than try and get “free” work.

Occasionally, we get offered stuff (cars, gold bricks, artwork, real estate).  We are happy to take any donation.  Checks & money orders, corporate matching, and DAFs scroll down for contact details. 

Water Charity & PayPal Logos blended with Water.

All donations are tax-deductible due to our 501(c)3 status with the IRS as a registered nonprofit.

501(c)(3) DLN: 1705321731204

Map of Countries WC Works In

Giving Options

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 or otherwise attribute credit.

Disaster Relief

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

86 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 knowing that the projects they support have been proven successful and are actually helping people.

Give by Mail

We accept checks & money orders, made payable to Water Charity, and sent to:

Water Charity
404 S. Main St. #118
Yreka, CA 96097

Give Property

If you want to donate a car, a deed, some stocks, or any physical goods contact us and we will set that in motion.

Give Time

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

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

Water Charity Coffee Table Book

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.

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 that 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.  From Donor Advised Funds, to Employee Guided charitable giving.  Matching Grant Corporate Donations can make the giving go a long way.