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Charity: Water

Oct 23, 2018

Charity: water (stylized as charity: water) is a non-profit organization that provides drinking water to people in developing nations. The organization was founded in 2006 and has helped fund 24,537 projects in 24 countries, benefiting over 8.2 million people. Overall, the organization has raised over US$200 million as of January 11, 2016.[1]

History

Founder Scott Harrison was a New York City club promoter for ten years. From 2004, Harrison committed two years of his life to the poor and marginalized through volunteer service in Liberiawith Mercy Ships. He recognized that problems surrounding education, safety, and health may trace back to a lack of clean water and basic sanitation systems.[2]

Harrison founded the charity in 2006.[3] In 2007, Harrison contacted several tech entrepreneurs for assistance and advice. One of charity: water’s first supporters was Bebo’s Michael Birch, who was the first to respond with monetary, technical assistance, and introductions to influential leaders in Silicon Valley‘s technology industry. Birch redesigned the charity’s website and personally donated $1 million.[4]

In December 2012, charity: water received a $5 million grant from Google‘s Global Impact Awards. The grant was to fund the installation of 4000 sensors to report on status and working conditions of wells installed in Ethiopia, Nepal, and a few other nations in Africa and Asia.[5]

In 2015, charity: water partnered with the silicone bracelet company, Lokai, to further support their organization.[6]

Operations

Charity: water has raised more than $252 million for more than 23,000 water projects[7] in 24 countries, including Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Malawi.[8]

Reception

Charity evaluator GiveWell published a review of the organization in December 2012. Their overall conclusion was that it “stands out from other organizations we have considered in some respects (such as conducting evaluations that include frank discussions of problems), but we remain uncertain about the humanitarian impact of their work and the relative effectiveness of their partner selection process.”[9] In January 2013, an article by Anne Elizabeth Moore on Truthout stated that “questions about its impact and methods remain” and that transparency may keep critics at bay, yet what remains unclear is exactly how many more people have reliable access to clean drinking water now than did six years ago.”[10]

As of May 2017, Charity Navigator rates the organization among their highest-rated charities, with a full 4 out of 4 stars. The charity has an overall rating of 92.29 out of 100 with an “Accountability & Transparency” score of the maximum 100 and “Financial” rating of 89.11 as of January 2018.[11] Guidestar gave the organization a “Platinum Seal of Transparency”.[12]

Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charity:_Water

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