charity: water

Brings clean, safe drinking water to people throughout Africa. Partners with local organizations to build and maintain wells. Uses 100% of donations for projects.

charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. One-hundred percent of public donations directly fund water projects.

charity-water-photo1We inspire giving and empower others to fundraise for sustainable water solutions. We use local partners on the ground to build and implement the projects. Then, we prove every single project funded with GPS coordinates, photos, and stories from the field. In less than four years, charity: water has funded clean water solutions for more than one million people. We work in 16 developing nations around the world, most in Sub Saharan Africa.

Almost a billion people on the planet do not have access to clean and safe drinking water. We’re working to change that, and fast.

Contact Information

charity: water
40 Worth Street, Suite 330
New York, NY 10013
T: (646) 688-2323
F: (888) 707-6466

Financial Information

charity: water is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

Banner photo: In less than four years, charity: water has funded clean water for more than a million people.
Photo: A boy in rural Ethiopia smiles as he drinks clean water from a charity: water well.

Donate Now to charity: water


As little as $20 can provide clean water to one person for 20 years. Help now. 100 percent of your donation directly funds safe drinking water projects in the field.

Volunteer Opportunities

Some opportunities for volunteers in the New York City area.


To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to

Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608

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