How Does the Hilton Foundation Approach WASH Giving?

WASH grantmaking is a big deal at the Hilton Foundation and another $8 million just went out the door for projects in rural Africa. But this funder is very selective in who it works with and tends to go with top tier NGOs.
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Water Philanthropy's New Focus Country: The United States

Ensuring access to safe, clean water is a big challenge in the developing world. Which is why foundations like Gates, Hilton, and Dell have poured lots of money into water and sanitation projects. Now, a new trend is emerging in water philanthropy: strengthening water infrastructure in a surprising place, the United States of America.
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Why Caterpillar Foundation Backs Water.org's Credit Program in India

The Caterpillar Foundation’s diverse portfolio has included plenty of water-related projects over the years, but a recent agreement with Water.org has the organization placing a big bet on the microfinance industry’s ability to expand access to sanitation in the developing world.

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Now the Skoll Foundation is Aiming Social Entrepreneurs at Water

Given its Silicon Valley roots, the Skoll Foundation’s interest in "social entrepreneurship" is only natural. It’s also a sentiment you need to tap into if you’re interested in a partnership with the organization. The foundation has a broad range of interests — in fact, it seems to be less concerned about any one issue than about finding people who have creative ideas for addressing big problems.

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Why the Case Foundation Still Believes in the Power of Playing Children

Jean and Steve Case could be forgiven for being a little shy about their efforts to expand access to safe drinking water in Africa. They’ve been around long enough to find out what happens when well-meaning plans take a turn in the wrong direction. The Case Foundation thought they’d found a game-changing solution to water scarcity when they put their weight behind PlayPumps International.

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Here's Why the Howard G. Buffett Foundation Sees Water as Key to Ending Hunger

Howard G. Buffett discovered his love for working in the soil at an early age. Today, he grows corn, soybeans, and wheat on a massive farm in central Illinois. So it's no surprise that he has guided his foundation toward supporting sustainable water supplies for farmers around the world.

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Gates Foundation’s Pipeline is Flush with Grants for New Toilets

It’s fitting that Bill Gates would have an interest in finding a better approach to sanitation. In the early days of his native Seattle, residents lucky enough to have indoor plumbing were forced to deal with geyser-like overflows whenever a rising tide met the drainpipe that channeled the city’s sewage into the Puget Sound.

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Why the Dell Foundation is Thirsty for Business-like Water Projects

The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation is known best for its efforts to improve educational opportunities for the urban poor. But the foundation has also become a big player in the push for clean water and safe sanitation in developing countries.

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Here's a Look at the Hilton Foundation Focus on the "Quiet Tragedy" of Water-Related Disease

Steven Hilton laments the "quiet tragedy" of water-related disease that kills millions of people every year. Hilton, who serves as chairman and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, believes that water and sanitation is as underfunded as it is critical to development. In 2011, he kicked off a $50 million campaign to expand sustainable water supplies.

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