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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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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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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