Water.org

Give Water. Change Lives.


A nonprofit international organization, Water.org has had a positive impact on millions of people in need around the world by empowering them with access to safe water and sanitation. The organization was founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, who pioneered market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis. Water.org began its mission to provide families health, hope and bright futures more than 30 years ago. Since its inception, the organization has transformed the lives of more than 45 million people globally.

The staggering truth is that about one in 10 people, approximately 771 million, lack access to safe water and about one in four people, approximately 1.7 billion, lack access to toilets. Northrop & Johnson is proud to support Water.org in their mission to change these statistics by empowering families through access to expert resources and affordable financing to ensure they have household water and toilets.

The Global Water Crisis

Water.org is dedicated to raising awareness about the global water crisis and actively works toward solving the problems caused by this crisis.

Facts & Figures
  • 771 million people — 1 in 10 — lack access to safe water
  • 1.7 billion people — 1 in 4 — lack access to a toilet
  • More people have a mobile phone than a toilet
  • Every two minutes a child dies from a water and  sanitation-related disease
  • Nearly 1 million people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene-related diseases
  • Women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collection
  • Women and girls spend 200 million hours every day collecting water. This is time spent not working, caring for family members, or attending school
  • Women and girls living without a toilet spend 266 million hours every day finding a place to go
  • Globally, 1 in 3 schools lacks access to basic water and sanitation

Real-life impact

Water.org changes lives through access to safe water and sanitation. The below stories show the real-life impact this organization has had on individuals and families around the world.

Aisyah — a smart businesswoman in Indonesia, whose family is healthy and harvest is plenty thanks to a new water connection at home.

Edita — a determined woman in a small Peruvian village, who built a new life for her family in a new place with good schools and running water.

Elma — a courageous fisherwoman in the Philippines, who freed her children from a cycle of poverty by installing a toilet and water connection at home.

Nanda — a loving grandmother in India, who took out a small loan for a water tap at home to support her small business and give her grandchildren the opportunity to go to school.

Sabina — a resourceful farmer in rural Kenya, whose bold decision to finance a rainwater catchment system gave her family a water source at home and a bright future

 

Give Back

Northrop & Johnson has dedicated a portion of profits quarterly to benefit Water.org. If you would like to help support this worthwhile cause, you can make your donation three ways — online, mail or electronic funds transfer. Once your donation has been processed, you will be sent a receipt that includes information for tax purposes. Donations to Water.org are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Online

Donate here

Make a donation online with debit, credit or PayPal account — or even set up a direct debit from your business bank account. Be sure to check the box “I am donating on behalf of a business or organization.”

Check

Checks are payable to Water.org. Please include your business name in the memo line and mail the check to: Water.org Attn: Cause Marketing 117 West 20th Street, Suite 203 Kansas City, MO, USA 64108-1909

Electronic Funds Transfer

Donate directly from your business bank account to Water.org with an electronic funds transfer (EFT). Bank: Bank of America 1200 Main Kansas City, MO, USA 64105 816-979-6677 Account Name: Water.org Account Number: 0006 6977 9303 ACH transfers routing: ABA#: 053000196 Wires routing: 026009593 SWIFT Code: BOFAUS 3N Account holder: Water.org 117 W. 20th Street Suite 203 Kansas City, MO, USA 64108-1909