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We help communities adapt, survive, and thrive in a changing climate.

+1 WASH - Deeper, Sustainable, Impactful

Join us on our journey to change philanthropic funding, empower local change makers and build sustainable solutions for Water Access, Sanitation, and Hygiene.

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ABOUT US

Shockwave supports projects, initiatives and organizations that build a future where communities and ecosystems are resilient in the face of climate change. Through a mixture of grants and strategic investments, we support activities that focus on climate change adaptation and resiliency infrastructure. We prioritize projects that provide economic uplift in developing countries and provide seed funding at an early, pivotal stage. We incorporate in this work lenses on environmental justice, equity, and strive for community-first approaches.

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Recent News

Recent announcements

+1:WASH introduction

+1:WASH introduction

Friday, 1 October 2021

The +1:WASH fund democratizes the water access, sanitation, and hygiene funding ecosystem, places trust in organizers and communities, and elevates the visibility of frontline organizers.

Transparency in Funding

Transparency in Funding

Friday, 16 April 2021

We’re sharing our internal decision making tools in an effort to make our funding more efficient and just.

Latest Partnerships

Our most recent investments and grants.

+1:WASH fund

+1:WASH fund

$350,000 / September 2020

Democratizing water access, sanitation, and hygiene funding ecosystem, places trust in organizers and communities, and elevates the visibility of frontline organizers.

change:WATER Labs

change:WATER Labs

$50,000 / August 2021

Inventing safer, smarter, more dignified sanitation.

Women's Climate Centers International

Women's Climate Centers International

$40,000 / July 2021

Creating sustainable solutions with vulnerable communities emphasizing low-cost environmentally appropriate technologies, advocacy and leadership.

New Philanthropy Capital

New Philanthropy Capital

$40,000 / July 2021

Improving the philanthropic ecosystem through open philanthropy and benchmarking.

FCDE

FCDE

$40,000 / June 2021

Funding local grantmaking to lead community change in rural East Africa.

Navajo Power

Navajo Power

$50,000 / January 2021

Developing clean energy projects on tribal lands with a lens to maximise the economic benefits for local communities.

The Way We Work

We use seed funding to initiate organizational momentum.

We act as a convener, catalyst, and enabler.

We prioritize low-resource and high-impact solutions.

We focus our partnerships on those most affected by climate.

We operate globally.

We value patience and long-term relationships.

We support fairness and transparency.

We promote diverse viewpoints.

We prioritize listening and learning.