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Pacific Institute

— $240,000.00 — grants — water, climate change

The Pacific Institute is a global water and climate nonprofit organization that combines science-based research and policy leadership with targeted solutions to influence local, national, and international efforts in developing sustainable water policies. Their mission is to create and advance solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges.

The Nature Conservancy: Water Fund

— $400,000.00 — grants — agriculture, environment, land stewardship, water

The Nature Conservancy’s Resilient Watersheds strategy’s goal is to conserve freshwater ecosystems and help communities adapt to climate change by mainstreaming investments in nature-based solutions (NbS) in the water sector. They’re making investments in nature the norm by helping a critical mass of early adopters–utilities, regulators, financiers, corporations, and communities–to implement watershed investment programs in key markets.

CRS/Blue Harvest

— $300,000.00 — grants — agriculture, economic development, environment, equity, land stewardship, water

Blue Harvest, launched by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in partnership with Keurig Dr. Pepper and the Inter-American Development Bank, transforms livelihoods and restores land and water resources through Water Smart Agriculture (WSA) in the coffee lands of Central America. Blue Harvest capitalizes on the symbiotic relationship between well-managed coffee agroforestry systems and good watershed management to increase climate resilience, productivity, and profitability for farmers while reducing landslide and flooding risks and contributing to sustainable water access for communities downstream.

Africa Sand Dam Foundation (ASDF)

— $50,000.00 — grants — agriculture, water

The Africa Sand Dam Foundation (ASDF) constructs sand dams, rock catchments, school water tanks, and solar powered pipeline systems. They also train communities on better cultivation and land reclamation practices such as reforestation and afforestation, laying of terraces on their farms and pasture establishments.


— $450,000.00 — grants — water, healthcare, HIV/AIDS

Blood:Water partners with African grassroots organizations to address the HIV/AIDS and water crises. They provide technical, financial, and organizational support so that African civil society organizations have expanded reach and effectiveness in the communities they serve. They invest in scalable, African-led organizations and support their capacity building so that the investment will be leveraged for years to come.

Water Initiative for Net Zero (WINZ)

— $75,000.00 — grants — climate change, environment, water
Water Initiative for Net Zero (WINZ) is an advocacy initiative that aims to mobilize investment to reduce and capture carbon emissions through improved water utilization, reduce water risks and promote win-win opportunities in carbon management, and advocate for climate action that enhances water resilience. Why We Partner Nearly all climate mitigation measures either depend upon or will impact freshwater systems. In addition, there are untapped opportunities to reduce and capture emissions through improved water and sanitation management and the protection of freshwater ecosystems.

Saha Global

— $175,000.00 — grants — water, economic development, women

Saha Global brings the cleanest water to the hardest-to-reach people who need it most. They develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem that provides treated clean water for people whose best alternative is gathering surface water from contaminated sources.

RRG Sustainable Water Impact Access Fund

— $1,000,000.00 — investments — water, agriculture, land stewardship

Renewable Resources Group (RRG) is an asset management firm specializing in rural land, agriculture, water, conservation, and renewable energy. Since its founding in 2003, the Los Angeles-based firm has developed over 2 million acre-feet of water projects, 1.5 gigawatts of solar energy, and 840 megawatts of wind energy. It has also owned and managed over 100,000 acres of agricultural land.

Burnt Island Ventures

— $250,000.00 — investments — sustainable development goals, water
We are at a turning point. From the wildfires of the Western US to flooding in Niger, climate change is here. Water resources across the world will be under increasing stress as the world warms. Products and services that allow individuals, governments and companies to navigate this change will see more and more demand. Entrepreneurs are emerging with the skill and insight to meet that demand, developing solutions to water problems at scale.


— $125,000.00 — grants — water, agriculture, climate change
For 75 years, CARE has led the way to a better life for millions of vulnerable people around the world. CARE tackles poverty from multiple angles. Their Water+ programs are about more than just hand washing and clean drinking water. Their work links water to other activities so that they can make the biggest impact possible. Their programs include water for agriculture, livelihoods, nutrition, keeping girls in schools, helping women to be leaders, preventing disease outbreaks, and more.

Buoyant Ventures

— $250,000.00 — investments — agriculture, climate change, energy, systems change, water, women

Buoyant Ventures is a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage companies that can generate an outsized positive impact on the climate while quickly and efficiently scaling. Buoyant focuses both on climate mitigation – reducing greenhouse gas emissions – and adaptation – minimizing risks presented by and helping people to cope with weather patterns exacerbated by climate change.

+1:WASH fund

— $350,000.00 — grants — plus-one, water, sanitation, equity, systems change

The pandemic has shed light on the fragility and inequality of our most foundational systems, while highlighting the innovation and resilience of locally-led, community-based organizations. To improve upon and ultimately change our failing systems for the better we must leverage this moment to support them in profoundly different ways. The +1:WASH initiative is an ambitious, collective effort to catalyze this change.

Scott River Watershed Council

— $500.00 — grants — water, biodiversity, land stewardship

Scott River Watershed Council’s mission is to facilitate communication and science-based collaborative solutions for natural resource concerns in Scott Valley.

Sabore's Well

— $500.00 — grants — water, economic development

Sabore’s Well was founded in January 2009. The organization has drilled boreholes that have helped the Maasai community by bringing water collection points closer to the villages. It has installed large water storage tanks to allow for constant and immediate access to safe clean drinking water.