Website Helps Donors Direct Funds Where Most Needed

June 24, 2012

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Photo courtesy of the Foundation Center (New York). Click to see www.washfunders.org.

Many organizations contribute funds to improve water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). To optimize the donation process, the Foundation Center (New York) launched a custom Web portal to provide information and resources on who is funding what project and where, according to a Foundation Center news release.

The website, www.washfunders.org, was created so the “community of funders can more effectively and collectively meet global challenges,” the release says. It features a mapping tool that provides interactive data on international aid flows, foundation funding, and key development indicators. The website also features profiles documenting WASH strategies, case studies detailing successes and challenges of WASH projects around the world, tools and resources for assessing project outcomes, a blog, and a searchable archive of research reports, the news release says.

The tools on the website provide a range of resources for funders, practitioners, and policy-makers to improve strategic planning using data and insight from other funders, the news release says.

“We hope that this user-friendly tool will help bring more visibility to the global water crisis, attract new partners and funders, and fill a key gap in the effort to meet the global WASH challenges,” said Steven M. Hilton, president and chief executive officer of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (Los Angeles).

The website was produced with support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Jennifer Fulcher, WEF Highlights

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