Posted on October 25, 2011
On the Web - WASHfunders.org
To serve as a hub of information and resources for funders around the world working to improve access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.
With support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a leading funder of WASH-related activities, the Foundation Center developed WASHfunders.org to help improve collaboration, facilitate more strategic decision-making, and raise awareness among funders about water and the full WASH continuum. A first-of-its-kind portal, WASHfunders.org is free to the public and, in addition to funders, is sure to be of interest to policy makers, practitioners, journalists, and researchers.
Outstanding Web Features:
WASHfunders.org features an interactive mapping application that shows where foundation grants are going, to which organizations, and for what purpose. Foundation funding is shown within the context of international funding as well as key development indicators, providing a robust picture of the global WASH landscape. The site also provides a broad set of "knowledge resources," including funder profiles that document the WASH strategies of leading foundations, case studies illustrating the successes and challenges of WASH projects around the world, tools and resources for assessing project outcomes, and a searchable archive of research reports recommended by leaders in the sector. For information on new features and upcoming WASH-related events, users can subscribe to the Inside View section of the site.
Communications Project Manager, Foundation Center: Cheryl Loe
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Tel: (888) 356-0354 ext. 701