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This research brief takes a closer look at the role of foundation funding for water, sanitation, and hygiene by subject area and by geographic region. The brief also lists top WASH funders and recipients and highlights initiatives by specific foundations.
Focus Area: WASH (general)
The total number of foundations awarding WASH grants jumped from 24 in 2003 to 78 in 2010. Tweet this »
U.S. foundation funding for WASH comprises less than 2% of U.S. foundation giving for international causes.
From 2009 to 2010, 30% of all grant dollars went to Africa, the largest share of any geographic region, while 18% went to Asia and 9% went to Central/South America.
The largest proportion of foundation grant dollars support water sector policy and administration (20%), followed by basic drinking water supply (17%), WASH research (14%), and basic sanitation (14%).
DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.
FOUNDATION CENTER (2012) Foundation Funding for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. March 2012 Research Brief , Washfunders , http://water.issuelab.org/research/listing/foundation_funding_for_water_sanitation_and_hygiene
Foundation Funding for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
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