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DONATE 
Help us reach more people with clean water and toilets in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Honduras, and Mozambique.

DONATE ONLINE

HONOR GIVING
In lieu of gifts, make a donation in honor of a loved one and ask them to do the same for you. We’ll send a personalized card or email informing them of your generosity.

MAKE AN HONOR GIFT

SPONSOR A WATER PROJECT
Donate or raise $5,000 or more as an individual or as a group and receive a personalized plaque at a community water project.

SPONSOR A WATER POINT

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

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PayPal

The link below will take you to our secure PayPal payments page.

Mail a Check

Please make checks payable to Water 1st. If you’re donating in honor of someone or sponsoring a water project, please indicate that on the check or with an enclosed note. We’d also love to have your email address to keep you up to date on our international projects and events near you.

Water1st International
1904 3rd Ave.
Suite 1012
Seattle, WA 98101

Donate Stock

If you are interested in making a gift of stock to Water 1st, please notify Water 1st when you expect the gift to be made by contacting us at 206-297-3024 or info@water1st.org as well as the name and quantity of stocks to be donated.

This helps us ensure that your gift is received and processed according to your wishes. Your broker can transfer securities electronically into the Water 1st account at Charles Schwab. Ask your broker to include your name in the transaction description.

Charles Schwab phone #: 1-866-855-9102
Depository Trust Company (DTC) # 0164
Account # 90992466
Beneficiary/Employer Identification Number: 20-2601035

Give Monthly

Spread your giving out over the year by setting up a recurring monthly donation using your credit card.
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Call Us

Want to talk to a human being? We’ll be happy to take your credit card donation by phone at (206) 297-3024.

Planned Giving: Bequests/Annuity/Retirement

Consider naming Water1st as a beneficiary of a will, trust, insurance policy, qualifying annuity, or retirement plan. Call us at (206) 297-3024 or email us.

Water1st Tax ID#: 20-2601035
Our tax-exempt status can be verified on the IRS website and Guidestar.

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WE LEVERAGE YOUR INVESTMENT:
For every $1 invested, local government and communities contribute an additional 74 cents.

Water1st International is a 501(c)(3) and our tax ID is 20-2601035. We’ll send you a tax receipt within a week of receiving your donation.

SMART, COMPREHENSIVE PROJECTS THAT LAST

Every Water1st project includes piped water, toilets, hygiene education, community organizing, and management training.

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CLEAN WATER ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH.
Water1st projects integrate piped water, toilets, and hygiene education. This comprehensive approach stops the spread of disease and saves lives.

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COMMUNITIES DRIVE EVERY ASPECT OF EVERY PROJECT.
Our projects serve the whole community: homes, schools, health clinics, and community centers. Community members receive extensive training to skillfully build, operate, and maintain their projects in perpetuity. Women play a critical role in the governance and maintenance of their water and sanitation systems. The end result is a community-owned project that lasts.

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CONSISTENT SUPPORT IS KEY.
We provide stable funding to our country partners. This enables them to retain qualified and experienced staff so they can develop strong relationships with local communities and engage in long-term strategic planning.

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WE FOLLOW UP.
We routinely visit our projects to evaluate our work, to hold our partners accountable, and to share and exchange knowledge.

Worldwide, 35-50% of water projects fail within the first 5 years. Our projects are different. They are carefully monitored and built to last. You can be confident that your investment is wisely spent.

Privacy Policy: Water1st is committed to keeping your personal information private and secure. When you make a payment through our site, you provide your name, contact information, payment information, and additional information related to your transaction. We use this information to process your payment and to ensure your payment is correctly credited to your account. Water1st will not share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send mailings on behalf of other organizations.