Water Charity Spotlight: Clean Water Fund

by wfnblog on November 23, 2011


As another expression of our core commitment to Improve Water and the World, WaterFilters.NET is lifting up the work of major water charities. We will be featuring them in our blog and elsewhere. Here is one of ten non-profits to which we recently contributed.

Since 1974, Clean Water Fund has helped people campaign successfully for cleaner and safer water and air, as well as protection from toxins polluting our homes, neighborhoods and workplaces. Coalitions formed and assisted by Clean Water Fund have worked together to improve environmental conditions through pollution prevention and clean-up in hundreds of communities. The Fund has worked cooperatively to strengthen policies locally and nationally. Based in Washington, D.C., Clean Water Fund operates in more than twenty states, through locally staffed environmental and health protection programs directly serving communities.

Clean Water Fund’s mission is to develop strong grassroots environmental leadership and to bring together diverse constituencies to work together for changes that improve their lives, focused on health, consumer, environmental and community problems. Coalitions include citizens, activists and politicians in the fight for clean, safe and healthy water resources and environments. Clean Water Fund’s programs build on and complement those of Clean Water Action, a 1.2 million member national organization which has helped develop, pass, strengthen and defend the nation’s major water and toxins laws such as the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Superfund and others, including their state-level counterparts.

Clean Water Fund consistently receives the highest ratings from the independent Charity Navigator rating service (either 3 or 4 stars).

In the words of the leadership team from the Clean Water Fund: “Clean water should not be a luxury, but it is treated as one. Scientists estimate 7 million Americans are sickened by contaminated water every year, and nearly 40% of our rivers fail to meet current clean water standards. We should not take our water for granted, yet too many of us do. Regional and national water resources may become more seasonal with global climate change, increasing the frequency and severity of droughts and floods. Without clean, reliable water resources, we cannot grow food, produce energy, fuel transportation or manufacture goods. Without water, we cannot survive. We speak for America’s waters, from source to tap.

Check out the charity’s website here.

Learn more about our Water Filters for Charity program here.

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