Safe Water Network Makes $20 Million Commitment
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Safe Water Network, the global NGO working to solve the water crisis through decentralized water enterprises, participated in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2022 meeting held in New York, NY on September 19-20, 2022. Kurt Soderlund, CEO of Safe Water Network, shared brief remarks on stage with Dr. Rita Colwell, Vice-Chair of Safe Water Network’s Board and the Director of the National Science Foundation under President Bill Clinton, on the theme, “Philanthropy Meeting the Moment: How We Can Transform Giving and Grantmaking for Equity, Justice, and Impact.”
As Safe Water Network makes a Commitment to Action with CGI this year, it is entering a new phase of growth, leveraging years of operating success to reach millions more in emerging markets. The organization, along with long-time funding partners including The Stone Family Foundation and Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, is committing $20 million toward an expansion of its work in Ghana through developing tools, resources, and partnerships that will support replication of sustainable safe water services. Through collective action, Safe Water Network is professionalizing water services, raising standards on quality, reliability, and sustainability, while ensuring equitable access.