Smart money demands smarter choices. So we built the next iteration in crypto philanthropy to allow donor intent to help guide wise investment.
Solving the water crisis takes innovation. So too how it's financed. Introducing tax-advantaged giving with maximum mission impact.
Crypto moves fast. Smart mission-focused scaling happens through steady investment. Our platform leverages both truths.
We began accepting crypto in 2014.
Recognizing early philanthropic interest from both crypto investors and builders, The Water Project Founder, Peter Chasse, reached out to the emerging crypto community with a brief note that became the genesis of a number of important conversations."Welcome Cryptos" was an early invitation and stake in the ground regarding the potential for a new kind of generosity.
In 2017, The Water Project was the lead recipient of The Pineapple Fund, working with them directly to help validate their efforts to donate over $54M to various non-profits. The Water Project helped numerous other charities evaluate the risk and reward of accepting crypto and pushed sometimes reluctant CEOs to recognize the opportunity this was fast becoming.
Peter also recognized the utility of cryptocurrencies for The Water Project and is still leading in this area, working actively to fully integrate crypto into our infrastructure.
A large crypto gift will unlock our ability to move much more quickly into communities and schools we have already identified and prioritized for clean water projects.
Early investment by the crypto community allowed The Water Project to invest in the teams and research needed to build out a bold plan to saturate entire regions in the countries we work. The only piece left is adequate continued investment toward ending the water crisis for families in these regions.
Large gifts can also be invested in our Water Promise Endowment that enables us to fund maintenance and monitoring - both the people and the infrastructure - so that all the communities we serve have clean, safe water flowing every day.
Gifts of $1M+ USD equivalent will help quickly scale the impact and reach of The Water Project in critically needed areas.
There is no better gift than a flexible gift. Choosing "Do What's Best" is a way to indicate that you intend for your gift to be put to the best possible use, even over time.
This allows The Water Project to hold your gift in the cryptocurrency you donated, as a stablecoin, or in some cases fiat. And that you understand we may both invest and/or deploy your gifts at the right time for the best market return and for those in need.
We work with a team of advisors whose role it is to ensure the right balance between investment returns, long-term, and near-term water program needs. Sometimes, there is an immediate pressing need for funds (e.g. an opportunity to secure materials in bulk at some discount). Other times, a need may be further on the horizon (replacement of a drill rig, etc). The ability to hold and plan for events like this is enormously helpful in reducing risk while enabling us to quickly scale impact. All the while, investment returns fund water point sustainability.
Because large and often anonymous cryptocurrency donations are hard to anticipate, the more flexibility you allow, the better we can manage your investment with us. We're always seeking the greatest possible return for the people we serve - those in need of clean, safe and most importantly reliable access to water.
Simply provide us a name and email address and we will send a tax-receipt as soon as the donation is confirmed on the blockchain. For tax purposes you may choose to submit additional contact info as may be required by your tax authority.
Yes, as allowed by your local law.
The Water Project will provide you a tax-receipt with a name and email you provide. It's important to check with your tax advisor about the process. Our staff is available to help answer any questions they might have, though of course we can't offer tax or legal advice.
The Water Project is a US-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our Tax ID is 26-1455510.
Questions can be sent to [email protected] and we'll direct them to the right place.
Nothing in this communication is intended to constitute legal or tax advice.
Of course! You may choose to remain anonymous and simply rely on the blockchain as proof of your gift.
Later in 2023, The Water Project will release a publicly searchable crypto-donation database so that in addition to a real-time notification of your gift, you can later validate a gift based solely on the blockchain transaction hash.
Yes! The Water Project has established a crypto-endowment for long-term hodling of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and USDC.
This first of its kind endowment exists to support The Water Promise - our comprehensive water point sustainability program - through capital appreciation and investment return.
Please contact us for details at [email protected].
Yes! With even more visibility for anonymous donors coming soon.
Today, the entire scope of our work is shared in real-time, and with up-to-the-day monitoring of functionality for all to see.
When you share contact info with your gift, we'll update you personally as your investment is put to use, with specific and detailed reporting about your impact.
In 2023, we will be releasing tools that allow even anonymous crypto donors to track more specific impact of their giving through their transaction hash. And, we will continue to innovate as we have for over 15 years, delivering unmatched transparency and accountability.
Hundreds of communities, and thousands of families are on the cusp of access to clean, safe and reliable water. The end of their water crisis is at hand. You hold the keys, quite literally, to their future!
With your gifts, our teams stand ready and able to saturate entire regions of these countries, ensuring lasting access to water in communities and schools.
Your giving can be as transformative as the crypto you're hodling. You can unlock the next generation of innovation with the gift of clean, safe water.
The Water Project is proud to be among the very first charities to accept cryptocurrency. For over eight years, we've helped folks like you exchange your cryptocurrency for clean water!
Over 350 water projects have been funded with these donations, allowing us to continue our bold initiative of providing clean, safe and reliable water to those who need it most.
"The Water Promise" initiative combines high tech monitoring and local repair teams to help ensure that safe water isn't just provided... but that it's also reliable over time. Smart-phone collected data from our water points in Africa are posted online and in real-time for all to see - when things break and every day that water flows!
Cryptocurrency donations are being used to fund a fully monitored water project or help maintain one. We'll provide you with unmatched transparency and accountability of our work. Please join us! Learn More »
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