Here is the brief:
And some of its key findings:
- The total number of foundations awarding WASH grants jumped from 24 in 2003 to 78 in 2010.
- 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%).