Global Water Challenge (2006; Arlington; 8 executive staff;

A coalition of leading organizations committed to achieving universal access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) that is sustainable and affordable. They aim to “convene leading companies, civil society partners and governments to collaboratively accelerate the delivery of safe water and sanitation through partnerships that catalyze financial support and scale innovation for sustainable solutions.”

To date, through GWC’s innovative public-private partnerships, over 1 million people have been reached with clean water access.

Programs / Projects:

  • New World Program – Supports “the participation of civil society organizations in implementing innovative, inclusive, and sustainable solutions for driving progress toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), primarily focused on water and sanitation, youth and women’s empowerment, education, and global partnerships for sustainable development.”
  • Water Point Data Exchange – A global platform for water point data, with 400,000+ water point records from  30+ countries.
  • Project Better World delivers social services to the under-served through enhanced mobility and connectivity.


Leadership: Harriet Babbitt (Board Co-Chair)

Budget: ~$2.8 (2017)