Water is Life Fund


Relevent Country: United States of America

Applications are now open for the Water is Life Fund, a new grant program from DigDeep designed with the Kohler Company.

The grant program funds creative, high-impact solutions developed by local change makers that provide access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to people in the United States, US territories, and sovereign tribal nations.

Eligible Projects

The Water is Life Fund is meant for things like:

  • paying for the repairs on your pickup truck to keep delivering water to elders in your community
  • testing water quality at a local school to understand how to fix discoloration
  • deploying a solar-powered water filtration system you’ve developed and tested

Eligibility Criteria

  • Water is Life projects help expand WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) services at the community level. They’re interested in projects that are creative, community-led, and long-lasting.
  • To be eligible for Water is Life funds:
  • Your project must be based in the U.S., U.S. territories, or on sovereign tribal nations within U.S. borders. They’re currently prioritizing projects on the Navajo Nation, but they may consider other applicants depending on demand;
  • Your project must measurably improve access to water, sanitation, and/or hygiene for the target recipients;
  • Your project is designed to meet human needs. They do not fund livestock or agricultural water projects;
  • If you’re applying on behalf of an organization, your organization must have an annual operating budget of less than $3 million.


The Water is Life Fund cannot fund things like:

  • paying personal water bills
  • buying a livestock trough for community use
  • developing an irrigation system for crops

Source: https://www.navajowaterproject.org/water-is-life-fund