Water for South Sudan has been fortunate to receive gifts and grants from many generous benefactors. This support has enabled us to drill 200 borehole wells (to date) over the past 10 years. We have expanded our operations to drill 40 wells each season (November to May.) This season we have added a hygiene component.
As WFSS expands the volume and scope of its work we need increased funding to support that growth. To that end, we are putting more effort into securing grants. We have hired a part-time grant writer, Cindy DeCarolis, to help us with this endeavor. You may be able to help as well.
Do you sit on a foundation Board, or know people who work at foundations or sit on their boards? Do you, or others you know, have family foundations? Having an inside contact can make a world of difference in securing grants.
WFSS is seeking grants for:
- The cost to build one well in South Sudan ($15,000)
- Operating support
- Capital projects
- Expand sanitation and hygiene program
- Staff development
Some of the foundations where we could use help getting our foot in the door are:
- The Oak Foundation; Geneva, Switzerland
- Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund; New York, New York
- The Coca-Cola Foundation; Atlanta, Georgia
- Abbott Fund; Abbott Park, Illinois
Please e-mail Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. As always, thank you for all that you do for Water for South Sudan. We couldn’t do what we do without you!