Water and sanitation infrastructure isn't just part of what we do, it is in our DNA. Born out of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the largest nonprofit, scientific, and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, Water For People was established in 1991.
In the early 1980s, Ken Miller, with CH2M and a former president of AWWA; Wayne Weiss, with Black & Veatch; and John B. Mannion, a former executive director of AWWA, shared the vision of a world where all people have access to safe water and adequate sanitation. The three joined forces to support Water For People’s creation and future as a leader in social responsibility and innovation in the sector.
We continue to have a very strong partnership with AWWA, the Water Environment Federation, the Water Quality Association, the National Association of Water Companies, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies.
Partner Water Associations
Accountability in Word and Deed
Water For People appreciates the loyal support of all our donors, including individuals, businesses, organizations, and governments. A strong and generous donor base helps us further our mission throughout the developing world.
From our guiding principle of keep good company to our efforts to monitor all our work in the field, to our program to internally audit our country programs in addition to external audits, we're serious about accountability.
Water For People welcomes inquiries from prospective donors. For more detailed financial information, please click on the links below to download Water For People's current Audited Financial Statements and Form 990s.2016 Annual Report
Audited Financial Statements
Additional Forms and Behind the Numbers
Water For People is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 84-1166148)