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MacKenzie Scott is shaking up philanthropy's traditions. Is that a good thing?

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a series of devastating climate change-fueled events and high food and energy costs, 2022 was a year of significant turmoil. But at least in the philanthropy sector, there may be reason for optimism.

MacKenzie Scott Is Funding to Empower People Globally. Here's What We Know About Her Priorities | Inside Philanthropy

Organizations serving marginalized people around the world have long been dreaming of a quiet knock ofinquiry from MacKenzie Scott's team of advisors. Now, while a certain air of mystery remains around the whos and whys of receiving funding from what is now known as Yield Giving, potential grantees have a lot more to go on.

Access to safe drinking water reduces emigration in Guatemala

Puerto Morelos (Mexico), Nov 30 (EFE).- Access to basic services such as drinking water is important to prevent families in the "dry corridor" of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala from migrating to other countries, said Daniel Oporto, director for Latin America at Water for People.

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Inaugural U.S. WASH Convening to Address Water Access Gap, Bringing Together Over 200 Attendees from 100+ Organizations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The convening will bring together over 300 attendees from more than 100 organizations to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and solutions to closing the water access gap in the United States.
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Water For People Accelerates Access to Improved Sanitation and Hygiene Services Using Market-Based Approaches in Uganda

KAMPALA, UGANDA — Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF), a United Nations-backed initiative, recently awarded Water For People Uganda with a $5 million grant . With this funding, Water For People Uganda, working through government structures and implementing partners, will improve universal access to safe sanitation and hygiene through projects in seven districts throughout Uganda.
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DigDeep and Water For People Launch Vessel™ Collective to Unite Efforts in the US Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Space

October 4, 2023 (Los Angeles, CA) – Today, DigDeep, a human rights nonprofit working to ensure universal access to clean water and proper sanitation in the United States, is pleased…
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