Awards & recognition

  • International Peace Award from Community of Christ – 2019
  • Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship – 2017
  • World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water – 2014
  • Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur – 2012
  • TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people – 2011
  • Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneur – 2009
  • Philanthropy World Hall of Fame – 2008

News, press & perspectives

For more of the latest news and press releases about our work in the water and sanitation sector, visit our New, Press & Perspectives page.

An idea that is changing charity

Our smart solution has proven that if you invest in women, they’ll change their world. Hear more from Gary White about why we created WaterCredit.

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How to spend a billion bucks? The global water crisis

In 2018 we celebrated an exciting milestone — we've helped mobilize $1 billion in capital to support small loans that bring access to safe water and sanitation to millions of people in need.

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Make every day, water day

In honor of World Water Day on March 22nd, Gary shares how investment on every possible level is what will end the water crisis and bring safe water and sanitation access to all.

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