Providing Clean Water

Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives.

We don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.


The Rotary Foundation is changing the world by providing grants for projects and activities around the globe and in your own backyard:

Strengthen the ability of communities to develop, fund, and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems.

Provide equitable community access to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene.

Support programs that enhance communities’ awareness of the benefits of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Support career-minded professionals’ studies related to water and sanitation.

Create tools and resources that facilitate, measure, and enhance high-quality water and sanitation projects worldwide.


is all it takes to provide one person with safe water

23 mil

people now have safe water because of Rotary

21 mil

people now have safe water because of Rotary


is the year Rotary hopes to finish providing everyone with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene

What can you do to make clean water available to everyone?