Water Funder Initiative
Collaborating to advance and scale sustainable water management in the United States
The Water Funder Initiative (WFI) is a collaborative effort to identify and activate promising water solutions through strategic philanthropic investments in the United States—starting in the American West, where reliably clean water is scarce. WFI has developed a blueprint for philanthropy to advance sustainable water management at a scale never before attempted in the field. Its vision is to employ powerful, coordinated philanthropic action to shift the trajectory toward sustainable management in which: clean water supplies are available for people and nature; freshwater ecosystems are recovering; and cities, agriculture, rural communities, and industry continue to thrive by proactively managing the water supply. Windward is providing full project hosting services, including contract management, financial accounting, compliance services, and tax reporting.