What is a Water Angel?
Water Angels are a special group of supporters committed to giving $1,000 or more each year,
with those gifts forming a solid base for our Drop by Drop Fund.
Our Water Angels play a critical role in helping us fulfill our mission
by funding W2T operations, partnerships, fundraising, and travel in the field.
What is a Water Angel?
What is The Drop by Drop Fund?
The Drop by Drop Fund is where unrestricted donations go,
those that are not earmarked for water or a specific well campaign.
Because Water Angels’ gifts are specifically meant to help defray our staff and infrastructure costs,
they form the foundation of this fund. Every dollar given to operational support through The Drop by Drop Fund
has as much as a $6 impact on water project work.
Why is operational support so important?
One of our core values at Water to Thrive is transparency.
Ever since our founding in 2008, we have made our 100 Percent Promise,
guaranteeing that every dollar donated for water projects will go to water projects
and not for overhead or operations.
This leaves us looking for other ways to raise money for the important functions of operations.
As we have been blessed with those water project donations,
we have found a need to ask more clearly for additional help.
We are proud of our 100 Percent Promise and of keeping our operations costs down.
But we must be able to fund those costs to be able to continue to put new water projects in place
and to help our beneficiaries support the ones that have already been built.
How does my Water Angel contribution make a difference?
It creates opportunity.
The sustained support that Water Angels create for our Drop by Drop Fund with their pledged contributions
gives us the ability to serve our mission better, to work harder to raise the funds that go to water projects,
to raise awareness of the water crisis and our part in working to resolve it well by well.
It creates continuity.
With a strong and secure base of operational funding, we can plan for the future
with both inspiration and efficiency, looking ahead to projects and partnerships
for not just the next few months but the next few years and beyond.
It creates a future.
As we ensure sustainability and expand our reach, more wells are built,
more clean water flows, more women are relieved of their long legacy of burden,
and more children receive a chance for an education and a new life.
What are the benefits of becoming a Water Angel?
The benefits are intangible, but real.
Our Water Angels are our most committed and engaged supporters,
understanding as they do the need to provide long-term funding
to keep our mission vibrant, vital, and sustainable.
Water Angel contributions allow the Water to Thrive staff
to reach ever greater audiences, to educate and inform about the water crisis,
to bring new donors to the mission, and to bring the blessing of clean, safe water
to more and more people in need.
Water to Thrive has multiple gift options that make becoming a Water Angel a manageable financial commitment for you.
All it takes is an annual contribution that totals $1,000 or more.
This could be a monthly recurring donation of $83.33, a quarterly gift of $250, or a single annual payment of $1,000.
Pledges at higher levels can be broken down in a similar fashion.
You can also join together with friends to form a Halo Circle, a giving group that pools resources
to provide the sustained Water Angel support that we need.
All Water Angel contributions are considered unrestricted gifts and go into The Drop by Drop Fund to defray operational costs. You can become a Water Angel today on our Donate page, choosing the Water Angel designation
for your gift. You can choose amount and recurrence here as well.
If you have questions or would like to discuss your gift with us,
please contact Water to Thrive Executive Director Susanne Wilson
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.206.4495.