The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California who were concerned about threats to their local break, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 grassroots chapters worldwide.
The Nature Conservancy
The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives. How do we achieve this? Through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and over 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 76 countries and territories: 37 by direct conservation impact and 39 through partners. With the help of many partners, from individuals and governments to nonprofits and corporations, to Indigenous Peoples and local communities around the world, we use a collaborative approach and pursue our ambitious 2030 Goals. That's how TNC has forged new paths for conservation since our founding in 1951.
Waves for Water Inc.
Waves For Water (W4W) is a nonprofit organization established with a primary aspirational goal to provide global access to clean water to those in need. A secondary goal is to redefine how humanitarian aid is implemented. W4W's approach is providing practical solutions through water source creation (well digging, well restoration, and rainwater harvesting) and/or water purification (water filtration systems) based on each community's specific needs.
To date, W4W has conducted 105 custom projects in 27 countries resulting in clean water access to over 8 million people worldwide. More than 150,000 water filtration systems and 100 rain harvesting systems have been implemented, and more than 100 wells have been constructed or restored. Since 2010, W4W responded to every major natural disaster both near and far from the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal, to flooding in Pakistan, to Hurricane Sandy on the east coast of the US. Additionally, it has responded to a range of chronic disasters from the war in Afghanistan to the Ebola crisis in West Africa to refugee aid in Syria.
Key partnerships and ongoing relationships have been forged with major companies in the corporate sector such as Hurley/Nike, BMW, Tumi, and Red Bull; with the US Military; with influential governmental agencies and NGOs such as the United Nations, the Nepalese Ministry of Health, and Gates Foundation/Clinical Research Management; and with the public at large through the W4W "Do It Yourself" platform.
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.We inspire giving and empower others to fundraise for sustainable water solutions. We use local partners on the ground to build and implement the projects. Then, we prove every single project funded, using GPS coordinates, photos and stories from the field.