Facing the challenges of sustainably managing and sharing water
— our most precious natural resource — requires collaboration,
education and outreach. The Water Education Foundation, an
impartial nonprofit that was founded in 1977 in the midst of a
deep drought, has put water resource issues in California and the
West in context to inspire a deep understanding of and
appreciation for water.
Taking a steady pulse of the water world, the
Foundation offers educational materials, tours of key
watersheds, water news, water leadership training and conferences
that bring together diverse voices. By providing tools and
platforms for engagement with wide audiences, our team aims to help build sound
and collective solutions to water issues.
The Water Education Foundation garnered Candid, GuideStar’s
Platinum Seal, which is awarded to nonprofits that achieve the
highest level of transparency for donors.
Our Mission & Vision
Mission: To inspire understanding of water
and catalyze critical conversations to build bridges and inform
Vision: A society that has the ability to
resolve its water challenges to benefit all
How We Get It Done
We support and execute a wide variety of programming to build a
better understanding of water resources across the West,