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October 19, 2011

Washfunders_iconExciting news from the Foundation Center, which today launched

Designed with philanthropic donors in mind, gives funders -- and others interested in WASH-related issues -- a "one-stop shop" for the data and information they need to improve water access, sanitation, and hygiene around the world.

The site's central feature is an interactive mapping application that shows where foundation grants are going, to which organizations, and for what purpose. is the first and only site with this critical data. What's more, foundation funding flows are shown within the context of international aid funding and key development indicators, providing a robust picture of the WASH landscape in any given country or region. also provides free access to a broad set of knowledge resources, including:

The Inside View section of the site is the place to go for updates on new content and features, and/or to share newsworthy events in the WASH sector. Go to the home page and you can register to get Inside View posts delivered to your e-mailbox.

Take a few minutes to look around the site. Then tell your friends and colleagues.

And let us know what you think of and how we can make it as useful and user-friendly as possible.


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