The UK Department for International Development (DFID) was influential in the establishment of WSUP, convening early meetings between the various stakeholders and providing seed funding to establish WSUP and its Secretariat based in London. DFID has committed to continue its support to WSUP for the next three years.
Supported by Australian Aid.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent U.S. government agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of United States foreign policy goals.
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health with vaccines and other life-saving tools and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to significantly improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
The Waterloo Foundation is an independent grant-making Foundation. We support programmes in international development and the environment, with particular focus on the disparity of opportunities, wealth and the unsustainable use of the world’s natural resources. We are especially keen to increase access to water, sanitation and hygiene education, as well as improving the opportunities young people (especially girls) have to get a quality education.
The Stone Family Foundation supports innovative, sustainable and entrepreneurial approaches to tackling major social problems across the UK and around the world. Since September 2010, the Foundation’s main focus has been on water, sanitation and hygiene: our goal is to find and support lasting and effective ways to promote good sanitation, safe water and good hygiene across the world.