Mar 12, 2021

Water Well Trust Receives Grant from The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

The Water Well Trust received a $250,000 grant from The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida through the Delores Barr Weaver Family Endowment Fund 1.

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The Water Well Trust (WWT), a national nonprofit helping low-income Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, received a $250,000 grant from The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida through the Delores Barr Weaver Family Endowment Fund 1.

This is the second grant the WWT has received from the Delores Barr Weaver Family Endowment Fund 1, according to the press release. The WWT was initially approached by the Foundation because the Delores Barr Weaver Family Endowment Fund 1 wished to pursue safe drinking water projects in the U.S. 

The Weaver family believes everyone should have safe drinking water, and supports international water projects as well, according to the press release.

In 2020, the Fund provided a $50,000 grant to the Trust that was used to provide six families with water wells in five states. Under the latest grant, the Trust will be able to drill 21 wells in 2021, with grant money going toward needy families on the WWT wait list, reported the press release. 

The Fund stipulated that the funds be used as grant money as opposed to loans.

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida is a tax-exempt public charity. Created in 1964, the Foundation has assets of $483 million and has made approximately $550 million in grants since inception, reported the press release.

The Water Well Trust maintains a wait list of American households requesting funding for the drilling of new wells or rehabilitation of non-functioning wells in high-need, low-resource rural areas. Prospective applicants can download the application form and instruction letter from the Water Well Trust website. 

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