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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services

Mission: The African Well Fund, founded in 2002, grew out of the need for clean drinking water in villages in Sub-Saharan Africa. The AWF is comprised entirely of volunteers that assist in fundraising for the purpose and educating the communities in which they live on the impact of water shortages on the health, welfare and economies of villages in Africa.

Programs: The African Well Fund has funded a designated program with Africare to build wells in Africa.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

African Well Fund is the perfect example of how little it can take to make a meaningful, tangible impact on so many lives. With limited resourses at its disposal, what AWF has been able to accomplish in 10 years is inspiring and nothing short of remarkable.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of the African Well Fund from its beginnings and have been proud to serve as a board member for the past six years. The greatest thing about the African Well Fund is it enables supporters to have a direct, positive impact on the world through funding the construction of much-needed clean water and sanitaiton projects.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The African Well Fund has a true servants heart working to bring clean water to those in Africa that otherwise would not have access to it. Passionate about what they do and inspire others to help. I have volunteered for the last few years donating autographs and raising funds for them from my birthday wish. I could not be more honored to be involved with such a great organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A relatively tiny non-profit which has gone on to do amazing things. The amount this all-volunteer organization has managed to accomplish is truly incredible. The mission is kept simple - to provide funding and support for clean water and sanitation projects through partner Africare. The minimal overhead and proven accountability ensure that donations are well-used where they're most needed.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The amount of people in Africa who don't have access to clean water and are suffering from illnesses caused by water-related diseases is staggering. African Well Fund is working hard to make a big difference and meet a huge, life-sustaining need. It's one thing to hand out food, water and clothing in a poor nation, but that tends to meet an immediate need and isn't helpful in the long term. To dig a well for an entire community makes an impact that effects generations to come.

jcook

Board Member

Rating: 5

My experience serving on this board has been a great one. Few non profits have accomplished so much with so little from their origin. I believe AWF is truly a unique idea from inception and continues to push the envelope in the fundraising arena. It's why i am still volunteering for them today.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with African Well Fund for several years now and I am still struck by the simplicity of it's ideals as I was back in 2003. It's amazing to me that all of these people give of not only their resources but also their time. The fact that there is no paid staff really a testament to how much thay have been able to accomplish over the years.

Donor

Rating: 5

Truly one of my favorite organizations!!! Its mission is simple but its goal is life sustaining - everyone deserves clean water. These volunteers are amazing and generous people with their time and skills. They started with the goal of building one well, but they have built many wells over a ten-year period. Many of us learned about the African Well Fund becasue we are U2 fans, and the first well was built as a gift for Bono's birthday. This is part of what makes it so special for me - every well is a tribute to the man who gave us so much and taught us so much about poverty and about how "we get to carry each other." And now we get to do it.......

Donor

Rating: 5

The Crossley's have always been a huge supporter of the African Well Fund. What started out as a group of U2 fans helping the those in need has branched into an amazing organization that continues to grow and evolve. They continue to inspire people of all ages to help one eachother and as the infamous lyric goes "Carry eachother". Case in point is that one year ago, my oldest Nathaniel Crossley decided to help the African Well Fund's WASH Project in Tanzania and Malawi and managed to fundraise over 9000 dollars which contributed to the building of 4 Water Wells. So when you speak of "The African Well Fund" you aren't just talking about a U.S organization, you are talking about a global group that is making a difference. Dream out loud!

Diane Y.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served on African Well Fund's board for the last ten years and I am amazed by what we have been able to accomplish. Through grassroots fundraising efforts, staffed totally by volunteers we have raised over one million dollars to fund hundreds of clean water and sanitation projects in Africa. Most donations we receive are less than $100. Our donors know that every donation, no matter how small, is put to work directly in Africa and has a very real impact the lives of the people we serve.