Healthy Communities

Everyone should have safe, clean, and affordable water. At the same time, a changing climate brings new water and health risks. Our Healthy Communities program supports campaigns and projects to secure safe drinking water and build climate resilience.

Areas of Work

Safe Drinking Water

Urban Resilience

Rural Resilience

Safe Drinking Water

Our work and investments focus on long-term operational solutions that treat contaminated water and stop pollution from entering water supplies, aiming to fulfill the human right to water for all residents.

Urban Resilience

Our investments help public agencies and nonprofits maximize financing programs for parks, transportation, and stormwater together, as well as create new green space and build community power in water governance. We have particular focus on the effective and equitable implementation of Los Angeles County’s Safe Clean Water Program.

Rural Resilience

Rural resilience underpins our investments in places like California’s Central Valley. It is also a developing area of dedicated grantmaking. We aim to build out work to help rural communities proactively avoid and respond to water-related shocks in ways in that minimize harm and spur renewal and equity.

Healthy Communities Program Team

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