Schnitzer_sandhillcranes_web-1The Water Funder Initiative (WFI) facilitates the work of the Water Table, a collaborative of funders dedicated to identifying and activating promising water solutions through strategic philanthropic investments in the United States, starting in the U.S. West, where the scarcity and reliability of clean water are urgent issues.

The work of WFI is supported by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the Gates Family Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Lyda Hill Philanthropies, the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Pisces Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation.

WFI is led by Susan Bell, Principal of Susan Bell & Associates and former Vice President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. A small team with diverse expertise executes the project, working in partnership with Water Table funders, NGO colleagues, and the Water Foundation.