charity: water is a non-profit organization that provides clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. The organization was founded in 2006 and has helped fund 19,819 projects in 24 countries, benefiting over 6.1 million people. Overall, the organization has raised over US$200 million as of January 11, 2016. Based in New York City, charity: water uses both mainstream and social media platforms to raise awareness, including annual galas and events arranged via Twitter. The initiative has received donations from 300,000 individuals. It provides GPS coordinates and photos of the wells it builds. The organization has 70 full-time staff members, 10 interns and more than 800 volunteers. 100% of its public donations are used to fund clean water projects, as its operating costs are funded by private donors, foundations and sponsors. charity: water has spent more than US$155 million on more than 19,000 water projects in 24 countries, including Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Malawi.