The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has supported our work in Ghana since 2011. Their financial support and local market knowledge was instrumental in the completion of Ghana’s first comprehensive assessment of market-based approaches for safe water provision. The Foundation was also a lead sponsor for the past two Ghana Forums, which bring together water leaders from around the country to discuss how best to collaborate, share best practice and pool resources to get safe water access to the millions in Ghana still in need.

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world's disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance abuse, helping children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting transition-age youth in foster care, and extending Conrad Hilton's support for the work of Catholic Sisters. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 billion in grants, distributing $92 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2013. The Foundation's current assets are approximately $2.4 billion. 


“Like my grandfather who was both a keen businessman and humanitarian, I see the same attributes in how Safe Water Network approaches its mission.”
Steven M. Hilton, Chairman, President & CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Ongoing Innovation

Many rural communities have no electricity, but even in places that do, service is inconsistent, making it difficult to offer a reliable source of safe water.


Collaborating to provide safe water access in the Ahafo Region.
Collaborating to provide safe water access in the Ashanti Region.
A peri-urban area facing water challenges due to rapid urban development.