The Stone Family Foundation is a UK charitable trust established in 2005, supporting innovative, sustainable and entrepreneurial approaches to major social problems, in the UK and around the world.
Having initially funded in a wide range of sectors, in 2010 the Foundation decided to commit three-quarters of its funding (around £4m per year) to support market-based solutions in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Since then, the Foundation has made over 20 grants and provided nearly £10m of funding to the sector.
“We see Safe Water Network as a perfect fit with the foundation’s mission to promote entrepreneurial market based approaches in WASH," says John Stone, founder of the Foundation. "Their Safe Water Stations are exceptionally well run and we’re impressed by the commitment to learning and working with local partners to deliver long term solutions. We're delighted to be supporting Safe Water Network to refine its model and replicate this across Ghana.”
The Stone Family Foundation is supporting Safe Water Network’s overall expansion program in Ghana.