Ryan’s Well Foundation

Our Mission

The Ryan’s Well Foundation, together with local partners, provides access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene education in the poorest regions of developing countries. We educate and motivate people to share our passion and contribute to achieving change in the world.



We realize the need is great everywhere, but we are currently fully committed to projects with our current partners and are not financially able to fund new project work. We wish we could help everyone, but encourage you to check with other organizations active in the area you are inquiring about.

Build: Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene projects

Our BUILD program supports the construction of clean water and sanitation services, as well as facilitates WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) training in partnership with local non-governmental and community-based organizations in developing countries. Our current focus is for the communities of West Africa (Burkina Faso and Ghana), East Africa (Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya), and Central America (Mexico).

Educate: On the importance of access to safe water and sanitation

They say in Africa that: “Water is Life.” This is beyond simply needing clean water for hydration and food preparation and includes the critical need for sanitation services and hygiene education, such as hand washing with soap to decrease the spread of communicable diseases. By educating citizens we look to improve global health and well-being.

Motivate: To get involved and make a difference

Ryan’s story continues to MOTIVATE people of all ages –youth in particular – to take action and effect positive change in the world. Based on the premise that all you need to make a difference is a passion and a commitment to better yourself and your community, Ryan’s Well Foundation uses Ryan’s inspiring story as an example of what one idea can become.

Read Our Story


1,383 Water Projects


1,251 Latrines


991,578 People Now Have Clean Water

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