Get well soon

Help us build wells to help people get well

Ryan’s Well began with a simple vision from an incredibly young and healthy mind. And the results were amazing. Now you can be part of this program that brings wells and wellness to where they are so desperately needed — giving people and communities in developing countries a chance at a healthier future.

The Global Water Crisis

The need for action is as clear as well water

Nearly 1 Billion

lack access to safe water

Over 2.6 Billion

lack access to adequate sanitation

The work of the foundation

The Ryan’s Well foundation provides access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene education in the poorest regions of the world. We educate, motivate and inspire people to create the change they want to see in the world.

1,166

water projects

1,245

latrines

892,725

people impacted

864,000

people helped

Thousands

of girls empowered

Millions

of people inspired to
make a difference

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Meet Ryan

From boyhood dream to a global vision

In 2001, a 6-year old Canadian boy named Ryan Hreljac realized the impact that clean water can have on the wellness of people. He raised over $2,000 for a well at a primary school in East Africa by doing household chores and rallying his community. This small gesture was the start of a journey that would take him everywhere from Uganda to the Oprah Winfrey Show and speaking engagements around the world, improving the lives of hundreds of thousands in the process.

Today, the Ryan’s Well Foundation and its partners provide access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene education in the poorest regions of developing countries. But our vision of wellness is even bigger than that — every day we work to inspire people to share our passion and achieve real change in the world.

Current Projects

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Many ways to make a difference

Fundraising

Team Building with a Higher Purpose
Ryan’s Well Foundation can help your organization build team unity and commitment through fundraising projects that serve a higher purpose.

Corporate Donations

Building a Better World
Your company’s donation to Ryan’s Well Foundation demonstrates you take seriously your corporate social responsibility to build a healthy global community.

Corporate Sponsorships

Shared Values; Shared Mission
Corporate sponsorship provides an alignment of interests between your company and Ryan’s Well Foundation.

Fundraising

Team Building with a Higher Purpose
Ryan’s Well Foundation can help your organization build team unity and commitment through fundraising projects that serve a higher purpose. Research shows that employees are happier and more dedicated to their jobs when they feel a sense of team spirit and commitment to a larger cause. Leveraging Ryan’s own amazing story and RWF’s exemplary history, your company can build employee engagement through internal fundraising activities in support of life-saving water projects. Ryan’s fundamental message is that each person can provide a piece of the bigger puzzle — an inspiring concept for a collection of people who must work together to deliver corporate results.

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Corporate Donations

Building a Better World
Your company’s donation to Ryan’s Well Foundation demonstrates you take seriously your corporate social responsibility to build a healthy global community. RWF improves lives by delivering water projects to impoverished communities, and inspiring people to make a difference. We focus on maximizing the impact of donors’ dollars through lean administration and working with trusted partners in the field. Our organization motivates people to be part of the solution to the problems that confront themselves and their wider community. Your support communicates to your stakeholders the shared values of partnership and effective action.

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Corporate Sponsorships

Shared Values; Shared Mission
Corporate sponsorship provides an alignment of interests between your company and Ryan’s Well Foundation. RWF embodies values of commitment, partnership and excellence. Our collaboration will demonstrate these core values to your employees, suppliers and customers. RWF’s mission is to efficiently translate financial resources into world-changing action. For us, that means desperately-needed water projects and motivating educational programs. Your ongoing support for that mission underscores your commitment to passionate action in pursuit of excellence and improving lives through improved health and education.

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Testimonials from our generous supporters

Matt Damon, Actor and Founder of H2O Africa

“Ryan's Well Foundation has become a model organization in the campaign for clean water, and in the youth philanthropy movement in general. We're excited about the work and impact of Ryan's Well Foundation, and are pleased to have them as our lead partner in our campaign to engage students like Ryan all around the world.”

Mo Anderson, Chair of the Board, Keller Williams/KW Cares

“I met the Hreljacs when Ryan was six years old. He had just discovered his passion for people, the need for clean water in African nations, and the drive to become an agent of change in our world. I was immediately intrigued by his giving heart, intelligent mind, and spirit of kindness — all so pronounced for such a young man.”

Rosa Morales, Chair of the Board, YZ Development Projects

“It has been a great opportunity to have Ryan near our Mexican communities where children and youngsters find inspiration to be agents of change, to search and follow their own mission in life. Being a leader, focused on a specific goal, Ryan has started a global movement. That's easy for our children to understand and become part of this current.”