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Blood:Water Mission

Partners for enduring health and dignity in Africa

Nashville, TN

Mission

Blood:Water is an equipping agency that partners with African grassroots organizations to address the HIV/AIDS and water crises. We do this by identifying Africa's hidden heroes and coming alongside their vision for change. We provide technical, financial and organizational support so that African civil society organizations have expanded reach and effectiveness in the communities they serve.

Ruling Year

2005

Executive Director

Stan Doerr

Main Address

P.O. Box 60381

Nashville, TN 37206 USA

Keywords

AIDS, Water, Africa, community development, HIV

EIN

56-2483082

 Number

3514133156

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Economic Development (Q32)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Q12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

HIV/AIDS is the single most complex health condition to affect communities the world over. In particular, the persistent risk of and vulnerability to HIV/AIDS in underdeveloped communities magnify markers of pre-existing poverty, stigma, lack of social support mechanisms, and gender inequality. Similar trends and patterns apply in the context of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). The global HIV/AIDS burden is highest in sub-Saharan Africa, where WASH services are also limited.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Water Programs

AIDS Programs

Organizational Strengthening

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of members from priority population attending training

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Indigenous people,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Water Programs

Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Indigenous people,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

People with HIV/AIDS

Related program

Water Programs

Number of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) enrolled in minimum package of critical services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Indigenous people,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

People with HIV/AIDS

Related program

AIDS Programs

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

Total number of organizations benefiting from grants awarded

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Goals (Broad):
We want to see the end of the HIV/AIDS and water crises in African in our lifetime. We are committed to using customized approaches in each area and to taking the the necessary, multiple steps to arrive at the best, most sustainable solutions.

Goals (Specific):
- To reach the next 1,000,000 people with clean water, hygiene training, and sanitation
- To gain 100% coverage for access to safe water and sanitation in the locations our partners serve
- To reach zero AIDS-related deaths
- To reach zero new HIV/AIDS infections
- To reach zero discrimination for people living with HIV/AIDS
- Implementation partners with greater organizational, financial, M&E and technical capacity through our grants and organizational strengthening

Blood:Water provides grants to local civil society organizations (CSOs) implementing programs that respond to the HIV/AIDS and water crises in their communities, and investing in relevant and need-based organizational strengthening of our grantees. We believe local organizations are the true drivers of social change. They are the experts laboring to end the impact of the AIDS and water crises in their communities, and we help them achieve programmatic, financial, and operational sustainability.

Our two differentiators are valuable separately, but create synergy when applied together:
1) A dual mission of responding to the HIV/AIDS and water crises, which are linked and exacerbate one another. We concentrate on the most vulnerable people dealing with a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS with limited access to safe water.
2) We equip and enable local leaders and organizations to drive change in the face of the HIV/AIDS and water crises in their own ways, in their own communities. We focus on long-term sustainability with a model that strengthens their organizational health for more effective and sustained operations in the region.

The following elements contribute to Blood:Water's capabilities to address and meet our goals:
+ Staff and external human resources with a blend of technical training and implementation experience
+ Network of partners (civil society organizations) in multiple countries and environments
+ Systems for grants, partnerships, implementation plans that reinforce accountability and best practice as well as nimbleness and constant learning

Recognizing the HIV/AIDS and water sectors were drastically changing over the past 8-10 years, Blood:Water adjusted the systems and structures in 2013 to implement this new strategy of partnerships with grants and organizational strengthening. In 2014-2015, a more robust monitoring and evaluation system was implemented, detailing results and outcomes to more carefully document outputs toward the desired outcomes and impact in the long-term, while also monitoring against global benchmarks. In 2016-2017 Blood:Water rolled out a set of capacity building initiatives across all partners.

Outputs include number of people reached with HIV education, tested for HIV, enrolled into care, and reached with WASH services, and overall shows a shift in the number of people primarily receiving WASH services to those receiving a combination of HIV and WASH services.

Outcomes for this program relate to reduced new infection rate, related deaths, and discrimination related to HIV/AIDS, as well as improved WASH coverage and a reduced rate of fecal-borne illness and child mortality. The expected outcomes will be measurable beginning in 2024 and onward based on the length of our core grant relationship which is a maximum of eight years long.

Achievement highlights of the past 4-5 years:
+ 100% WASH coverage in partner's catchment area in northern Rwanda
+ Pilot launch support of 3 clinics in Kenya and Uganda
+ Partner summits in 2015, 2016, and 2017 gathering representatives from our implementation partners for collaborative training, learning, and networking
+ Rolling out data collection tools and systems with all partners in 2016, with additional support and improvement in 2017

2016 Highlights:
34,404: Number of Individuals reached access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation
10,396 Number of HIV positive individuals enrolled into programs for relevant care, support or treatment services
15,621: Number of Individuals counseled and tested for HIV - through VCT, PMTCT or similar
22,945: Number of individuals reached with HIV Education

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2011

Charity Navigator 2011

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes