Submit a Project

Project Criteria

1. Starting point

With its Clean Water Foundation, GF has been involved since 2002 in projects to improve water supply in developing countries and disaster areas. To date, GF has invested more than CHF 10 million in Clean Water projects. Therefore the main purpose of the Foundation is the financial support of projects related to the improvement of access to clean drinkable water for human beings.


2. Main criteria

Be aware that no project can or shall fulfill all goals, therefore take our main criteria as a selection:

2.1. Project executing organization

  • Experience with water projects
  • Image, reputation
  • Cultural understanding
  • Professional development aid project
  • Independent project of a manageable size

2.2. Project goals

  • Ensuring survival
  • Improving health status
  • Stopping migration/emigration
  • Disaster recovery
  • Encouraging training and education
  • Backing civil society
  • Consideration for regional distribution

2.3. Social compatibility / Integration

  • Involvement of population in planning and implementation
  • Local water policies
  • Utilization of local resources (materials, labor, etc.)
  • Inclusion of local conditions
  • Socio-economic background
  • Involvement of political sphere
  • Contribution / acceptance by the government

2.4. Sustainability

  • Simplicity of the solution
  • Low and easy maintenance
  • Helping people help themselves


3. Document

Your written documentation (if possible as digital data, no paper) should include

  • Summary
  • Project related information:
  • Project description
  • Budget
  • Timetable / milestones

Organization related information:

  • Short portrait of the organization and key persons
  • Financial figures (at least of the last two years)
  • Annual report (last year)
  • Pictures of similar projects / region etc. (if available)


4. Further information

On our website we provide short descriptions of different projects we have supported in the last ten years and on YouTube videos by us, as well as our project partners can be found. Make best use of it.


5. Address

Please send your application to:

Georg Fischer Clean Water Foundation

Support Clean Water

Personal donations can be transferred to the following charity account:

Georg Fischer «Clean Water» Foundation
Schaffhauser Kantonalbank
8201 Schaffhausen

IBAN: CH87 0078 2007 1070 0710 1
Account 710.700-7 101
Clearing Number 782
Postal account 82-50-5

Donations made to this account are tax-deductible in Switzerland.


Contact information

Georg Fischer «Clean Water» Foundation
Roland Gröbli, Director
Amsler-Laffon-Strasse 9
8201 Schaffhausen

Phone: +41 (0) 52 631 22 08
Fax: +41 (0) 52 631 28 47

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information.


Roland Gröbli


Georg Fischer Clean Water Foundation

Amsler-Laffon-Strasse 9

8201 Schaffhausen