Supporting Open Water Foundation

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Investing in Open Water Foundation

By investing and collaborating with the Open Water Foundation (OWF), you understand that water is essential to the  economy, natural environment, and quality of life in the West, and demand is placing an increasing strain on this  limited resource. Your contribution to OWF is an important investment in helping us lead the effort to collaboratively  develop, enhance, and maintain open source water resource tools to solve these and other wicked water problems.  OWF is funded through grants, program support, and through the generosity of donors like you.

Funding provided to OWF is leveraged multiple times. Software tools are used repeatedly so any investment pays back multiple times.  Because water is a shared resource, any improvements in efficiency an multiple use provide benefits in multiple ways.  With open source software, your investment will be pooled with that of other individuals and organizations, to the benefit of all.

There are a number of ways you can support Open Water Foundation.  You can choose to support the organization so we can direct the dollars to the area where most needed or you chose to donate to one of our initiative areas. Click here to learn more about our initiatives.

We appreciate your support of open data, open software, and open decisions with positive social impact.

Learn more about different ways to invest in Open Water Foundation through matching gifts from your company, planned giving options, or initiative sponsorship.

Can you or your company share in-kind goods, services, or share your expertise with OWF? Read More….

To donate through your PayPal account or by credit card, please fill out the following form for your donation receipt and to complete your donation. To contact OWF about a donation call 970-286-7439 or e-mail

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Matching Gifts

Increase the impact of your gift two, three, even four times. Many employers will match charitable contributions of employees, retirees and, sometimes, even spouses. Your gift of any amount helps OWF solve wicked water problems and can be increased with corporate support.

Click here  to find out if your company participates in a matching gift plan.

Planned Gifts

A legacy gift to OWF is an investment in the future of water.   By including OWF in your estate and financial places, your planned gift is an affirmation of your belief in OWF and our future success.   There are a variety of options and strategies that can benefit both you and OWF.  For more information on planned giving options, please contact us at 970-286-7439.

Initiative Sponsorship

Do you want to specifically impact programs that affect agriculture, education, or data transparency?  We can direct your dollars to specifically support any of our initiatives.  Read more about our initiatives

 In-kind Donations

Do you have goods or services that could benefit Open Water Foundation?  Open Water Foundation is interested in goods like computers, office supplies, software; services such as copying, meeting space; expertise such as marketing, website development, legal, or strategic planning.  If you have an idea for a good, service or expertise area that you think may help OWF, please contact us at 970-286-7439.


Open Water Foundation is proud to be a non-profit partner of 1% For The Planet! Member companies of 1% for the Planet pledge to donate 1% of their sales directly to non-profit organizations like Open Water Foundation.

Open Water Foundation participates in the GuideStar Exchange which provides neutral information about OWF’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, and governance.