For the third consecutive year, JMS is a Gold Sponsor for Water Charities Fundraising. See their press release below:

September 5, 2018:

Water Charities Fundraising (WCF) announces the award of $80,704 in grants to 10 Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) charitable organizations working to provide clean and reliable water infrastructure in communities around the world.

WCF produces Jammin’4Water (J4W), a musical fundraising event affiliated with WEFTEC™ – the annual water-quality conference. Created by water professionals who share a love of music, J4W grew from an informal gathering to an annual tradition of conference participants performing live on stage.

“J4W brings water-quality professionals together to share an evening of music and friendship before the conference chaos begins”, said Dave Kinnear, WCF President. “We appreciate the generous support of sponsors, musicians, and the audience who together make J4W possible”, Kinnear continued, “the charities and their beneficiaries thank all of you.”

The 2018 grants included the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Service Project, organized by the Students and Young Professionals Committee, and the following WASH-focused Charities:

OrganizationGrantProject LocationProject Description
(Project 509)
$5,000Gran Rak,
Rainwater Harvesting
Engineers Without Borders – Cincinnati Professional$5,000Greater Buseesa, UgandaWater storage, treatment and distribution
Engineers Without Borders – KC Professional w/ WWR$5,500La Cuchilla,
Dominican Republic
Water development and distribution
Global H2O$10,000Northern UgandaLatrine construction
Haiti Water Partners$10,000Plaine-du-Norde,
New Hope Hospital Wastewater Treatment System
Kids Connection Haiti$10,000Port-au-Prince,
Collegiate water education
Surge for Water$11,000Kaberamaido,
Well rehabilitation and filtration
Latrine construction
WEF Student and Young Professionals$6,000Chicago and New OrleansWEF service project maintenance
Wine To Water$10,000Kalyanpur,
Water storage and distribution system
World Water Relief$8,204Barahona,
Dominican Republic
Medical clinic water filtration system renovation

In the past six years, Water Charities Fundraising provided $300,000 in grants to WASH-focused Charities.