Founder and CEO of charity: water
Scott Harrison is the Founder and CEO of charity: water, an NPO that works towards providing clean, safe water to people in need. Working in developing nations, charity: water raises money to build wells and sanitation facilities in 26 countries throughout the world.
Prior to launching charity: water, Scott spent 2 years as a photojournalist for Mercy Ships and became aware of critical WASH issues in Liberia. Scott witnessed the devastation of having little to no access to clean water, and decided to dedicate his life and career to solving the global water crisis. This led to the creation of charity: water, where Scott assembled a small team that worked out of a cramped Manhattan apartment.
Today, charity: water is a highly successful NPO, with over 1 million international supporters. They have raised more than $320 million that has funded almost 30 000 water projects throughout the world. In recognition of his work, Scott was named in Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 list, as well as the Forbes Magazine Impact 30 list. He is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Scott is one of our #100WaterHeroes for his work with charity: water, and for his commitment to providing people around the world with safe, clean water.