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Fountains of Hope International Inc

Transforming Lives Through Safe Water

aka Fountains of Hope International

Carmel, IN


Fountains of Hope is a faith-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

WHAT WE DO: FoH is committed to the installation, integration and teaching of safe water solutions and health and hygiene for the poor and most marginalized, especially during times of disaster or emergency.
OUR TAGLINE: Transforming lives through water purification
OUR VISION: We believe safe, life-sustaining water should be accessible to all of God's children.
OUR MISSION: Serving God by providing live-giving, safe water solutions.

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Founder & Executive Director

Mr. William (Bill) D. Farrar

Main Address

10409 Holaday Drive

Carmel, IN 46032 USA


water, safe water, water purification, well drilling, health & hygiene, Fountains of Hope, disaster relief





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

A child dies every 21 seconds due to contaminated water. Fountains of Hope purifies water using salt, water and a 12 volt battery. Through electrolysis, the purifier system produces chlorine gas which is injected into a water tank to disinfect the water. The FoH system can purify 3,600 gallons of water per hour.

Our programs

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

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Water Purification Program

Health and Hygiene Training

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

Population(s) served


Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Water Purification Program

Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Fountains of Hope serves God's people by providing safe, life-giving water. This will be accomplished through the installation of water purifier systems, well drilling and health and hygiene education.

Fountains of Hope partners with indigenous persons and organizations in countries that have safe water issues. Through donations, FoH installs water purification systems, drills water wells and conducts health and hygiene training and education.

Fountains of Hope delivers reliable and sustainable water purification systems helping people in need/disaster situations. Our focus is on building long term relationships in country. This allows us the flexibility to also be quick responders.

* Verified sustainability of installed water purifier systems or wells
* Medical - Reduce water borne disease rates within communities
* Increased number of installed systems
* Expansion of partner organizations

What have we accomplished to date? Fountains of Hope has established strong relationships and networks and installed over 205 water purifier systems worldwide in 15 countries (Haiti - 85+, Africa - 37, Mexico - 10, India - 5, Nepal - 5, Puerto Rico - 1). We have drilled more than 8 water wells worldwide (Haiti - 2, Zimbabwe - 3, Pakistan - 3) * Saved multiple local communities from water borne disease - cholera, typhoid, e-coli, etc. * Targeted true places of need - Orphanages, Schools, Medical Facilities, Churches What haven't we accomplished so far? * FoH is working to broaden our volunteer base. * Create a sustainable endowment.

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Fountains of Hope International Inc

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Board Leadership Practices

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