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Solvatten Charitable Foundation USA

Everything starts with clean water

San Jose, CA   |  www.solvatten.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide people living in developing countries with safe and hot water in a portable, environmentally friendly way. Worldwide, 1 in 8 people live without access to safe water at home. Solvatten Charitable Foundation USA is tackling the issue by helping to provide Solvatten Solar Safe Water Systems to the people who need it most. As a result, we've helped lower the risk of waterborne disease and lung-related disease, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation, and helped empower women and children by allowing them more time to go to school and work. Everything starts with clean water!

Ruling year info

2016

Chairperson

Gayathri Raghavendra

Main address

5655 Silver Creek Valley Road, #652

San Jose, CA 95138 USA

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EIN

36-4834461

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Solvatten Safe Water Projects

We provide families living in off-grid communities with safe and hot water by distributing portable Solvatten solar safe water systems. Solvatten also helps educate the families on safe hygiene practices.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Solvatten Charitable Foundation USA

Board of directors
as of 01/30/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gayathri Raghavendra

Vanita Chhabra

Petra Wadström

Mats Wennberg

David Wadström

Gayathri Raghavendra

Matt Garrett

Erica Krishnamurthy

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/30/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/24/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.