The Agua Fund is a family foundation based in Washington, DC.
The Fund's mission is to improve the quality of life through support of work to protect the natural environment and to help the poor, disadvantaged, and underserved.
The Fund considers invited proposals only.
Environmental grants focus on protecting the watershed of the Shenandoah River in Virginia, which is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, by addressing issues of land, water, and food. Grants support organizations that advocate for resource protection, sustainable agriculture, and locally-produced food.
Civic engagement grants seek to increase the participation in public life of the underrepresented groups that comprise the "Rising American Electorate".
Most social service grants aim to help the vulnerable elderly in Washington, DC age with dignity and to improve the health of Native Americans.
Board-directed grants support arts and culture, disaster relief, women's rights in the Middle East, mental health care for returning veterans, and solar cooking. Board-directed grants and those to organizations in Florida are made through our donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County.