Happy International Women’s Day

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At Trees, Water & People, we are truly indebted to the local women who make our projects in Central America and Haiti successful. Women in each community our work touches provide our staff and local partners with the guidance necessary for implementing successful, long-term solutions to the problems facing their communities. The feedback we receive informs our clean cookstove designs, mobilizes community members, and inspires change for a better future.

We hope you will take this time to think about how the women in your life are making this world a better place for all – and thank them!


Committed to Transparency


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We strive to be responsible with every gift that we receive and encourage you to check out our profiles on these independent, third-party review sites.

Trees, Water & People (TWP) is proud to have earned the “Best in America” seal from Independent Charities of America and five stars from GreatNonprofits, making us a “2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit.” We are also a “Gold Participant” of GuideStar and an Accredited Charity of BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance.

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Trees, Water & People – Helping people and the planet since 1998.

Our recent two star rating on Charity Navigator is derived from two measures: four stars for Accountability and Transparency, and two stars for Financial. Regarding our Financial score, TWP received a low rating in the following two categories: Primary Revenue Growth and Program Expenses Growth. Essentially, we are being penalized for not growing our annual budget compared to the previous year. This is due to two key factors: 1) the end of a significant multi-year government grant; and 2) the long recovery from the recent economic recession that affected vital funding sources including foundations and individuals. TWP made the necessary reductions to our budget in order to account for both fiscal challenges, while still continuing to provide our beneficial programs to the communities we serve here in the U.S. and in Latin America.

We hope this information provides a better understanding of Trees, Water & People’s charity ratings. Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to contact Heather Herrell, Development Director at heather@treeswaterpeople.org or (970) 484-3678, ext. 15.

Click here to learn more about TWP’s third-party reviews.

Support TWP on Colorado Gives Day!

Colorado Gives Day
On Tuesday, December 10, thousands of people will come together again to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits like Trees, Water & People (TWP)!Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day asks donors to give to their favorite Colorado charity through the website ColoradoGives.org, an online giving resource featuring every nonprofit participating in Colorado Gives Day.

Can you help us reach our goal of $30,000 in 24 hours?!

When you make a donation to TWP on December 10, 2013:

  • 100% of your donation will go to Trees, Water & People (no credit card fees!)
  • The value of your donation will be increased by the FirstBank Incentive Fund
  • TWP will be eligible for $32,000 in prizes for Larimer County nonprofits!

To schedule your donation for December 10, please visit our profile on the Colorado Gives website and click on the “donate now” button. Check the first box to have your donation scheduled for 12/10/2013. It’s that easy!

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