Water Rangers is a not-for-profit, social enterprise.
We create accessible water-quality monitoring tools and data systems so that communities have a voice in protecting their waterways. We are a small, mighty team doing great work in these key areas: the development of water quality testkits for fresh and marine water, creation and management of water data management tools, and development and delivery of our curated programs, which support community based water monitoring and environmental stewardship.
Every year we raise the bar on the depth and breadth of our impact. Every year we get better. We have to, because every year more people are asking “What can I do to help?” and we’ve undertaken the mission to ensure they have answers.
We rely on grants, sponsorships, and donations, as well as the sale of our testkits to keep us going. Funds go directly to making sure communities, schools, researchers, and governments are equipped with knowledge and tools to make impactful and widespread contributions to big problems.
There are several key ways you can fund Water Rangers, and each dollar goes to ensuring every community has the tools they need to take care of every lake, river, or stream.
These are our top priorities where your funds will have the biggest impact.
1. Donate to support ongoing Water Rangers water testkit development
Our mission is to ensure that every lake, river, stream, and sea has enough data to know whether or not they are healthy. Our testkits and their components are constantly being tested to make them easier to use and so we can see if new parameters match our high standards for accuracy, affordability, and user-friendliness.
These efforts cost at least $20,000 per year in research and development costs. Contact us if you’re interested in sponsoring our research for testkits.
2. Sponsor our Water Rangers field data management tools
Water Rangers not only provides water monitoring testkits that are accessible, affordable, and easy to use. We also have a field app for our volunteers to easily collect their water quality test results, and a data platform for sharing and accessing water quality test results. Our technology tools need ongoing maintenance as well as new features that make them even more helpful for community groups’ data management needs. A lot of that work happens behind the scenes, ensuring we’re following best-practices for data standards, too.
These efforts cost at least $50,000 per year in servers, technical improvements, and maintenance. Contact us if you’re interested in sponsoring our technology.
If you’d like to contribute to our server costs, you can donate here:
3. Sponsor our monitoring program with fresh or marine water testkits
When it comes to the fight for clean water, we are all in this together. One of the most impactful ways you can help is by sponsoring testkits for a monitoring program or community. Here are a few featured programs that are in need of testkits. They are trusted charitable partners with missions we love! Please specify the program you’d like to support in your payment or email us so we can help coordinate.
If you have other ideas on how you can support groups like these, please contact us.
Looking to apply for funding for our testkits?
As a non-profit, we know how daunting fundraising can be for our partners. That’s why we put together this helpful guide for those wanting to use our kits in their programming, but who need to access external funding to do so.View our fundraising toolkit
4. Shop Water Rangers’ store and get sampling
One of the most powerful contributions you can make is to get sampling. Water Rangers empowers people to understand and care for their waterways. We need more data about our lakes, rivers, streams, and oceans. By learning to sample and heading out to the field, you are helping to ensure every lake, river, or stream has enough data to know whether or not they are healthy.
5. Become an Ambassador
If your group already uses Water Rangers equipment and is looking to help promote us in your region, you can also become a Water Rangers Ambassador. As you share with more people, we share proceeds as a way to ‘grow the flow’ of people water testing and to give back to our community.
About our team
A small, brilliant team is behind all of Water Rangers’ water quality testing equipment, data management tools and our curated programs that support building water quality programs.
These incredible people put their brains, creativity, and passing to work every day for clear water. Learn more about Water Rangers