Here’s how to help Mississippi residents in water-system crisis

Here’s how to help Mississippi residents in water-system crisis

Following severe storms and flooding in August 2022, more than 150,000 residents of Jackson, Mississippi, have been left without access to clean drinking water or water for other basic functions. This city has had longtime problems with its aging water infrastructure, which suffers from chronic underinvestment. The residents of Jackson – more than 80 percent of whom are Black – are now in crisis because of this systemic lack of investment. Storms and flooding caused by climate change have exacerbated these issues, washing out Jackson’s water treatment plants and contaminating water supplies.  

SVCF donors and community members can help. We have assembled a list of nonprofit organizations that are providing critical aid to residents in Jackson, Mississippi. These local and national agencies are monitoring the immediate needs of local residents affected by the water crisis and working on long-term solutions.

If you are a fundholder at SVCF and wish to give through your advised fund to one of the organizations listed below, you may use our online donor portal to recommend a grant, or you may contact your philanthropy advisor or send an email to philanthropyteam@siliconvalleycf.org. Corporate partners of SVCF may also contact their philanthropy advisors directly.