The Raincoat Foundation was founded in 2015 by Mikaela and Peter Granström. Clean water is a non-issue to most swedes as it flows on demand from every tap around our cities, villages and homes. To some 650 million people on this earth it just doesn’t happen that way.

We didn´t start Raincoat with a clear idea or game changing innovation but what we can do is to give to those individuals and organisations that have a plan.

Our policy is simple – We support initiative that will create awareness and knowledge where it is low and we support solution-oriented water projects where our actions will make a real difference.

The Raincoat Foundation commits to charity: water project in Ethiopia.

September 6th 2016

We act in favour of projects that have the ability and management to close successfully. We have decided to dedicate funds to charity: water and their initiative to drill for a fresh water well in Ethiopia.
Even though Ethiopia has proven to be a leader in development much of the country still remains extremely impoverished and 42 million people still lack access to safe water.

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Photo: Charity: water.

Charity: water and local partner Relief Society of Tigray (REST) help communities develop locally appropriate solutions to water access, sanitation and hygiene. The community is heavily involved in the construction process which instills a strong sense of ownership over these projects.

Thanks to this initiative The Raincoat Foundation has now found a way to be of help on the spot! Our initial support will serve  a community of 200 people and makes The Raincoat Foundation an official water project sponsor.

The Raincoat Foundation welcomes all finalists in Stockholm Junior Water Prize!

August 9th 2016

We are proud to be hosting the Stockholm Junior Water Price welcome dinner on August 26! The event takes place at the Haymarket Hotel and will mark the start of a fantastic five day experience for all finalists in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize category.

We are also thrilled to have the inspiring Claire Reid as keynote speaker. Claire won the Junior Water Prize in 2003. She will tell her story of how she put her winning project into real practice.

The Raincoat Foundation supports proactive research, innovation and wisdom. The Stockholm Junior Water Prize and World Water Week is the perfect forum for young talent to share and spread great ideas for our future!

Stockholm Junior Water Price is part of World Water Week that is hosted by SIWI (Stockholm International Water Institute). Each year thousands of young participants in over 30 countries all around the globe join national competitions in hopes of earning the chance to represent their nation at the international final held during the World Water Week in Stockholm.