Donor Resources - WaterStep

Questions? See our Donor FAQ.


Two easy ways to give to WaterStep



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Kroger Community Rewards

If you shop at Kroger grocery store, buying groceries can help save lives with safe water. Log in at and search for WaterStep, or use our code 10390. Shop and earn rewards for WaterStep every time you use your Kroger card. Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.

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Donor FAQ

Donor FAQ

Is WaterStep a 501(c)(3)?

Yes, WaterStep is an international water organization, incorporated as a Kentucky nonprofit, qualified under U.S. Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). Donations to WaterStep are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by federal and state law.


How I can donate? 

Secure credit card donations can be made online or over the phone at (502) 568-6342. Donations can also be made by sending a check to:

625 Myrtle Street
Louisville, KY 40208


How else can I give?  

  • Monthly Giving. WaterStep’s simple monthly giving program allows donors to set up an automatic monthly gift via credit card or bank draft. A monthly gift can be set up online or over the phone at (502)568-6342.
  • Shoe Program. Through the Shoe Program, individuals and organizations like schools, churches, and businesses host shoes drives to support WaterStep’s mission to save lives with safe water. Individual shoe donations can also be made at ongoing shoe drops at more than 200 locations around the Louisville area.
  • Building Campaign. WaterStep is currently in the midst of a fundraising campaign for the renovation of the WaterStep building. Gifts given to this campaign will help realize our vision of the making the building a community center where people can learn, work, and advocate for safe water. Gifts designated through December 2015 will be matched, dollar for dollar, by a $500,000 matching grant awarded by the James Graham Brown Foundation for the building renovation.


When do I get my tax receipt?

For every gift, a donor receives a thank-you letter or e-mail stating the gift amount. An annual statement is sent in January, detailing the previous year’s donations.


Where I can find a 990 tax form for WaterStep?

You can find tax information in Financials.