Family Humanitarian strives first and foremost to bring clean, safe water to everyone, everywhere.

With clean water in place, we are then able to selectively magnify its effects in villages through educational programs and school construction.

Four Star Charity

Family Humanitarian has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.  This distinction places us in the top 1% of all charities.   We are proud that our commitment to transparency, responsibility, and financial accountability has earned us this designation, but we are even more proud of the support we have from you – people who have donated, held fundraisers, volunteered, participated in expeditions, and joined our family (the Family Humanitarian family) in any way.  We couldn’t do this work without the support of so many who believe in our mission and have joined us on this journey to bring clean water to everyone, everywhere. 

Leading the team

Michaela Shirley

Co-founder, Executive Director

Sheldon Killpack

Board Chairman

Brandon Mattson

Board Vice Chairman

Board of Directors

Jim Charles

Mike Wagstaff

Greg Tanner

Wayne Berger

In-Country Teams



Michael Mbithi

Francis Wailagala

Andrew Ochom


Guillermo Lopez


Titus Mbithi

Kelvine Inganga


Emmanuel Fiagbedzi

Michael Yemoh

100% of donations fund clean water

We believe in a world where everyone has access to clean water.

Family Humanitarian is among the 1% of charities that have received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Platinum Seal from GuideStar, demonstrating our commitment to transparency and financial accountability.

Family Humanitarian is a 501c3 charity. Tax ID #: 45-2725284

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