KOHLER, Wis. – Dec. 2, 2021 – This year’s edition of Design Miami/ explores the theme of Human Kind, spotlighting design-led visions for a more equitable and interconnected future – a relevant topic for the ongoing collaboration between Kohler Co. and DigDeep, a human rights non-profit addressing water and sanitation challenges in the U.S.
Kohler Co., a global leader in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bath products, and DigDeep have teamed up on a multi-year microgrant program entitled “Water is Life Fund” to bring clean water to families on the Navajo Nation.
In celebration of Design Miami/ 2021, Kohler has made an additional contribution to DigDeep to further fund efforts within the Water is Life microgrant program and bring solutions to more people.
Launched earlier this year, the program supports local community members and community groups who present innovative ideas to provide universal access to clean water and sanitation to the Navajo Nation through community-based service models or new technologies. Access to safe water is at the center of Kohler’s work to preserve the planet and support the well-being of individuals and communities around the world. Reliable access to water is not only crucial for life, but for enriched lives and the pursuit of education and art.
The Water is Life microgrant program is part of Kohler’s Safe Water for All initiative, the company’s commitment to addressing pressing challenges around water access, quality and conservation and broaden public awareness around water issues as part of the company’s commitment to Believing in Better. In addition to funding new community-led initiatives, Kohler will provide mentorship opportunities by connecting grantees to Kohler associates who will lend their expertise and work directly with grantees to help develop and build these organizations.
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 38,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines, power systems and clean energy solutions; luxury cabinetry, tile and lighting; and owner/operator of two, five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, Wisconsin, and St. Andrews, Scotland, as well as Lodge Kohler in Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Titletown district. Kohler’s Whistling Straits golf course hosted the 43rd Ryder Cup in 2021. The company also develops solutions to address pressing issues, such as clean water and sanitation, for underserved communities around the world to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations. For more details, please visit kohlercompany.com.
DigDeep is a human rights nonprofit working to ensure that every American has access to clean, running water. DigDeep is the winner of the 2018 US Water Prize for its Navajo Water Project, which has installed water systems inside the homes of hundreds of Indigenous families across New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. In July 2020, DigDeep launched the Appalachia Water Project, which marked the first nationwide expansion of its work to address the water access crisis across southwestern West Virginia and northeastern Kentucky. For more information, please visit digdeep.org, navajowaterproject.org, or appalachiawaterproject.org, and follow on Twitter (@DigDeepH2O), Facebook and Instagram (@DigDeepWater).
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