Who We Are
The Chlorine Chemistry Foundation� is an alternative operating
name for the Research Foundation for Health and Environmental Effects
(RFHEE), a not-for-profit charity established by the Chlorine Chemistry
Division of the American Chemistry Council and the American Chemistry
Our Mission: Safe Water Delivered Safely
The Chlorine Chemistry Foundation works through effective partnerships
to increase sustainable access to safe drinking water in underserved
communities and areas ravaged by natural disasters. Our projects
employ chlorine-based materials, such as disinfectants and PVC pipe,
to help prevent diseases, improve quality of life and promote sustainable
development around the globe.
What We Do: Partnerships for Sustainable Solutions
The Chlorine Chemistry Foundation provides grants to governmental
and non-governmental organizations to support sustainable water
initiatives. We select partners and projects, guided by the following
- Implementing organizations have a proven track record of successful
water projects in the impacted region.
- Water supply and quality improvements are preferably integrated
with appropriate sanitation and hygiene initiatives for broader
public health impacts.
- Projects employ cost-effective chlorine-based materials, such
as disinfectants and PVC pipe, for treatment and/or distribution
of safe drinking water.
- On-the-ground technical expertise is available to support the
safe and proper use of chlorine-based materials.
- The local community is actively involved throughout the project,
and contributes labor and/or other resources to implementation.
- Water infrastructure can be sustainably operated and maintained
by local community.
How We Are Funded
The Chlorine Chemistry Foundation mobilizes contributions from
manufacturers and users of chlorine and related products, World
Chlorine Council member associations, and others who share our commitment
to improving access to safe drinking water as an essential step
towards sustainable development. Donations, gifts or bequests made
to the Chlorine Chemistry Foundation are deductible as charitable
Director, Safe Water Programs
Phone: (202) 249-6710
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