Three Avocados Charitable Giving was founded in 2016 as the charitable arm of the popular Three Avocados coffee organization. Three Avocados Charitable giving is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Our mission is to be a part of the solution to the water crisis. Throughout the world there are nearly 700 million people without access to clean drinking water. We strongly believe that clean drinking water is the first step towards improving education and economies.
In 2010, founder Joe Koenig visited Uganda for the first time. During that trip, he realized that Uganda needed not only charitable help, but needed an economic boost. He left with a great desire to help, but to help in a different way than had been traditionally done. He discovered that coffee was a significant export of Uganda and began thinking of ways to utilize coffee to create an economic and community impact in Uganda.
Out of that trip, Three Avocados coffee was born. Over the next few years, Joe found that numerous individuals wanted to provide donations, in addition to coffee purchases, to help support the clean water initiatives. Out of that desire, Three Avocados Charitable Giving was born, to provide a simple, clean way for individuals and corporations to provide donations that would go 100% to funding clean water initiatives.
To date, these donations, along with coffee sales, have helped to bring clean water to an estimated 70,000 people.
How We Use Funds
100% of public donations are used to provide clean drinking water. Our overhead costs are covered by private donations.
For more on our beginnings, please check out Three Avocados coffee's story.