GloFish has been a proud supporter of global access to clean water since inception. We recognize that it is only with an abundance of clean water that we are able to Experience the Glo!® of GloFish® fluorescent fish.
Sadly, there are still nearly 800 million people worldwide who do not have access to clean water. Even more tragic is the fact that over 3.4 million people die each year from the lack of clean water and associated causes. We remain hopeful that meaningful, positive change for the enormous number of people in need of clean water will be achieved through the ongoing commitment of nonprofit organizations, corporate citizens, scientists, and engaged individuals.
GloFish is excited to contribute to this effort and has offered $50,000 in grant money to support organizations engaged in furthering the cause of clean water. This grant money will be awarded to a single organization or divided among multiple organizations.
As many people know, our passion for clean water is at the core of who we are. GloFish® fluorescent fish were originally created by scientists at the National University of Singapore to help identify toxins in water. By adding a naturally-derived fluorescence gene to the fish, scientists hoped to quickly and easily determine when a waterway is contaminated. Scientists soon realized the public interest in sharing the benefits of this research, which led to GloFish fluorescent fish. To help further their beneficial research, a portion of the proceeds from all GloFish sales goes directly to the lab where these fish were originally created.
Please note that our grant application period has ended. We appreciate all of the wonderful submissions! A GloFish representative will contact all applicants by January 31st, 2014 to provide feedback on their submission. We will announce the final grant recipient(s) no later than March, 2014, in celebration of World Water Day.
 Please see http://water.org/water-crisis/water-facts/water for more information about the global water crisis.