Cuba Clean Drinking Water Project Completed

Our team returned from Cuba where they had a very successful trip servicing water filter systems, testing water and installing one new water filter system in Luyano, the poorest section of Havana.
We are very excited to announce our full incorporation and 501(c)(3) non-profit status effective 11/27/2017. The next few months will see rapid development of our organization, partnership formation, project development and fund raising efforts. Please keep the CLEAN DRINKING WATER TEAM in mind as you consider supporting your favorite charities in 2018.


4/19/2018 - Placed order for (4) water filter systems for Cuba. 3/26/2018 - Booked trip for Cuba
3/26/2018 - Listing on
3/22/2018 - Confirmed reservations for Cuba
3/20/2018 - Booked flights for Nepal
3/15/2018 - Guidestar Bronze level charity
3/12/2018 - Sunbiz incorporation renewal for 2018
3/12/2018 - Filed IRS 990-N postcard, we now show on the IRS non-profit charity finder.
3/2/2018 - Submitted request for Cuba travel visas (13 travelers)
3/1/2018 - CDWT Presentation to Ameriprise investor group
2/26/2018 - Board Meeting 2/20/2018 - Cuba Lunch and Learn presentation at SFWMD
2/16/2018 - Phone call with Aldon-chem discussing design of a custom water test kit.
2/10/2018 - Completed first project, Cuba water filter project.
2/10/2018 - First fund raiser, raised $1,533 at Fat Bastards House Party.
1/30/2018 - Ordered business cards
1/29/2018 - Received first online donation!
1/27/2018 - Made facebook and social-media announcements, party on Feb 10th
1/26/2018 - Registered with PAYPAL for online donations and credit card processing.
1/25/2018 - Opened bank account
1/23/2018 - 501(c)(3) APPROVAL, effective 11/27/2017!
1/20/2018 - Federal government shutdown could delay approval of our IRS 501(c)(3) application.
1/18/2018 - Held board meeting. Bob, Rick and Madhav reviewed the financial report, website, cuba project, partnerships, and plans for nepal travel opportunity.
1/11/2018 - Contacted the IRS to inquire about the status of our 501(c)(3) filing - it is in process. The average turn around is 90-days.
1/8/2018 - Purchased GPS and water test kits for Cuba project.
12/16/2017 - Registered additional domain
12/15/2017 - Created draft business cards
12/8/2017 - Received IRS EIN number 82-3636663 and filed IRS form 2013-EZ, registering as charity non-profit 501(c)(3).
11/27/2017 - Registered facebook group Clean Drinking Water Team, Dropbox, Flickr account, youtube channel.
11/27/2017 - Registered as a FL non-profit corporation. Clean Drinking Water Team, Inc.
11/21/2017 - Selected name and launched website for