21st Century Fund
  • The 21st Century Fund provides a flexible means for NGWREF to fulfill its mission to: “Conduct educational, research, and other charitable activities to enhance the future effectiveness of groundwater professions and to maximize the impact of groundwater for society.”
Darcy Fund
  • To foster interest and excellence in groundwater science and technology, the Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science was established in 1986. The series — which has reached more than 85,000 groundwater students, faculty members, and professionals — honors Henry Darcy of France for his 1856 investigations that established the physical basis upon which groundwater hydrogeology has been studied ever since.
Developing Nations Fund
  • The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) funds matching grants to benefit the quality of life for people in developing nations around the world without access to plentiful supplies of potable groundwater.
Farvolden Awards
  • Farvolden Awards are given to the best student presentations at the Groundwater Summit. Any student presentation or poster accepted for the Summit is eligible for the award. The four Farvolden Award winners are each given a $1,000 prize, made possible by a grant from S.S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc.
Len Assante Fund
  • Len Assante Scholarships are awarded annually to assist those studying in groundwater-related fields. An independent panel decides how to distribute the funds and the number of scholarships to be awarded from the pool of scholarship applicants. Scholarship recipients can receive up to $5000 to defray the costs of their education
USA Groundwater Fund
  • The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) funds leading-edge programming that stimulates new knowledge, information, programs, and products to advance groundwater science and technology. In turn, this will enhance the future effectiveness of the groundwater professions and will maximize groundwater's benefit to society. In 2016, the NGWREF is seeking research applications that support groundwater sustainability. Topics can cover scientific, engineering, environmental, socioeconomic, legal, political, and any related aspects of groundwater sustainability.
Richard Haderer Scholarship
  • Richard Haderer Scholarship