CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bank of America announced a $1 million grant to Water.org, according to a press release.

This grant will “empower 100,000 people in Southern India to obtain safe water and sanitation solutions,” stated the release.

Supplying Southern India with access to safe water and sanitation will be achieved through WaterCredit, a Water.org program assisting people in need to access small loans for water connections and toilets, continued the release.

The release reported that Water.org informed that the Bank of America Charitable Foundation grant will benefit three of its local WaterCredit partners.

“With the ongoing support of partners like Bank of America, we can make great progress in providing access to clean, safe water where it’s most needed — and to help hundreds of thousands of people break the cycle of disease and poverty,” said Gary White, CEO and co-founder of Water.org.

Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org is a global organization providing innovative, market-based and community-led initiatives to ensure everyone has access to safe water and sanitation, noted the release.

“We are pleased to partner with Water.org to help provide clean and safe water to people who desperately need it,” said Alex Liftman, Global Environmental Group executive. “Water access is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Through our connection with Water.org, we are improving environmental and global health and creating educational and economic opportunities for women and girls.”

Read the entire release here.