Aquascape Foundation First Recipient of IPPCA – Grant for Humanity

Published on October 20, 2011

The IPPCA (International Professional Pond Companies Association) is pleased to announce that the Aquascape Foundation is the first annual recipient of its newly established “Grant for Humanity.”

The Aquascape Foundation, of St. Charles, IL is headed by president Carla Wittstock and was chosen for this grant by the IPPCA based upon the foundationís mission to “create Sustainable solutions for the world-wide water crisis.” The Aquacape Foundation has previously constructed rain water harvesting systems in Ghana West Africa, Columbia, and is currently planning a system to supply over 900 school children in Uganda East Africa.

According to a recent UN report, 35% of the world’s population, about 2.4 billion people, do not have safe drinking water. By 2030 that number is expected to rise to nearly 50%.

The Aquascape Foundation utilizes their technology to collect and supply rainwater to those in dire need and their efforts have forever changed the lives of hundreds of people.

John Olson, President of the IPPCA, said “The selection of the Aquascape Foundation for this grant was an easy choice. The work that Carla and her team are doing should serve as a shining example to all of us in the pond and water feature industry of what we can, and should, accomplish together on a global scale.”

The IPPCA “Grant for Humanity” was established in the effort to support those companies who actively represent our industry while performing humanitarian assistance in their communities, in their country, or across the globe. As the vanguard of the pond industry, the IPPCA wishes to profusely thank Carla Wittstock and the Aquascape Foundation and looks forward to reviewing the efforts of other companies as they seek to improve the world around them.

The inaugural year’s “Grant for Humanity” is in the amount of $250. To make a donation to next years grant please contact the IPPCA at 770-592-9790

To donate to the Aquascape Foundation, or to volunteer for their upcoming rain water collection installation in Uganda East Africa, please contact Carla Wittstock at 630-659-2000 or email

John Olson,
IPPCA President

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