The Filtered LIfe
When you filter out the bad, you're left with the good. And this year, we’re focused on filtering out plastic water bottles.
Consumers use 2,000 plastic bottles every second, every day. It affects our wallets. Our landfills. Our schools.
And it’s time we do something about it.
Filter for the Future
Across the country, schools with water contamination issues are forced to spend their already limited budgets on bottled water for their students and staff. But you can help us make a change.
How It Works
You Bought. We Gave.
This past Spring, for every Brita Longlast replacement filter or Brita System with Longlast purchased, Brita gave $1 to our school grant program.* Thanks for helping us filter out water bottle waste in schools.
Find Schools in Need
With the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Brita will identify schools in need of long-term water solutions. Interested in applying? Join our mailing list to receive grant requirements and notification when applications are open later this summer.
Selected schools will receive solutions like wall-mounted hydration stations, each able to reduce as many as 36,000 plastic bottles a year**
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Filter for the Future program?
Schools with water contamination issues are forced to rely on bottled water for drinkable water. With your help, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, we can help schools in need install water filtration stations.
Why is it bad for schools to use bottled water?
Schools forced to use bottled water for clean drinking water put a strain on their already limited budgets. By helping schools in need install water filtration systems, we’ll help them filter out the waste and financial drain of plastic water bottles.
How much is Brita donating to this cause?
For every Longlast replacement filter or Brita System with Longlast purchased between March 25, 2018 – June 16, 2018, Brita gave $1 to schools in need of cleaner, safer drinking water, up to $500,000 total. See full program terms and conditions.
What is the money being used for?
The funds raised through the Filter for the Future program will be used to provide water filtration stations for schools in need of cleaner, safer drinking water.
How do the water filtration systems that will be installed at schools work?
Hydration stations can replace any indoor water fountain that uses a plumbed-in source of water and is located near an electricity source.
How is Brita identifying schools in need?
Brita is partnering with the Alliance for Healthier Generation to identify schools. We will be taking into account the scale of the problem, bottled water needs, total number of people served on-site, and future sustainability plans.
My school is at risk of turning off the water due to contamination. Can we apply for funds to purchase water filtration stations through Filter for the Future?
Please fill out the form above to join our mailing list.
What else can I do to help schools in need?
You can share the message of our Filter for the Future program with family and friends. When you spread the word, it helps us further the cause and provide more schools with cleaner, safer drinking water. You can also upload your receipts from Brita purchases to Brita Rewards and donate your points to the Oakland Unified School District.
I’m concerned about lead in my home. What Brita products can I use to reduce this contaminant from my tap water?
* For every Brita Longlast replacement filter or Brita System with Longlast purchased between March 25 and June 16, 2018, Brita will donate $1 to schools (with minimum commitment of $50,000 and up to $500,000) to help them purchase and install water filtration stations.
** 36,000 standard 16.9oz bottles, based on 4,800 gallons per year with wall-mount average usage