Caterpillar to invest $11M in Africa The Caterpillar Foundation is making an initial investment of $5M with the ONE Campaign to address advocacy and public policy needs and the lack of access to power, which is a key factor in making it more difficult for Africa to lift itself out of poverty. The Caterpillar Foundation plans to announce an additional grant with ONE later this year. The Caterpillar Foundation is investing nearly $5M to bring clean water to two countries in Africa through charity: water, whose mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to every person in the world. As cooking and fuel collection largely remain a woman's responsibility in many African countries, the health and economic effects of household air pollution from traditional cookstoves disproportionately impact girls and women. The Caterpillar Foundation is investing more than $1M in energy and cookstoves programs to help address this deadly issue in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.