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American Water Charitable Foundation Launches 2024 Water and Environment Grant Program

American Water’s former Environmental Grant Program to merge with Foundation grant program

CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the U.S., announced today that it launched the 2024 Water and Environment Grant Program. The Foundation invites community partners to apply for grants that promote clean water, conservation, environmental education, climate variability and water-based recreation projects.


The Foundation supports three pillars of giving – Water, People and Communities. To streamline the grant experience for its community partners, the Foundation has combined American Water’s former Environmental Grant Program with its Water and Environment Grant Program. This strategic integration will strengthen the Foundation’s charitable focus and impact across American Water’s footprint.

In 2023, the American Water Charitable Foundation awarded over $1 million in Water and Environment grants to organizations located in communities served by American Water, including Upstream Alliance, supporting a Solar-Electric Education Vessel, which will serve as a floating classroom in the City of Camden, New Jersey.

“Thanks to the generosity of the American Water Charitable Foundation and the Water and Environment Grant Program, Upstream Alliance is developing a solar vessel that will provide on-water education experiences for underserved students in Camden and beyond,” said Don Baugh, President, Upstream Alliance. “We are thrilled for this important community project to come to fruition and are committed to our mission of supporting local communities and the environment.”

Since 2012, the American Water Charitable Foundation has invested $15.5 million in funding through grants and matching gifts that positively benefit the communities where American Water and its employees live and work.

“The American Water Charitable Foundation is delighted to again launch the Water and Environment Grant Program, supporting impactful initiatives and programs across the nation,” said Carrie Williams, President of the American Water Charitable Foundation. “Our charitable focus to Keep Communities Flowing empowers communities to learn how every drop counts while engaging local organizations on the importance of protecting this vital resource.”

Applications will be accepted from organizations served by American Water and located in the following states, in addition to its Military Service locations: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Learn more about the American Water Charitable Foundation and how to apply here.

About American Water

American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people with regulated operations in 14 states and on 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

For more information, visit amwater.com and join American Water on LinkedIn, Facebook, X and Instagram.

About American Water Charitable Foundation

The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to be a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where American Water and its employees live, work and operate. For more information, visit amwater.com/awcf.

Contacts

Media

Alicia Barbieri

Director, Communications and External Affairs

American Water

(856) 676-8103

alicia.barbieri@amwater.com

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