CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that it launched the 2023 Water and Environment Grant Program, supporting clean water, conservation, environmental education, climate variability and water-based recreation projects.
“The American Water Charitable Foundation is proud to again launch the Water and Environment Grant Program, supporting impactful initiatives and programs throughout American Water’s national footprint,” 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 furthering our commitment to ESG, as well as inclusion, diversity and equity.”
The Foundation supports three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities. Within these pillars, grant opportunities will be available to eligible non-profit organizations throughout the year. Each grant cycle will be open for approximately 90 days. The Water and Environment Grant Program will remain open through June 30, 2023. A Workforce Readiness and STEM Education grant will launch in July 2023.
The American Water Charitable Foundation awarded over $1 million in Water and Environment grants to organizations located in communities served by American Water across its national footprint in 2022, including Coalfield Development in Huntington, West Virginia.
“Thanks to the generosity of the American Water Charitable Foundation and the Water and Environment Grant Program, Coalfield Development is developing a Rainwater Catchment and Rain Garden System here at West Edge,” said Jacob Israel Hannah, Chief Conservation Officer, Coalfield Development. “As our project progresses, we are thrilled about this vital community project and strive to fulfill our mission and vision of helping our neighbors and our planet. It has already generated other organizations’ interest in developing similar projects as well!”
Since 2012, the American Water Charitable Foundation has invested $12 million in funding through grants and matching gifts that are important to American Water’s employees and positively impacting the communities where they live and work.
Learn more about the American Water Charitable Foundation and how to apply here.
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 and follow the American Water Charitable Foundation on Facebook.
About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and diversityataw.com. Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.