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 awarded a combined total of $1 million to 23 organizations in 11 states, supporting communities served by American Water through the 2023 Water and Environment Grant Program.
“The American Water Charitable Foundation is delighted to partner with eligible organizations across American Water's footprint to provide equitable and accessible projects and programs focused on clean water, conservation, environmental education and water-based recreation,” said Carrie Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation. “The Water and the Environment Grant Program allows us to continue to focus on our core passion of water while engaging community members in learning how every drop counts."
The Water and the Environment grant is part of the Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program, which focuses on three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities. The total award of $1 million will support high-impact projects and initiatives that further American Water's commitment to supporting ESG (environment, social and governance), as well as inclusion, diversity and equity.
Grant recipients impact communities that align with American Water's regulated state subsidiaries in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Regional events to celebrate local efforts are forthcoming.
The 2023 Water and Environment grant recipients are: Friends of the Water Conservation Garden, Yolo Basin Foundation, Sacramento Splash, Lewis And Clark Community College Foundation, A Senior Retreat Senior Services, Rethink, Falls of the Ohio Foundation, Vince Jetter Community Center, Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, Mosaic Life Care Foundation, Upstream Alliance, National Audubon Society, Delaware River Greenway Partnership, Hopwood Area Recreation Council, Rivers Of Steel Heritage Corporation, Pocono Environmental Education Center, Waterways, Hope for the Inner City, YMCA Chattanooga, Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, Friends of the Occoquan, James River Association, Huntington Children's Museum.
“The American Water Charitable Foundation’s belief in this project positively impacts the collective investment centered around our efforts to bring a best-in-class Children’s Discovery Center to downtown St. Joseph,” said Julie Gaddie, PhD, President, Mosaic Life Care Foundation. “We are grateful for the Water and Environment grant funds that will support the construction of an interactive water table learning exhibit within the center.”
Due to the volume of grant applications received, each application was evaluated on a competitive basis as we strive to fund programs with a strong impact and measurable outcomes within our funding priorities.
Learn more about the American Water Charitable Foundation and the 2023 Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program 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.
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.