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Community Giving

Investing in Our Community

For over 125 years Tennessee American Water has remained committed to having an active, positive role in the communities where we live, work and provide water. We strive to help local organizations make a meaningful and sustainable impact to the people living throughout the Tennessee Valley.

Through our community investment program and the efforts of our employees, we partnered with more than 40 charitable organizations this year and work with them to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Tennessee American Water is limited in the number of grants we can award each year. Therefore, we generally support organizations that have a 501(c)(3) designation or belong to a government agency, such as public schools. We also try to focus our resources on locally-based, innovative programs that serve diverse populations and align with the following focus areas:

Water and the Environment: Innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore, or protect our watersheds and our communities’ surface and groundwater.

Water and Healthy Living: Efforts that contribute to healthy communities by promoting access to safe water and sanitation, educating customers on the health benefits of water and encouraging good hygiene practices.

Environmental Education: Educational programs which provide information about water conservation, water and wastewater treatment, the water cycle, watershed protection and the environment.

Community Sustainability: Projects that meet a definitive, sustainable community need, preferably aligned with American Water’s core business, and which enrich the lives of the residents who live and work in the communities we serve.

Enclosed, you will find a donation request form to complete if your organization wants to submit a proposal for consideration. Please make sure you complete the whole form and include the basic details of the special event or program that you want Tennessee American Water to support. We also recommend that you include information about the organization’s history, mission and local programs and services as well as background on the event’s history, target audience and typical turnout. When ready, please submit your request to the following address:

Tennessee American Water
Attn:  External Affairs
109 Wiehl Street
Chattanooga, TN  37403

Click here to see our Charitable Donation form

We focus our community investments in four key areas:

Water and the Environment:
Innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect our watersheds and our communities’ surface and groundwater.

Water and Healthy Living:
Efforts that contribute to healthy communities by promoting access to safe water and sanitation, educating customers on the health benefits of water and encouraging good hygiene practices.

Environmental Education:
Educational programs which provide information about water conservation, water and wastewater treatment, the water cycle, watershed protection and the environment.

Community Sustainability:
Projects that meet a definitive, sustainable community need, preferably aligned with American Water’s core business, and which enrich the lives of the residents who live and work in the communities we serve.

We recognize the serious challenges of climate change, including the growing need to conserve and protect our water resources. We believe in investing in innovative programs that align with our core business of water and wastewater service, and are committed to working with community partners to develop sustainable solutions to local environmental issues.