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Community Giving

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.


Seeking a grant or support?
For consideration, please fill out the below form.
To view the Giving Guidelines click here.

If you are not sure if we service your area, please see our service map.

If your state is listed on the map in blue please use the American Water Enterprises grant application form.

If your grant request is for a project in more than one state, or if your organization works with American Water on a national level, please use the American Water Corporate grant application form.

Recently Supported Organizations

Over the past three years, West Virginia American Water has provided donations to the following organizations and programs:

American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
American Red Cross of Central West Virginia
American Water Works Association - West Virginia Section
Ansted Improvement Motivators (AIM)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central West Virginia
Bluefield Shrine Patrol
Bluestone Valley Volunteer Fire Department
Boone Madison Public Library
Braxton County Visitors & Convention Bureau
Cabell County Public Library
CAMC Foundation
Charleston Area Alliance
Charleston East End Main Street
Chemical Alliance Zone, Inc.
Child Protect of Mercer County, Inc.
ChildLaw Services, Inc.
Children's Therapy Clinic
Chuck Mathena Foundation
City of Charleston
City of Hinton
City of Hurricane
City of Montgomery
Classic Beauties
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
Coal River Group
Davis Creek Watershed Association, Inc.
Dignity Hospice of Southern West Virginia
Dollar Energy Fund
Dunbar Fire Department
Education Alliance
Elk River Back Pack Blessings
Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
Flinn Elementary School
Friends of Blackwater, Inc.
Fund for the Arts
Gassaway Volunteer Fire Department
Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council
Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce
Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO)
Huntington Area Food Bank
Huntington Fire Department
Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce
Huntington YMCA Acquatic Team (HYCAT)
Institute Volunteer Fire Department
Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department
Junior Achievement of West Virginia
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Kanawha Kids Education Yes
Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association
Leadership West Virginia
Library Foundation of Kanawha County, Inc.
Lily's Place
Little Victories Animal Rescue
Madison Volunteer Fire Department
Marshall University
Morris Creek Watershed Association
Mountain Mission
Mountain State Clean Streams
Mountain State Little League
Mountaineer Food Bank
MultiCultural Festival of West Virginia
National Committee for the New River
Oak Hill Volunteer Fire Department
Ohio West Virginia Youth Leadership Association 
ORSANCO Educational Foundation River Sweep 
Princeton Fire Department
Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce (PMCCC)
Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
Putnam Regional Organization for Technical & Economic Development (PROTEC)
Rand Volunteer Fire Department
Read Aloud West Virginia
Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
Rotary Club of Princeton
Sissonville-Millertown-Pocatalico & Guthrie Volunteer Fire Department
South Charleston Chamber of Commerce
South Charleston Public Library
Southern Appalachian Labor School
Sutton Volunteer Fire Department
Thomas Memorial Hospital Foundation
Tornado Volunteer Fire Department
Town of Pratt
Tri-State Fire Academy
Union Mission Ministries, Inc.
Union Sportsmen's Alliance
United Way of Central West Virginia 
United Way of Lewis County 
United Way of Southern West Virginia
United Way of the River Cities
United Way of the Virginias
University of Charleston
Upper Kanawha Valley Enterprise Community, Inc.
Veterans United
Vote Yes for Libraries Committee
Webster Springs Main Street
Webster Springs Volunteer Fire Department
West Side Volunteer Fire Department
West Virginia 150 Celebration, Inc.
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
West Virginia Construction & Design Exposition (EXPO)
West Virginia Land Trust
West Virginia Manufacturers Association Educational Fund
West Virginia Municipal League
West Virginia Public Health Association
West Virginia Public Safety Expo
West Virginia Rescue Ministries, Inc.
West Virginia Rivers Coalition
West Virginia State University
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra
West Virginia University College of Business & Economics
West Virginia University Foundation
Women's International Network of Utility Professionals (WINUP)
Woodchopping Festival, Inc.
YMCA of Kanawha Valley
YWCA of Charleston