American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF) are thrilled to announce the 2024 Water and Environment Grant Program.
Important: If your organization historically applied to both American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation environmental grant programs, please note only one environmental-focused grant program will be offered in 2024. The American Water Environmental Grant Program has been discontinued and blended into the Foundation’s Water and Environment Grant Program.
Applications will be accepted in the following states served by American Water, in addition to its Military Service locations: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Grants will be awarded to help fund innovative, community-based projects that:
- improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies
- promote water conservation
- improve equitable access to water-based recreation in underserved communities
- Applicants must be classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or K-12 public school, college or university.
- Projects must be completed within 12 months of the grant being awarded
- Projects must be located within and benefit American Water’s service areas
Applications must be received online between February 5 – March 15, 2024. Grant decisions will be announced by April 30. To apply online, please visit amwater.com/awcfgrants or click the image below. Paper applications will not be accepted.
The 2022 program:
Kentucky American Water awarded one American Water Environmental Grant in 2022.
Bluegrass Greensource, in partnership with Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Inc., Keepers of the Creek – Hinkston Heroes, Licking Valley Adventures, Bourbon County and the City of Maysville, received a grant of $4,304 for an innovative project to evaluate the water quality of Hinkston Creek in Bourbon County to determine if the site is viable for future mussel propagation efforts.
The 2021 program:
Kentucky American Water awarded two American Water Environmental Grants in 2021.
The City of Sadieville, in partnership with Scott County Habitat for Humanity, received a grant of $5,000 for a watershed cleanup and repair project along Vine Street and Angle Alley in Sadieville to alleviate storm water run-off issues currently affecting the corridor and those traveling through it.
The Friends of Wolf Run, in partnership with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Division of Parks and Recreation and the Southland Park Neighborhood Association, received a grant of $3,800 for the Southland Park Waterway Adventure Playground in Lexington. Grant funds will support a new green stormwater infrastructure feature being built at the park, to include plantings for the wetland area as well as educational signage.