SAN DIEGO (September 16, 2021) – To further promote and support inclusion and diversity in the communities we serve as the water or wastewater provider, California American Water is piloting an Inclusion and Diversity Grant Program this fall.  

The program will provide financial assistance to organizations seeking to develop and implement programs, training or community-related projects that aim to promote and foster inclusion and diversity in the community.  
The maximum grant amount is $2,500.  

“At California American Water, we are committed to inclusion and diversity of people, ideas and experiences,” said California American Water President Rich Svindland. “It makes us a better company overall and allows us to better serve our customers across the state of California. This grant program seeks to expand that mission to directly benefit our local neighborhoods.” 

To qualify for a grant, the organization, project or event must: 


  • Be located within California American Water’s service area.  
  • Be a new, innovative community initiative or serve as a significant expansion to an existing program.  
  • Promote inclusion and diversity in the community the organization serves. 
  • Have 501(c)(3) designation or be a government agency (including public schools).  
  • Individuals are not eligible to receive grants. Only nonprofit organizations within California American Water’s service territory are eligible to receive funding.  




Applications must be received via email 

or mail by Monday, November 1, 2021. 

Mail: Edward Simon, California 

American Water, 655 West 

Broadway, Suite 1410, San Diego, CA 92101 

And/or: Email: 


Qualified applicants can apply here: 

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to more than 720,000 people. Information regarding California American Water’s service areas can be found on the company’s website

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 more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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