California American Water’s Northern Division Gives $10k to Greater Sacramento Urban League, Part of Nationwide Support for National Urban League and the Affiliate Movement

SACRAMENTO – FEBRUARY 27, 2023 – 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, recently announced a combined donation of $200,000 to the National Urban League and the Affiliate Movement — $10,000 of which has been donated to the Greater Sacramento Urban League.

“California American Water believes in supporting and engaging with the communities where we live, work, and operate,” said Audie Foster, Director of Operations for California American Water's Northern Division. “We’re honored to support the Greater Sacramento Urban League and its efforts to enhance workforce development initiatives that help close the equality gap for African Americans and other historically underserved groups in our service areas.”

The donation is part of the American Water Charitable Foundation’s commitment to strengthening inclusion, diversity, equity, and equality by supporting organizations and initiatives that uplift and empower communities.

“Our organization has been dedicated to empowering communities and changing lives in the Sacramento region since 1968,” said Dwayne Crenshaw, President and CEO of the Greater Sacramento Urban League. “Our efforts have helped tens of thousands of Sacramentans gain meaningful employment, access educational opportunities, and strengthen their financial well-being. The generous funding from the American Water Charitable Foundation will help bolster our existing workforce development programs and further our mission to build communities where all families and individuals can live well, be well, and thrive.”

Learn more about California American Water’s community impact here.


California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to more than 725,000 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 approximately 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 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 American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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