Indiana American Water and American Water Charitable Foundation Provide $25,000 in Local COVID-19 Relief Donations
GREENWOOD, Ind. (July 10, 2020) Indiana American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation are together providing $25,000 in relief funds to non-profit organizations across the state as part of the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund. The funds are being allocated to 14 non-profit organizations in communities served by Indiana American Water across the state.
“We are an active participant in every community we serve in Indiana,” said Indiana American Water President Matt Prine. “Giving back is an important part of who we are as a company.
Funds will be used by non-profit organizations to provide meals and stock local food pantries, purchase face masks and other safety supplies, and to provide financial and other social services to impacted residents.
“During these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever for us to help the organizations that are assisting residents impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency,” said Prine. “We appreciate the work they are doing and are proud to collaborate and support their efforts.”
In addition to the grants provided as part of the COVID-19 Response Fund, the American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by American Water, also contributed $100,000 in March to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Since 2012, the American Water Charitable Foundation has invested more than $5.5 million in programs and organizations that are important to American Water employees and the communities it serves.
Each of the Indiana non-profits that received an award experienced an increased demand for their services due to COVID-19. The following organizations received a grant from the AWCF COVID-19 Response Fund:
- $5,000 to Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana, providing meals to homebound, medically fragile, high-COVID-risk seniors, and people with disabilities in five northwest Indiana counties
- $3,100 to OSI Foundation, for a Community and Cultural Relief Loan Program in southern Indiana
- $3,100 to United Way of Johnson County, to help families and individuals affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency
- $2,100 to Jackson County United Way, to assist partner organizations providing childcare, food, housing and utility assistance
- $1,800 to Terre Haute Humane Society, to help with operational expenses during a time when revenues/donations are down
- $1,500 to Food Finders Food Bank, to meet additional demands in 16 counties in north-central Indiana
- $1,400 to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, to address food insecurity
- $1,000 to Bona Vista Programs, to purchase technology used by therapists as part of the organization’s Positive Results for Kids program
- $1,000 to Kokomo Humane Society, to provide financial assistance and an adoption discount to encourage families to foster animals
- $1,000 to Mental Health America of North Central Indiana, to provide mental health programs and services to meet increasing demands
- $1,000 to Riverview Health Foundation, to purchase COVID-19 related supplies and protective equipment for staff and first responders
- $1,000 to Third Phase, Inc., to help with operating expenses for this organization providing social services in the Noblesville area
- $1,000 to Randolph County Community Foundation, for its Pandemic Relief Fund to help area non-profit organizations
- $1,000 to Family Service Association of Howard County, to purchase technology, personal protective equipment and supplies related to providing essential social services