Kentucky American Water and American Water Charitable Foundation Announce Workforce Readiness Grant Recipient

Community Action Council Awarded $10,000

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 awarded a 2022 Workforce Readiness Grant to Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Inc., for the organization’s Commercial Driver’s License training program.

“We are pleased that the American Water Charitable Foundation has selected Community Action Council to help strengthen our community by providing workforce training,” said Kentucky American Water President Kathryn Nash. “Our company has enjoyed a variety of partnerships with their team over the years and we look forward to additional collaborations in the future.”

The Workforce Readiness grant is part of the American Water Charitable Foundation’s Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program, focusing on three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities. 

“This grant award from the American Water Charitable Foundation will help us further our mission of ending poverty in our communities,” said Community Action Council Executive Director Sharon Price. “With their contribution, we will be able to help even more people earn a CDL and obtain employment in the high-demand field of transportation this year. Our thanks to the American Water Charitable Foundation and Kentucky American Water for their support. We look forward to working together to ensure a vibrant community.”

“The American Water Charitable Foundation is pleased to partner with organizations across Kentucky American Water’s service area to help improve job readiness skills for young adults and outcomes for youth as they prepare to be future leaders of tomorrow,” said Carrie Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation.  “Funding for the Workforce Readiness grants helps support general career readiness, financial and business literacy, positive youth development and more.”

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

About American Water Charitable Foundation
The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to be a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where American Water and its employees live, work and operate. For more information, visit and follow the American Water Charitable Foundation on Facebook.

Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately half a million people. For more information, visit and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

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