Kentucky American Water Announces Launch of American Water Charitable Foundation 2024 Water and Environment Grant Program

American Water’s Former Environmental Grant Program to Merge with Foundation Grant Program

Kentucky American Water is delighted to announce the launch of the American Water Charitable Foundation 2024 Water and Environment Grant Program. To streamline the grant experience for its community partners, the Foundation has combined American Water’s former Environmental Grant Program with its Water and Environment Grant Program. This strategic integration will strengthen the Foundation’s charitable focus and impact across American Water’s footprint.

“Since 2006 Kentucky American Water has provided more than a quarter of a million dollars in funds through American Water’s Environmental Grant Program to support community projects in Kentucky that preserve and protect the environment,” said Kathryn Nash, president of Kentucky American Water. “We’re pleased that the American Water Charitable Foundation’s Water and Environment Grant Program is further enhancing this type of community support in Kentucky.”

The Foundation invites community partners to apply for grants that promote clean water, conservation, environmental education, climate variability and water-based recreation projects. Applications will be accepted from organizations served by American Water and located in the following states, in addition to its Military Service locations: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

“The American Water Charitable Foundation is proud to work collaboratively with Kentucky American Water and launch the Water and Environment Grant Program, supporting impactful initiatives and programs across the nation,” said Carrie Williams, president of the American Water Charitable Foundation.

“Our charitable focus to Keep Communities Flowing empowers communities to learn how every drop counts while engaging local organizations on the importance of protecting this vital resource.”

The Foundation supports three pillars of giving – Water, People and Communities. Since 2012, the American Water Charitable Foundation has invested $15.5 million in funding through grants and matching gifts that positively benefit the communities where American Water and its employees live and work. Learn more about the American Water Charitable Foundation, eligibility and how to apply here.

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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