American Water Charitable Foundation and Missouri American Water Announce 2023 State Strategic Grant Recipients

Grants awarded to 12 organizations throughout the state.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (September 22, 2023) – The American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF), a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, and Missouri American Water are proud to announce the 2023 organizations receiving a State Strategic Impact Grant.

“We are delighted to partner with the American Water Charitable Foundation in selecting organizations providing resources and programs that meet critical needs in communities throughout our state,” said Rich Svindland, president of Missouri American Water.

The AWCF’s State Strategic Impact grant program was launched in 2022 to help support high-impact projects and initiatives throughout American Water’s regulated and regulated-like footprint. State Strategic Impact grants are part of AWCF’s Keep Communities Flowing grant program, focused on three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities.

“On behalf of the entire staff I want to thank the American Water Charitable Foundation and Missouri American Water for supporting the children and families receiving services from us,” said Stephanie Johnson, executive director of the Special Learning Center in Jefferson City. “Funds will be used to upgrade materials and equipment used in our classrooms.”

The Special Learning Center works to provide comprehensive education and therapy services to children with developmental disabilities and delays.

State Strategic Grants totaling $50,000 have been awarded to the following organizations this year:
Arnold Food Pantry
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
Boone Center, Inc.
Bright Futures Joplin
Dogs For Our Brave
Joplin Humane Society
Mexico Senior Center
Pink Ribbon Good, Inc.
Special Learning Center
Warrensburg Animal Rescue
Youthbridge Community Foundation

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.

About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people with regulated operations in 14 states and on 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

For more information, visit and join American Water on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Missouri 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 1.5 million people. For more information, visit and follow Missouri American Water on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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