Tennessee American Water Proudly Recognizes the American Water Charitable Foundation 2022 Workforce Readiness Grantees

Recipients include four nonprofit organizations across Tennessee American Water

Chattanooga, TN (December 9, 2022) – 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 four organizations were awarded a 2022 Workforce Readiness Grant, supporting communities served by Tennessee American Water.

“We are excited that the American Water Charitable Foundation has selected these local organizations that help strengthen our community by providing workforce training through a variety of opportunities,” said Tennessee American Water President Grant Evitts. “We look forward to seeing the impact now and in years to come.”

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.  Below is a full list of Workforce Readiness grantees throughout Tennessee.

  • Project Return, Inc – “Employment Generating Social Enterprises”
  • Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center – “Native Landscape Apprenticeship Program”
  • Lookout Mountain Conservancy – “The Howard School Intern & Leadership Program”
  • Building & Construction Workforce Center – “Construction Career Center Chattanooga”

“The American Water Charitable Foundation is pleased to partner with organizations across Tennessee American Water 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 grant helps support general career readiness, financial and business literacy, positive youth development and more.”

Tennessee 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 services to approximately 380,000 people in Tennessee and north Georgia. For more information, visit and follow Tennessee American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

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 more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 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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