Our commitment to protecting the environment runs deep and we’re proud to support the efforts of local organizations that share our vision.

Established in 2005, our annual Environmental Grant Program offers funding for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and groundwater supplies in our local communities.

We are pleased to offer assistance to community partners to help make a positive impact on the environment, and we encourage you to apply.

To qualify for Environmental Grant funding, a proposed project must be:

  • Located within an American Water service area
  • Completed between May and November of the grant funding year
  • Be a new or innovative community initiative, or serve as significant expansion to an existing program.

For more information, please see our 2022 Program Brochure and Grant Application Form.

Entries for Tennessee should be sent to by March 31, 2022:

Kathryn Robinson


Tennessee American Water
109 Wiehl Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403

In 2021, Tennessee American Water issued four grants totaling $10,000 to the following organizations

The 2021 recipients are:

  • Lookout Mountain Conservancy (LMC) - is relocating six outdoor classrooms to higher ground at Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy's campus along the Chattanooga Creek due to frequent flooding. The classrooms allow students to learn in an outdoor setting, incorporating environmental education into daily lesson plans and training students on best environmental practices.
  • WaterWays will provide hands-on training to Ivy Academy students to design, install, and maintain green infrastructure on their campus. Students will produce an instructional video and a model to share with other local schools.
  • City of Red Bank is removing debris and trash from Stringers Branch to prevent flooding and to help protect the Tennessee River watershed.
  • City of Rossville is hosting a community clean-up to remove debris and trash from two tributary creeks that feed into the Chattanooga Creek to help protect the Tennessee River watershed.