American Water Charitable Foundation Launches 2024 Water and Environment Grant Program
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CAMDEN, N.J. ~ The American Water Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization established by American Water, the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the U.S., has recently announced the launch of their 2024 Water and Environment Grant Program. This program aims to support projects that promote clean water, conservation, environmental education, climate variability, and water-based recreation.

The Foundation is dedicated to three pillars of giving - Water, People, and Communities. In order to make the grant process more efficient for their community partners, the Foundation has combined their previous Environmental Grant Program with the Water and Environment Grant Program. This strategic integration will allow for a stronger focus on charitable initiatives and a greater impact across American Water's footprint.

In 2023, the American Water Charitable Foundation awarded over $1 million in grants to organizations located in communities served by American Water. One of these recipients was Upstream Alliance, which received funding for their Solar-Electric Education Vessel project. This vessel will serve as a floating classroom in Camden, New Jersey, providing on-water education experiences for underserved students.

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Don Baugh, President of Upstream Alliance expressed his gratitude for the support from the American Water Charitable Foundation and their grant program. He stated that this project will have a positive impact on the community and aligns with their mission of supporting local communities and the environment.

Since its establishment in 2012, the American Water Charitable Foundation has invested $15.5 million in funding through grants and matching gifts to benefit communities where American Water operates and its employees live.

Carrie Williams, President of the American Water Charitable Foundation shared her excitement about launching the Water and Environment Grant Program once again. She emphasized that their charitable focus is to "Keep Communities Flowing" by empowering communities to understand the importance of every drop of water while engaging local organizations in protecting this vital resource.

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Applications for grants will be accepted from organizations served by American Water in states such as California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Military service locations are also eligible to apply. Interested organizations can learn more about the American Water Charitable Foundation and the application process on their website.

The American Water Charitable Foundation's commitment to supporting impactful initiatives and programs across the nation through their Water and Environment Grant Program is a testament to their dedication to preserving clean water and promoting environmental education. With their continued efforts and support from community partners, they hope to make a positive difference in the communities they serve.
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