Giving back is part of who we are

American Water has long believed in the importance of being a good neighbor and good steward of the environment. We believe in supporting and enhancing the communities where we live, work, and operate. We also want to assist our employees in giving back to organizations they care about.

In 2012, American Water established the American Water Charitable Foundation. The primary focus of the Foundation is to support employees in their own charitable endeavors, provide stronger support for disaster relief efforts, and provide funding for higher-level initiatives related to clean water, conservation, education, and community sustainability. Through our Employee Volunteer and Matching Gift Program, Disaster Relief Program, and our Signature Program, Building Better Communities, the Foundation is making a difference every day.

For additional information or questions about any of our grant programs, please contact us at

AWCF Fact Sheet