Attention public charities planning clean-water projects: The American Water Charitable Foundation is announcing a “last call” for Water and Environment grant applications, due June 30.
The grant initiative, part of the Foundation’s Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program, supports projects or programs focused on clean water, conservation, environmental education, climate variability and water-based recreation projects, including splashpads, according to a June 9 announcement from American Water.
- Must be classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or K-12 public school, college or university.
- Must either operate within, or directly benefit, an American Water service territory.
“The Water and the Environment grant will fund efforts focused on our core passion – water – while engaging community members in learning how every drop counts,” Foundation President Carrie Williams said in a statement.
Since 2012, the American Water Charitable Foundation has invested more than $9 million in funding through grants and matching gifts for projects that positively affect communities. In addition to the Water and Environment grant, a Workforce Readiness grant opportunity will launch in July followed by STEM Education in October.
The New Jersey division of Camden-based American Water recently awarded $41,000 to five organizations engaged in sustainability projects as part of its 2022 Environmental Grant Program.