Response to COVID-19

In 2020, the American Water Charitable Foundation launched a new grant program specific to coronavirus relief efforts, including organizations focused on food assistance, social services, families, animal welfare and mental health.  To ensure grants were meaningful and impactful, American Water's regulated and market-based businesses brought forth applicants for consideration.  In addition, in partnership with American Water, we announced a $100,000 donation to Feeding America to help food banks across the country. During the eight-week grant cycle, the American Water Charitable Foundation awarded over $350,000 to 85 public charities focused on COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts.  

We applaud all of our grantees for caring for their communities during these unprecedented times.  

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

Press Releases:

Jun 18, 2020: JJK Partnership and AWCF COVID-19 Response Fund Provide $300k to 84 communities
Apr 6, 2020: American Water donates $500k to AWCF to support COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Mar 20, 2020: American Water and AWCF Provide $100k to Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund