Employee Volunteer and Matching Gift Program

This program was established to assist American Water employees in their own charitable efforts to give back to organizations they care about.Volunteer time and monetary donations are matched on a 1:1 basis up to $1,000 per employee, per calendar year.


Since 2012, our Foundation has matched over $795,000 to public charities that are important to our employees. This includes more than 24,500 hours of volunteer time.

Most 501(c)(3) public charities are eligible, including many K12 schools, colleges and universities in the United States. Our program does not offer matching gifts to religious organizations, schools that require religious instruction as part of their general education requirements, or tax-exempt organizations that do not qualify, or are exempt from filing, for 501(c)(3) status.

Step 1: Employee completes Part 1 of Matching Gift application and sends to recipient organization.

Step 2: Authorized officer completes Part 2 and returns to awcf@amwater.com for match.

For additional information, please contact us at awcf@amwater.com.