American Water sponsors workplace giving campaigns for two organizations focused on helping communities around the world - United Way and Water For People.
American Water’s support of United Way is also part of its customer commitment that aims to create a lasting, positive impact on the communities the company serves. In 2016, our annual United Way giving campaign raised nearly $500,000. Every year, American Water employees proudly contribute to the important efforts of United Way through creative fundraising campaigns and events that help advance the common good in those communities in which we live and work. During the last ten years, American Water has donated $5 million to United Way efforts across the country.
In the developing world, American Water supports Water For People, an international non-profit working across nine countries to bring safe water and sanitation to 4 million people. In 2017, our partnership resulted in more than $232,000 in support of safe and sustainable water and sanitation systems around the world. Our employee’s enthusiasm, generosity and contribution to help raise funds for this campaign, truly demonstrates our commitment to provide access to clean water for everyone forever.
For more than a decade, American Water and its employees have supported Water For People, donating more than $1.7 million to its life-changing work.