Environmental Grant Program

Our commitment to protecting the environment runs deep and we’re proud to support the efforts of local organizations that share our vision.

Established in 2005, our annual Environmental Grant Program offers funding for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and groundwater supplies in our local communities.

We are pleased to offer assistance to community partners to help make a positive impact on the environment, and we encourage you to apply.

  1. Located within an American Water service area
  2. Completed between May and November of the grant funding year
  3. Be a new or innovative community initiative, or serve as significant expansion to an existing program.

For more information, please see our 2018 Program Brochure and Grant Application Form.

In 2016, Missouri American Water issued five grants totaling more than $20,000 to the following organizations:

  1. The Open Space Council, located in St. Louis, will use funds to organize a volunteer clean-up event in Arnold, MO. to remove debris from the flooding of the Meramec River in December of 2015.
  2. Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center, in Joplin, will use funds for the annual “Shoal Creek Water Festival” bringing awareness to the need to protect Shoal Creek as it is Joplin’s main source of drinking water.
  3. Missouri River Relief for the “Big Muddy Home Waters” clean-up will use its funds to organize community based clean-ups of trash from the Missouri River in Cole, Callaway and Boone Counties.
  4. The Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition will use the grant to launch “Paddle Missouri,” a 100-mile journey to inspire, educate and strengthen the participants’ understanding of roles the Missouri River plays in our state.
  5. The St. Joseph Youth Alliance will use funds for their annual prescription drug drop-off disposal program.

Entires in MO should be sent to:

Christie Barnhart
2650 E. 32nd Street Ste. 121
Joplin, MO  64804