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.

To qualify for Environmental Grant funding, a proposed project must be:

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

For more information, please see our 2019 Program Brochure and Grant Application Form.

Locally, we work every day to help protect our natural resources. Here is an example.

In 2018, New York American Water issued one grant totaling $5,000 to the following organization:

The Battenkill Conservancy will use its grant to help fund activities associated with its Adopt-A-Stream program. This program gathers teams of environmentally conscious community members to donate their time to actively preserve and enhance the Battenkill watershed, which covers a population of over 40,000 people. The long-term testing initiative seeks to collect comprehensive water quality data from dozens of feeder streams, and distribute it to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in an effort to learn more about the area’s water system. The Adopt-A-Stream Program encourages members of the community to better care for their local environment and feel a closer sense of ownership and responsibility to it.

Entries in NY should be sent to:
New York American Water
60 Brooklyn Avenue
Merrick, NY 11566