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 a New York 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 2020 Program Brochure and Grant Application Form.
Entries in NY should be sent to:
New York American Water
60 Brooklyn Avenue
Merrick, NY 11566
Locally, we work every day to help protect our natural resources. Here is an example.
In 2019, New York American Water awarded Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s of Malverne a grant as part of the company’s annual Environmental Grant Program. Each year, New York American Water’s Environmental Grant Program offers funding of up to $10,000 for qualifying innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies within the company’s service area.
Last year’s grant award assisted Crossroads Farm — a nonprofit organization managed by the Nassau Land Trust — in educating Nassau County community members about the importance of water conservation and methods to conserve using smart planting choices and modern technology.
The organization used the funds to develop a teaching garden of drought-tolerant native plants and host workshops to promote the use of native species in residents’ garden with a focus on water conservation and environmental stewardship. The teaching garden also installed a Rachio 3 smart irrigation controller for the garden’s irrigation system to educate homeowners about weather, water usage and the opportunity to conserve through efficient irrigation.