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.

In 2017, Tennessee American Water issued three grants totaling $10,000 to the following organizations:
• Lookout Mountain Conservancy -  ongoing water quality & leadership program with The Howard School
• Hamilton County Coalition - educating the community on proper medication disposal through Drug Take Back community events and youth involvement
• TennesSEA (Student Environmental Alliance) - establishment of a Mountain Creek/Stringers Branch watershed alliance for community engagement and citizen water quality monitoring/cleanup

Entries for Tennessee should be sent to by March 29, 2019:
Kimberly Moore
Tennessee American Water
109 Wiehl Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403