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 2017 Program Brochure and Grant Application Form.   

In 2016, Virginia American Water issued three grants totaling $4,500 to the following organizations:

  • Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) is receiving $1,500 for its River Fest Stewardship Program. This program will engage and inform families about surface and ground water protection through hands-on activities, making the science and solutions relevant to their lives.
  • Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO) will receive $1,500 for a series of workshops on rain barrels and community gardens in Prince William County at Brentsville High School and senior centers. FOTO will use the funds to purchase the rain barrels and conduct the workshops to educate community members on the beneficial use of rain barrels for watering gardens.
  • The Prince William Conservation Alliance in Woodbridge will receive $1,500 for the Minnieville Road Buffer Restoration Project. This project is intended to help prevent erosion and the flow of storm water in a problem area of Dale City, improve community appearance, improve wildlife habitat, and create volunteer stewardship opportunities.

Entries in VA should be sent to:

Christian Volk, Ph.D.,
Water Quality Manager
VA/MD-American Water
900 Industrial Street, PO Box 60
Hopewell, VA 23860