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 West Virginia 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 are a few examples.

In 2018, West Virginia American Water issued five grants totaling more than $10,000 to the following organizations:

  • 25045/Town of Clendenin ($3,200) to support the Elk River Spring Watershed Cleanup
  • Boone County Career and Technical Center ($2,276) for the Walhonde Water Trail clean up
  • Davis Creek Watershed Association ($1,200) to support a water quality internship
  • Marshall University ($1,500) for the Explore Academy rainwater harvesting project
  • Martha Elementary School ($2,000) for a classroom living stream

Entries in West Virginia must be postmarked by March 29, 2019 and should be sent to:

West Virginia American Water
Attn: Megan Hannah
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302