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

Locally, we work every day to help protect our natural resources. Here are a few examples.

In 2016, West Virginia American Water issued six grants totaling $10,000 to the following organizations:

  • Capitol Conservation District is receiving $2,500 for their Soil Tunnel Trailer.
  • Davis Creek Watershed Association will receive $1,750 to purchase data loggers to monitor water quality.
  • Ernie Nester Chapter Trout Unlimited is using its $650 grant for temperature monitoring in Davis Creek and Trace Fork.
  • Marshall University will use its $1,400 grant for the Creek Geek watershed education program.
  • Morris Creek Watershed Association is receiving $1,700 for Japanese Knotweed eradication.
  • Spruce Fork Community Advisory Panel is being granted $2,000 for the Rockhouse Lake revitalization project.

Entries in West Virginia should be sent to:

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