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Pennsylvania American Water Proudly Recognizes American Water Charitable Foundation 2023 Water and Environment Grantees

Recipients include five nonprofit organizations across Pennsylvania American Water

The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the U.S., recently announced five organizations in communities served by Pennsylvania American Water were awarded a total of $92,550 in Water and Environment grants.

“Environmental leadership is a core value of our company, and we demonstrate this daily through our efforts to protect sources of drinking water and our continuous reinvestment in water and sewer system upgrades,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Justin Ladner. “These grants provided by our charitable foundation to nonprofits in the communities we serve demonstrate our ongoing commitment to clean water, healthy communities, and educating our next generation about the importance of environmental stewardship.”

The Water and Environment grant is part of the American Water Charitable Foundation’s Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program, focusing on three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities. Below is a list of grantees throughout Pennsylvania.

  • Delaware River Greenway Partnership (Bucks County): $10,000 to support the Yardley Volunteer Litter Clean Up, Tree Planting & Education event
  • Hopwood Area Recreation Council (Fayette County): $10,100 to purchase and install a water fountain and bottle refill station in Hutchinson Park
  • National Audubon Society (Montgomery County): $27,450 for the John James Audubon Center Riparian Restoration Project, which will engage diverse audiences in buffer restoration work to mitigate storm damage in Perkiomen Creek
  • Pocono Environmental Education Center (Pike County): $30,000 for PEEC Into the Classroom, which will support programming, transport and supplies for 700+ students inside/outside of class to learn about environmental stewardship
  • Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation (Allegheny County): $15,000 to assist schools with costs to attend Rivers of Steel’s Environmental Science Program

“The American Water Charitable Foundation is pleased to partner with eligible nonprofit organizations across Pennsylvania American Water,” said Carrie Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation. “Funding for the Water and Environment grants focus on clean water, conservation, environmental education, climate variability, and water-based recreation projects.”

Learn more about Pennsylvania American Water’s community impact, here.

About American Water

American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

For more information, visit and join American Water on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Pennsylvania American Water

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 2.3 million people.

About American Water Charitable Foundation

The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to be a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where American Water and its employees live, work and operate. For more information, visit and follow the American Water Charitable Foundation on Facebook.


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