Volunteerism & Workplace Giving
AmerICANs in Action! Month of Service
American Water employees take pride in their role of delivering safe, clean and reliable water services to the communities we serve. Many of our employees also demonstrate a deep commitment to these communities by volunteering their time, resources and expertise in neighborhood organizations, charitable activities, local boards and other benevolent endeavors. Every September we encourage our people to spend a full day volunteering in their local communities as part of our companywide AmerICANs in Action! Month of Service.
In 2021, more than 300 volunteers stepped up to help their neighbors, participating in 50 community volunteer projects and providing over 1,000+ hours of service! Even during a pandemic and with many employees still working remote, our employees truly stepped up. In addition, our Employee Business Resource Groups teamed up for AmerICANs in Action! to support domestic violence awareness. More than 40 employees led the charge and set up dozens of donation bins around the company to collect supplies for local domestic violence shelters. Over 400 employees participated by donating needed items.
Additionally, all American Water employees are eligible to participate in the American Water Charitable Foundation’s Employee Volunteer and Matching Gift Program.
American Water’s support of United Way is part of its customer commitment that aims to create a lasting, positive impact on the communities the company serves. Each year, American Water employees proudly contribute to the important efforts of United Way through creative fundraising campaigns and events that help advance the common good in those communities in which we live and work. During the last 15 years, American Water has donated $6.9 million to United Way efforts across the country.
Water For People
In the developing world, American Water supports Water For People, an international non-profit working across nine countries to bring safe water and sanitation to 4 million people. Our employee’s enthusiasm, generosity and contribution to help raise funds for this campaign, truly demonstrates our commitment to provide access to clean water for everyone forever. For more than a decade, American Water and its employees have supported Water For People, donating more than $2.1 million to its life-changing work.