American Water Charitable Foundation and Maryland American Water proudly announce State Strategic Impact Grant Recipients

Grants were awarded to four local organizations

BEL AIR, MD (February 14, 2024) – 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., and Maryland American Water are proud to announce the organizations receiving a State Strategic Impact Grant.

“We are proud to partner with the American Water Charitable Foundation in granting critical funding to organizations that provide resources and programs that meet needs in the communities that we serve within Harford County,” said Barry Suits, President, Maryland American Water.

Grants totaling $34,500 have been awarded to the following organizations in 2023:

  • Harford Glen Foundation Inc.
  • Humane Society of Harford County Inc.
  • NatureWorx, Inc.
  • Winter Wonderland Inc.

The State Strategic Impact grant program was launched in 2022 to help support high-impact projects and initiatives throughout American Water’s national footprint. State Strategic Impact Grants are part of the American Water Charitable Foundation’s Keep Communities Flowing grant program, focused on three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities.

“Building strong communities is one of the most important things Maryland American Water does,” says Jeffrey Barton, Operations Manager, Maryland American Water. “By partnering with the American Water Charitable Foundation and  local non-profits, we are dedicated to helping our communities be more vibrant places to live, work and play. It is through our community-based partners that we are able to positively impact the overall quality of life where our employees and neighbors work.”

You can read more about Maryland American Water’s Community Involvement 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 with regulated operations in 14 states and on 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 $34 to $38 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, X (formally Twitter) and Instagram.

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.

Maryland American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 23,000 people. For more information, visit and follow Maryland American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

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