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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. For more information, please see our 2021 Program Brochure and Grant Application Form.

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.

The 2020 Virginia American Water Environmental Grant recipients are as follows:

The Four Mile Run Conservancy received funding to support a summer/fall series of public conservation activities offered at Four Mile Run Park. The activities will relate to water quality and river health with some emphasizing the scientific methods used to determine water quality, such as testing for the presence of chemicals.

The Friends of the Lower Appomattox River received funding to develop an educational display which will be used in the cultivation of current and future generations of local Appomattox River stewards and volunteers to address the ongoing need to enhance the health of the river.

The Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District received funding to purchase technology to automate the registration process at their stream and river cleanup events, water quality monitoring (micro invertebrate and biological monitoring program) and outdoor educational opportunities for students and adults.

The James River Association received funding to support their partnership with the Hopewell City Public Schools to engage 7th grade students in river-based, hands-on learning experiences such as fish trawling, water quality monitoring, and exploring the outdoors.