BELLEVILLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 8, 2022–
The American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF), a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, partnered with Illinois American Water to provide five State Strategic Impact Grants focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) initiatives. Five organizations within Illinois American Water’s service area will receive a $5,000 grant.
“We are delighted to partner with the American Water Charitable Foundation in selecting organizations which draw on art to help raise awareness about watershed protection, conservation and more. While art and water service are essential ingredients for a thriving community, both are often taken for granted. We are excited to see what our young customers, our future environmentalists, create,” said Rebecca Losli, Illinois American Water president.
The State Strategic Impact grant program is part of the 2022 AWCF Keep Communities Flowing grant program, focusing on three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities. State Strategic Impact grants support high-impact projects and initiatives throughout American Water’s regulated and regulated-like footprint. The five Illinois State Strategic Impact grants focused on STEAM initiatives were awarded as follows:
“The American Water Charitable Foundation is pleased to partner with Illinois American Water and local organizations focused on incorporating art into science, technology, engineering and math learning,” said Carrie Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation. “Each thoughtful and creative project will help bring awareness to the water cycle, fire protection, conservation and more through art.”
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 amwater.com/awcf and follow the American Water Charitable Foundation on Facebook.
Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 1.3 million people. American Water also operates a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville.
About AmericanWater – With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and diversityataw.com. Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
ILLINOIS AMERICAN WATER WAS RANKED HIGHEST IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION WITH LARGE WATER UTILITIES IN THE MIDWEST THREE YEARS IN A ROW!
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