American Water Charitable Foundation and Iowa American Water proudly announce 2023 State Strategic Grant Recipients

Grants were awarded to nine local organizations

DAVENPORT, IA (December 21, 2023)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 Iowa American Water are proud to announce the 2023 organizations receiving a State Strategic Impact Grant.

“We are delighted to partner with the American Water Charitable Foundation, in selecting organizations providing resources and programs that meet critical needs in the communities we serve,” said Randy Moore, president of Iowa American Water.

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 American Water Charitable Foundation’s Keep Communities Flowing grant program, focused on three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities.

“We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for the generous support Hand in Hand has received from Iowa American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation. Your support is truly appreciated, and it's making a meaningful impact on our mission of inclusion and empowerment,” said Ashley Hicks, Hand in Hand Director of Development and Events. “Your commitment to our cause is invaluable, and we thank you for being part of our mission. With this grant support, you're helping us create a more inclusive community for people of all abilities in the Quad City area as well as supporting families.”

Strategic grants totaling $35,000 have been awarded to the following organizations this year:

  • Center for Active Seniors
  • Clinton Humane Society
  • Dress for Success
  • Family Resources - Clinton
  • Friends of Martin Luther King
  • Hand in Hand
  • River Bend Food Bank
  • River Cities Information & Referral Services
  • YWCA - Clinton

Learn more about the American Water Charitable Foundation 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.

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.

Iowa 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 services to approximately 220,000 people. For more information, visit and follow Iowa American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

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