West Virginia American Water Proudly Recognizes the American Water Charitable Foundation 2022 Water and Environment Grantees

The American Water Charitable Foundation awarded five 2022 Water and Environment Grants to organizations supporting communities served by West Virginia American Water.

“West Virginia American Water is proud to have five community projects selected for this incredibly competitive grant opportunity through the American Water Charitable Foundation,” said Robert Burton, president, West Virginia American Water. “The Foundation awarded $1.5 million through this program, and over $296,000 is being invested directly into the Mountain State. We deeply appreciate the Foundation and their recognition of the tremendous organizations in West Virginia supporting water and environment initiatives.”

Below is a list of Water and Environment grantees throughout West Virginia:

  • Coalfield Development Corporation ($185,000) for construction of the West Edge Rainwater Catchment and Raingarden System (Cabell County)
  • Kanawha State Forest Foundation, Inc. ($12,000) for completion of the Middle Ridge Trail System (Kanawha County)
  • Nature Conservancy ($33,500) for enhancements to the Brush Creek Preserve and Bluestone Water Trail (Mercer County)
  • New River Conservancy ($40,000) in support of New River Clean Water Alliance (Fayette County)
  • West Virginia Land Trust ($26,338) in support of Little Bluestone-Cooper’s Mill Community Forest (Summers County)

Learn more about West Virginia American Water’s community impact, here.

Nature Conservancy check presentation. Pictured left to right: Thomas Minney, director of the Nature Conservancy, Megan Hannah, West Virginia American Water, Bradley Harris, West Virginia American Water, Veronica Lewis, West Virginia American Water, Angela Gould, board of trustee for the Nature Conservancy.


Kanawha State Forest Foundation check presentation. Pictured left to right: Ted Armbrecht, Kanawha State Forest Foundation (KSFF) board member, Eloise Sturm, West Virginia American Water, Bradley Schmalzer KSFF board member, George Singleton KSFF board member