MUNCIE, IND. (January 24, 2023) – Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, and the American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF) today announced it has awarded the Muncie Children’s Museum a State Strategic Grant of $20,000 to help build a new water exhibit at the museum. The project includes incorporating interactive educational activities that explore the White River and local water resources and their significance in East Central Indiana.
“We’re thankful for partners like Indiana American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation who help support our efforts to educate people in the community on environmental and water issues that affect us all,” said Muncie Children’s Museum Executive Director Kynda Rinker. “This new water exhibit will examine the history, power and importance of the White River and local water resources in the area and help our youth to develop and enhance critical skills they will need for their future success.”
State Strategic Grants are part of the AWCF’s Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program, which focuses on three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities.
“The American Water Charitable Foundation is pleased to partner with Muncie Children’s Museum and organizations across Indiana American Water’s footprint to provide equitable and accessible projects and programs focused on clean water, conservation and environmental education,” said Carrie Williams, President, American Water Charitable Foundation.
In addition to the grant, which will be used to cover a portion of exhibit design, fabrication, and installation, Indiana American Water is also partnering with the Children’s Museum to provide technical support and historic materials as the exhibit is being developed.
“American Water has been involved in providing quality water service to the Muncie area for more than 135 years,” said Indiana American Water President Matt Prine. “Giving back and being a good neighbor to our partner communities is a core part of who we are as a company, and we are proud to lend support through the American Water Charitable Foundation to help expand this important education program.”
To learn more about the Muncie Children’s Museum, visit their homepage at https://www.munciemuseum.com/.
The American Water Charitable Foundation offers several grant opportunities throughout the year. Additional information about grant eligibility and how to apply, visit https://amwater.com/awcfgrants.
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 amwater.com/awcf and follow the American Water
Charitable Foundation on Facebook.
About Indiana American Water
Indiana 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.
About American Water
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 approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 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.
About Muncie Children’s Museum
The Muncie Children’s Museum has been serving the educational needs of East Central Indiana communities for more than 40 years through fun, educational and interactive opportunities for children of all ages in a safe and creative environment. Learn more at https://munciemuseum.com.
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