Frequently Asked Questions

Get all the answers you need here

Are my donations 100% tax deductible?

Yes. AWWA’s Water Equation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which means that all gifts are tax-exempt to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Can I donate with a credit card?

Certainly! You can donate on our website or you can call 303.347.6187. Please have your credit card ready – we accept all major credit cards (VISA, AMEX, MasterCard, Discover).

Can I make an automatic, recurring gift?

Absolutely! An easy and convenient monthly, quarterly or annual recurring gift is a wonderful way to support programming funded by AWWA’s Water Equation. To get started please visit our website and select Monthly when you make a gift.

How do I make a year-end gift?

Year-end gifts can be made at the end of each calendar year. Credit card donations must be processed through our website by 11:59pm CST on December 31. Checks must be both dated and postmarked by December 31 in order to be processed as a year-end gift.

If I chose to send my gift by mail, how should I write my check?

Please write your check to AWWA and note Water Equation on the memo line. You can also indicate how you would like to have your gift designated—Scholarship, Leadership or Community Engineering Corps so that we can distribute your donation accordingly. We are unable to process checks written to other organizations.

Is your online donation page safe and secure?

AWWA’s Water Equation online donation form is operated by, a respected industry leader in online donations. When you enter your credit or debit card information onto our secure (SSL) website your information is encrypted and is unreadable to anyone outside the transaction process.

What are the Foundation's administrative costs?

100% of your gift is designated to our programming. American Water Works Association pays all administrative costs for the philanthropy.

What does my donation support?

You can apply your donations to different programs by marking your gifts as unrestricted or restricted.

  • Unrestricted gifts are among the most valuable because they allow us to allocate the funds wherever the need is greatest.
  • Restricted gifts allow you to designate your gift to a specific program, grant, scholarship or endowment. When you designate your gift, you enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a program that is personally meaningful to you.

What is AWWA's Water Equation Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

Please use 13-5660277 for your tax needs.