The company's corporate citizenship program, Xylem Watermark, is inviting customers and partners worldwide to nominate non-profit organizations in their communities to receive grant funding for Covid-19 responses.
The Watermark Partner Community Grants Program will accept online nominations from Xylem customers, suppliers and partners, anywhere in its global business network. Grants will be prioritized for non-profits working in communities that are either currently heavily impacted by Covid-19, or are high-risk, low-resource locations.
“Every day, I hear more stories about how our partners have mobilized to make sure water and other essential services continue getting to every hospital and critical care facility, every home and family,” said Joseph Vesey, Xylem chief marketing officer and chair of Xylem Watermark. “This grant fund is a way to partner with them, uniting community water operators and non-profit organizations to provide more help to front-line Covid-19 responses in their communities. And we'll also match any funds our customers raise, locally, like we do with our own employees.”
Xylem will prioritize initiatives focused on infection mitigation; support and safety for critical services and front-line personnel; community sustainability and resilience initiatives; and projects aligned to Watermark priority focus areas including emergency response, water, sanitation and health (WASH), water-related education and youth development programs.
Xylem Watermark is also matching all funds raised by its partners in support of local non-profits fighting Covid-19.
For further information, visit www.xylem.com/en-us/watermark/covid-19-response/watermark-pc-grants-program/