In addition to providing grants to nonprofit organizations, Consumers Energy supports nonprofit groups and community activities through its Corporate Giving program. The application process is the same for a grant from the Foundation or the Corporate Giving program.
The Heat and Warmth Fund and Michigan FFA are beneficiaries of our Corporate Giving program. The program also supports unique sponsorships such as the Senior Citizen of the Year Award.
We also help to strengthen lives and communities through special outreach efforts. They include:
In-kind Community Support
In 2012, our employees, retirees and the corporation pledged nearly $1.7 million to 56 local United Ways serving communities in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Employees and retirees also volunteer on fund-raising campaigns, accept leadership roles, serve on boards and participate in employee-volunteer events. They also earn Volunteer Investment Program grants from the Consumers Energy Foundation for volunteering for the United Way and partner organizations.
In 2012, Consumers Energy customers, employees and retirees contributed nearly $711,000 to PeopleCare to help more than 3,000 Michigan households struggling to make ends meet. PeopleCare helps provide emergency aid for items such as groceries, clothing, prescriptions, rent or mortgage payments.
The Salvation Army, through its 38 Corps community centers in Consumers Energy territory, determines eligibility for both bill credits and emergency assistance and distributes the aid in tandem with other case management services that help improve household and financial stability.
In-Kind Community Support
Consumers Energy and CMS Energy support communities through in-kind donations of services and goods.
These include donating or selling used computers, furniture and office equipment for qualified nonprofit agencies; facilitating meetings; providing job shadowing for students; and connecting employees and retirees to volunteer opportunities.
For inquiries about in-kind community support, please contact:
Consumers Energy Foundation
One Energy Plaza, EP8-210
Jackson, MI 49201-2276
Updated March 2013
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