Consumers Energy builds strong Michigan communities by supporting local nonprofit organizations, events and programs.

  • We walk to keep our community warm.
  • Our annual United Way campaign helps support education programs that span from cradle to career.
  • Our United Way donations also support financial stability programs including credit counseling and money management programs.
  • Money raised in our corporate United Way campaign funds mentor programs to help kids stay in school and succeed.
  • The Consumers Energy United Way campaign supports high-quality after-school programs for children and youth to help them succeed socially, intellectually and physically.

Help When People Need it Most


In addition to providing grants to nonprofit organizations through the Consumers Energy Foundation, we also support nonprofit groups and communities. We mobilize employee volunteers and sponsor regional community events including the CRIM Festival of Races, the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, AuSable River Canoe Marathon, the Saginaw Light Up the City crime prevention program, the ArtPrize SmartArt competition in Grand Rapids and the Michigan Centennial Farm Program. Since 2014, we have provided more than $41 million to Michigan nonprofits to help customers in need pay their energy bills. If you are facing hardship with energy bills or other needs, please call 2-1-1 to be connected to resources in your community.

We also help to strengthen lives and communities through special outreach efforts. Our team members raise hundreds of thousands of dollars annually through Walk for Warmth and United Way campaigns across the state.

We Keep Nonprofits in Mind, by Donating In-Kind


When we upgrade our equipment and office furniture, we donate our used equipment to nonprofits, providing additional resources to run their organizations. These hand-me-downs are a leg up for schools and charities that run on tight budgets. Instead of using funds on PCs, printers or office furniture, they can spend it helping more people. In Jackson, we recently provided a classroom of computers to an afterschool program that helps students with reading and homework.

Good To Know

Walk for Warmth

Thousands of employees, family members and friends help Michigan families stay warm by raising money to support the efforts of the local Community Action Agencies’ Walks for Warmth.

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Where there’s a need, PeopleCare.

We’ve been working with The Salvation Army since 1983 to provide short-term emergency aid to those in need.

Corporate Sponsorships

We support community events that benefit local cities and towns in our service territory. If you’re seeking a sponsor, we may be able to help.

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