Consumers Energy employees are deeply involved in the community, volunteering at nonprofits, schools and local organizations to help their neighbors and the underserved.
Unstoppable Volunteer Spirit
Our team members’ strong ties with nonprofits include serving on local boards and committees and serving as mentors, fundraisers and organizers. We support their volunteerism through three grant programs—Volunteer Investment Program (VIP), Caring for Community and Matching Gifts Program.
Building Stronger Communities Through Volunteering
Strong communities rely on volunteers. More than 4,000 of our employees and retirees volunteer across Michigan annually. You’ll find them volunteering in classrooms, community centers and food pantries. They are baseball coaches, school board members, Scout leaders and first responders. They build homes, serve on nonprofit boards and care for animals. To inspire and reward employees for helping their community, the Consumers Energy Foundation gives grants of up to $500 for the nonprofits with which they work. The VIP grant awards are doubled for organizations working with youth.
Team Blue Means More Green for Nonprofits
When team members volunteer as a group, the Consumers Energy Foundation donates $250 in Caring for Community grants to qualifying nonprofits. More than 1,000 employees formed groups last year to serve meals at homeless shelters, build homes for Habitat for Humanity, beautify community spaces, deliver water and remove invasive species.
When Our Employees Give, Communities Get More
Our employees want to improve the communities where they live. So we match employee donations dollar for dollar for gifts $25 or more, up to $1,000 per year to community foundations, food banks, homeless shelters and universities. Retiree donations are matched at 50%. Annually, the Consumers Energy Foundation donates $105,000 in matching funds. It’s our way of honoring our employees and retirees and the causes that matter most to them.