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Foundation

We’re building sustainable communities by investing in what’s most important to Michigan – its people, our planet and Michigan’s prosperity.

People: Ending Poverty in Michigan

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Planet: Land, Water and Air

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Prosperity: Economic Development

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Committed to Diversity


The Consumers Energy Foundation’s investment in people, the planet, and Michigan’s prosperity is grounded in our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). We demonstrate this commitment by emphasizing DE&I in all funding areas and supporting social justice programs that advance equity.

Grant Seekers

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Working together, we can have a positive impact on Michigan.

Apply for a Consumers Energy Foundation Grant

Consumers Energy has been giving back to Michigan for 135 years, and since 1990 we have been helping local communities grow and thrive through the Consumers Energy Foundation. We invest in three key areas crucial to all of us in the Great Lakes State - our people, our planet and our prosperity. We provide grants and mobilize volunteers to create a positive impact - in 2021 alone, the Consumers Energy Foundation, Consumers Energy and its employees and retirees contributed more than $17.5 million to Michigan nonprofits. This includes more than $8.5 million from the Consumers Energy Foundation. Foundation giving is separate from other company contributions and cannot be used to directly benefit the corporation. The Consumers Energy Foundation is funded by company donations, not included in customer rates.

Quick Check:

  • PEOPLE: Will your project/program contribute to reducing poverty levels/ALICE numbers in Michigan through increased high school graduation rates; increasing the STEM/skilled labor talent pool; or supporting our most vulnerable residents and providing them with pathways to self-sufficiency?

  • PLANET: Will your project/program protect/preserve or restore land, freshwater bodies, or air quality in Michigan?

  • PROSPERITY: Will your project/program contribute to Michigan’s economy by creating safe, desirable neighborhoods, supporting job growth and entrepreneurs, or attracting visitors?

Apply for a Consumers Energy Foundation grant here.

$8.5 Million to Michigan Nonprofits


We are committed to supporting nonprofit organizations across the state.

2021 Year in Review



See How We’re Making an Impact


As of June 30, 2021 the Consumers Energy Foundation has approved $4.55 million in grants to Michigan nonprofits this year. The following are the expected impacts of those grants, gathered from data provided by grantees during the application process.

Graphic outlining specific areas and amounts that the Foundation has provided grants for.
Graphic outlining specific areas and amounts that the Foundation has provided grants for.


A Consumers Energy Energy grant helped a local alpaca farm during the COVID-19 pandemic

Helping a Family Alpaca Farm

An award-winning Alpaca farm is just one of the local small businesses we were able to help during the pandemic.

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In Spring of 2020 Consumers Energy donated more than $1 million to Michigan food banks and non-profits

Helping Food Banks and Other Non-Profits

In spring of 2020 we gave more than $1 million to Michigan food banks and other non-profits.

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Consumers Energy donated $1.8 million to help small businesses deal with the effects of the pandemic, including this bowling alley

Grants Help Bowling Center Reopen

We donated $1.8 million to help Michigan small businesses during COVID-19, including this bowling center.

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A Battle Creek Dance studio was one of the 200 small businesses to receive grants to help during the pandemic

Helping Create a Virtual Dance Recital

The Battle Creek Dance Studio was one of 200 small businesses to receive grants to help during the pandemic.

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Removing Barriers for Entrepreneurs

Our grant helped the LEAP One&All program support small business owners who fall at and below the ALICE threshold.

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Consumers Energy has a new initiative to clean up Michigan lakes, rivers and streams

Protecting Lakes, Streams and Rivers

Read how we helped a new initiative to clean up Michigan waterways.

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