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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.

Our support of the Arctic Grayling Initiative is one way we’re helping to strengthen environmental stewardship and protect our state’s natural resources.

Nothing Fishy Here: The effort to reestablish Arctic Grayling in Michigan rivers | Force4Michigan

Our support of the Arctic Grayling Initiative is one way we’re helping to strengthen environmental stewardship and protect our state’s natural resources.

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Read how our support of Michigan Women Forward is helping women entrepreneurs across the state.

Supporting female entrepreneurs and small businesses across Michigan | Force4Michigan

Read how our support of Michigan Women Forward is helping women entrepreneurs across the state.

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Removing Barriers for Entrepreneurs | Force4Michigan

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

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Our grant is helping Allen Neighborhood Center bring comprehensive services to support local residents and the greater community

Consumers Energy Foundation Grant Supports Allen Place, A Mixed-Use Development in Lansing’s Eastside Neighborhood | Force4Michigan

Our grant is helping Allen Neighborhood Center bring comprehensive services to support local residents and the greater community.

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Read how our $250,000 Prosperity Award is helping to restore a downtown Flint landmark.

Historic Flint Masonic Temple to be restored and reopened as a premier arts and culture venue | Force4Michigan

Read how our $250,000 Prosperity Award is helping to restore a downtown Flint landmark.

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The Village of Pinckney was one recipient of our “Put Your Town on the Map” program supporting creative ideas in small towns.

Pinckney’s Community Garden goes from Grassroots to Full Bloom Thanks to Consumers Energy Foundation Grant | Force4Michigan

The Village of Pinckney was one recipient of our “Put Your Town on the Map” program supporting creative ideas in small towns.

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