We’re building sustainable communities by investing in what’s most important to Michigan – its people, our planet and Michigan’s prosperity.
Consumers Energy has been giving back to Michigan for 134 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 2020 alone, the Consumers Energy Foundation, Consumers Energy and its employees and retirees contributed more than $19 million to Michigan nonprofits. This includes $9.7 million from the Foundation, of which more than $5.4 million was directed to Michigan’s nonprofits to support COVID relief. We do it all without using funds generated from our customers. Instead, we use shareholder funds, along with contributions from current employees and retirees.
$5.4 Million for COVID Relief
We are committed to assisting our neighbors in need. Since March of 2020, we have provided more than $5.4 million to Michigan’s nonprofits to care for our communities during these difficult times.
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.
An award-winning Alpaca farm is just one of the local small businesses we were able to help during the pandemic.Read More
In spring of 2020 we gave more than $1 million to Michigan food banks and other non-profits.Read More
We donated $1.8 million to help Michigan small businesses during COVID-19, including this bowling center.Read More
The Battle Creek Dance Studio was one of 200 small businesses to receive grants to help during the pandemic.Read More