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As of: 7:31 PM, 12/1/20

Grant Seekers

We are taking grant applications for nonprofits that align with our mission to make a positive impact in Michigan by funding programs that support our state’s people, our planet, and Michigan’s prosperity.

Assisting Our Neighbors In Need


We are investing in what’s most important to Michigan – its people, our planet and Michigan’s prosperity. We award grants for capital funding and innovative projects and campaigns that align with our priorities for each.

However, these are unprecedented times. With COVID-19 concerns growing, the safety and health of Michigan’s people remains our top priority. As a result, the Consumers Energy Foundation has made the decision to focus on assisting our neighbors in need. We will consider grant requests for funding to local nonprofits supporting our low-income customers, neighbors and friends including Michigan’s children, vulnerable seniors and those who may need help with food and other critical needs.

We look forward to the opportunity to once again support projects to care for our environment and strengthen communities across our state. We appreciate your understanding. If you are a small business seeking assistance, please contact Consumers Energy’s business center at 800-805-0490 and www.ConsumersEnergy.com/smallbusinessrelief.

Geographic Focus


We are primarily focused on communities in Michigan's Lower Peninsula where Consumers Energy has a business presence. We will consider requests from organizations located elsewhere for programs or projects that significantly benefit our state and the communities served by Consumers Energy.

What the Foundation Does Not Fund


There are legal and practical limits to what the Foundation supports. For example, the Foundation does not purchase tickets or make payments to events or celebrations to raise funds for charitable purposes, nor does it sponsor advertising supporting these efforts. What follows is a list of requests that fall outside of the Foundation's scope.

  • Individuals
  • Individual scholarships
  • Individual sponsorships related to fundraising
  • Organizations that do not qualify as charitable organizations as defined by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Organizations that practice discrimination on the basis of sex, age, height, weight, marital status, race, religion, sexual orientation, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, handicap or veteran status
  • Political organizations and political campaigns
  • Religious organizations when the contribution will be used for denominational or sectarian purposes
  • Labor or veterans organizations
  • Fraternal orders
  • Social clubs
  • Debt-reduction campaigns
  • Sports tournaments
  • Talent or beauty contests
  • Loans for small business

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