The Consumers Energy Foundation is especially focused on grants that protect and strengthen the health and sustainability of our state’s land, water and air.
Land, Water & Air
The Consumers Energy Foundation is currently accepting letters of intent for the 2023 Planet Awards! The Planet Awards will provide as much as $250,000 to two or more Michigan nonprofits ($500,000 total) aiming to make a positive impact on the State’s land, water, or air. Learn more about the Planet Awards here.
Let’s make a positive impact in Michigan together! Please submit your letter of intent here by 5:00 PM on February 3, 2023.
The Consumers Energy Foundation is dedicated to ensuring Michigan has world-class natural resources by funding programs and organizations that strengthen environmental stewardship, preserve the natural beauty of Michigan and reduce environmental impact when natural resources are used.
The Consumers Energy Foundation supports nonprofit agencies that aim to protect, preserve and restore land in Michigan.
Recent grant recipients include Land Conservancy of West Michigan to acquire an old golf course, transform it into green space, and restore native habitat, and North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy to restore and protect the natural habitat of the Poweshiek skipperling butterfly.
Our freshwater and lakes demand great care. Therefore, we support nonprofit agencies seeking to preserve and improve water quality in our Great Lakes, and our freshwater bodies that flow into them.
We’re proud of our contributions to care for Michigan’s waterways, including recent grants to the Friends of the Shiawassee River stream monitoring program, and the Michigan United Conservation Clubs On the Water program.
We support nonprofit organizations seeking to reduce carbon in Michigan’s air, and improve air quality.
Projects including the Conservation Resource Alliance Wild Roots program and the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks Urban Forest Project reduce air pollution and create a better atmosphere for future generations.
We funded an initiative by Michigan Arbor Day Alliance to teach kids about natural resources.Read More
We awarded the Land Conservancy of West Michigan a grant to support its Barrier Dunes Sanctuary Addition.
Our state is rich with natural resources that need protecting. If your nonprofit is focused on the health of our lakes, rivers, forests or wildlife, we might be able to help.Learn More