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Prosperity

The Consumers Energy Foundation makes grants to help improve the welfare and well-being of communities in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

  • Our Foundation grants are hard at work helping to beautify and strengthen Michigan cities and towns.
  • We fund projects to revitalize neighborhoods and create thriving downtown communities for businesses, residents and visitors.
  • Our grants support the places you live and play – beautifying parks in communities around Michigan.
  • We support nonprofit organizations that help some of Michigan’s most vulnerable families.
  • We are proud to support local community events to help Michigan’s hometowns thrive.
  • We fund nonprofits who support entrepreneurs – helping to build small businesses and create job growth in our state.
  • We are proud to fund business incubation programs to help create economic and cultural opportunities in Michigan.

Growing Our Local Economy and Resources


The Consumers Energy Foundation is dedicated to ensuring Michigan businesses and communities are growing and have world-class cultural resources. We’re deeply involved in community development efforts across the state. We’re very deliberate about working with Michigan companies and have commitments to spend billions with state businesses through the Pure Michigan Business Connect initiative. We award grants to support economic development to improve the welfare of whole communities, with a focus on funding projects with long-term benefits.


Neighborhood Revitalization

We imagine a Michigan where every community is not only livable, but lovable. Places with attractive public assets, great neighborhoods and vibrant downtowns. That’s why we support community foundations, municipalities and nonprofits through grants such as recent contributions to Communities First, City of Luna Pier and City of Muskegon to create vibrant commercial and residential areas across lower Michigan.


Entrepreneurs

Supporting Michigan’s entrepreneurs is an investment in our communities and a commitment to creating jobs and viable businesses. Some of our more recent grant recipients include Michigan Women Forward woman entrepreneurship initiative, Lean Rocket Labs business incubator and the Marketplace Food Festival Kitchen in Jackson.


Arts & Culture

Arts and culture provides job opportunities, attracts visitors and creates vibrant communities in Michigan. We are proud to support nonprofits including the Jackson School of the Arts, the Capitol Theatre in Flint and public radio stations across the state to enrich the lives of Michigan’s residents.

Good To Know

Ready. Set. Grow.

Frankenmuth needed help building a new farmer’s market. We helped out with a grant for $75,000. 

Learn About Grants
Gotta Have Art

When the Muskegon Museum of Art needed funding for an exhibit featuring Michigan artists, we got involved. 

Learn How
Apply for a Grant

We’re always taking applications for grants to care for the basic needs and future success of Michigan’s residents. Do you have a program that will help others? Let us know.

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