The Consumers Energy Foundation makes grants to help improve the welfare and well-being of communities in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
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.
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.
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 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.
Frankenmuth needed help building a new farmer’s market. We helped out with a grant for $75,000.
When the Muskegon Museum of Art needed funding for an exhibit featuring Michigan artists, we got involved.
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.View Guidelines