If you are looking at grants for your community, you should take a look at the Consumers Energy Foundation. If a non-profit organization is in our service area, they can apply for a grant for projects and activities with measurable impact in five areas:
- Social Welfare
- Michigan Growth and Environmental Enhancement
- Community and Civic
- Culture and the Arts
Financial support is primarily given to Michigan organizations classified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation considers requests from qualified organizations to support operating budgets and capital fund programs for the construction, refurbishment or purchase of buildings, structures, equipment or physical enhancements. Normally, the foundation will not contribute to endowments.
Follow these links to get more information on Consumers Energy Foundation grants:
- Grant Guidelines
- Grant Application Form
- How to Apply
- Application Instructions
- Frequently Asked Questions
Employee Volunteer Grants
The Consumers Energy Foundation also has two programs that recognize the time and effort our employees and retirees invest in non-profit organizations in your community. The Volunteer Investment Program (VIP) offers grants from $100 to $500 to organizations supported by our employees and retirees with their time. The CEEPSACER Program grants double Volunteer Investment Program (VIP) grants when at least two of the five promises are met in America’s Promise — The Alliance for Youth. The five promises include caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, marketable skills and opportunities to serve.