Consumers Energy | Supporting Our Communities

Consumers Energy and the Consumers Energy Foundation give Michigan cities, towns and neighborhoods the extra support needed to build communities that we’re proud to call home. We strengthen local education, social services, the environment, and community, economic and cultural development.

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Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Consumers Energy Foundation Seeks Applicants for Prosperity Awards, Supporting Economic, Neighborhood Development With $500,000
The Consumers Energy Foundation is highlighting its commitment to Michigan’s businesses and communities by providing $500,000 to nonprofit organizations through its first Prosperity Awards.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist Joins DTE and Consumers Energy as Companies Announce $15 Billion Commitment to Grow Michigan Businesses
Governor Gretchen Whitmer, DTE and Consumers Energy today announced a $15 billion commitment to spend with Michigan-based companies over the next five years through Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) initiative.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Consumers Energy, Grand Rapids Public Schools Name Finalists for Seventh Annual Student Art Competition
Ten Grand Rapids Public Schools students have been selected from a record number of entries in an annual art competition focused on energy-related subjects. The artwork will be on display this fall during Project 1 by ArtPrize through collaboration with the district and Consumers Energy.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

$13M Apartment Complex Breaks Ground in Downtown Jackson
The $13 million development, called The 200, includes plans for 86 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments on four floors. It’s on pace to open in spring 2021, said Kevin Thomson of Jackson Downtown Partners, developer of the complex.

The city is giving over the land for $1 and Consumers Energy is incorporating the project into its Jackson Smart Energy District.

Plans for complex include solar panels on the roof and energy efficiencies throughout.

Education

Consumers Energy Powers Future STEM Careers by Inspiring Students through Robotics Programs
This year’s season is over for high school robotics teams across Michigan, but Consumers Energy is still bringing the energy to their cause.

Consumers Energy sponsored last month’s FIRST Championship for high school teams in Detroit. Why? Because we feel we can’t do enough to promote this fun and life-changing program in schools. Our charitable foundation last year contributed more than $450,000 to support STEM programs, including FIRST teams across the state, because we see the need for students to fill demanding jobs with our company and others in Michigan.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Consumers Energy Foundation Provides $500,000 to Three Projects Protecting Michigan’s Natural Resources, with Planet Awards
The Consumers Energy Foundation celebrated Earth Day today by providing $500,000 for three projects that will make a significant impact on Michigan’s environment – protecting habitat for Michigan’s wildlife, planting 100,000 trees and preserving freshwater resources.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Consumers Energy Provides $15,000 to Three Michigan Community Projects with ‘Put Your Town on the Map’ Competition
Michigan communities in Huron, Ottawa and Kent counties are receiving a total of $15,000 for projects to energize local residents and attract statewide attention after winning Consumers Energy’s first “Put Your Town on the Map” competition. Port Austin received $7,500 for first place. Spring Lake received $5,000 as runner-up, and Sparta received $2,500. Also competing were projects in Greenville, Groveland Township, Pentwater, Quincy, Shelby, Stanton and West Branch.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Michigan Strategic Fund, Consumers Energy Foundation, Jackson Organizations Give $300,000 to Lean Rocket Lab Business Incubator
The Lean Rocket Lab announced today that it is receiving $300,000 in support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Consumers Energy Foundation and local organizations to help nurture the next generation of businesses in Jackson.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Hundreds March in Walk for Warmth
Hundreds of Consumers Energy employees, family and friends took part in the annual Walk for Warmth in Jackson on Thursday, raising funds to help community members in need with their energy bills. The Jackson event was one of many around the state in which company employees have participated this year.

Education

Consumers Energy Welcomes Students to STEM and Robotics Expo
On Friday, about 180 Jackson County middle and high school students from 11 schools will showcase their work during Consumers Energy’s annual STEM and robotics expo. Students are part of teams that spend the year developing robotics projects for competitions that build their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills that can lead to high-tech careers.

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