Consumers Energy Foundation grants $480K for nonprofits struggling with coronavirus effects

JACKSON—The Consumers Energy Foundation has announced more than $480,000 in grants to help Michigan nonprofits provide critical help to communities across Michigan. The Jackson-based foundation has now provided $5.4 million in response to the pandemic since March.

“Consumers Energy is committed to being part of the solution as Michiganders work toward brighter days ahead this year,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s president and CEO. “These are extraordinary times, and we are humbled to play a part in supporting organizations that are doing so much for our communities.”

Grants made include:

  • $200,000 to the Food Bank Council of Michigan to address food insecurity.
  • $100,000 to the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan
  • $50,000 to the Greater Lansing Food Bank Building Hope Campaign
  • $30,000 to Start Garden, a business incubator in Grand Rapids
  • $25,000 to the Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team
  • $15,000 to Community Homeworks in Kalamazoo
  • $15,000 to the Nonprofit Network in Jackson
  • $10,000 to Degage Ministries in Grand Rapids
  • $10,000 to Devereaux Memorial Library, Grayling
  • $10,000 to Trauma Recovery Associates, Kalamazoo
  • $5,000 to Disability Services Resource Center, Bay City
  • $5,000 to Urban Roots, Grand Rapids
  • $2,500 to the Open Door Outreach Center, Oakland County

The Consumers Energy Foundation is the charitable arm of Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, which provides natural gas or electricity to 6.7 million Michigan residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. More at

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