Consumers Energy Foundation Provides $135,000 to Michigan Nonprofits Through COVID-19 Pandemic

JACKSON, Mich., July 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumers Energy Foundation today announced $135,000 in grants to assist 14 Michigan nonprofit organizations, helping them meet critical needs as they serve residents the COVID-19 pandemic has affected.

"We want to do our part to help people, businesses and communities that will continue to feel the pandemic's effects for months," said Brandon Hofmeister, president of the Consumers Energy Foundation. "These nonprofits are meeting some of the most critical and urgent needs of Michigan's people and communities hit hardest by the impact of COVID-19."

The new grants will help nonprofit organizations in various ways, allowing them to provide food and personal supplies to clients, buy cleaning supplies, and meet equipment and furniture needs as organizations change how they serve the public.

Since March, the Consumers Energy Foundation has provided more than $3.6 million to Michigan nonprofit organizations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new Foundation grants are helping the following organizations:
  • Family & Children's Services of Mid-Michigan, Midland – $25,000  Housing Resources Inc., Kalamazoo – $15,000  Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth, Grand Rapids – $10,000  Foundation for Mott Community College, Flint – $10,000  Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Frankenmuth – $10,000  Charitable Union, Battle Creek – $10,000  Muskegon Rescue Mission, Muskegon – $10,000  Meals on Wheels Western Michigan, Grandville – $10,000  Clothing INC, Mount Pleasant – $8,000  Ministry with Community, Kalamazoo – $7,500  Eastside Community Action Center, Lansing – $5,000  Family Counseling & Children's Services of Lenawee County/Catherine Cobb Safe House, Adrian – $5,000  Love Thy Neighbor Grand Traverse Region, Traverse City – $5,000  Women's Resource Center, Grand Rapids – $5,000

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The Consumers Energy Foundation is the charitable arm of Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest energy provider. The Foundation enables communities to thrive and grow by investing in what's most important to Michigan — its people, our planet and Michigan's prosperity. For more information about the Consumers Energy Foundation, visit

Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest energy provider, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and/or electricity to 6.7 million of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

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