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Consumers Energy Foundation supports local nonprofits during pandemic

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Posted at 9:21 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 09:21:52-05

JACKSON, Mich. — The Consumers Energy Foundation on Tuesday announced more than $480,000 in grants to help Michigan nonprofit organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the pandemic began in March, the foundation has provided $5.4 million in direct response, according to a news release.

“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.”

The foundation’s grants support organizations working on the front lines to directly meet basic needs, such as food and shelter.

Grants in this round included:

- Food Bank Council of Michigan - $200,000

- Community Economic Development Association of Michigan – $100,000

- Greater Lansing Food Bank’s Building Hope Campaign – $50,000

- Start Garden (Grand Rapids) – $30,000

- Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (MCREST) – $25,000

- Community Homeworks (Kalamazoo) – $15,000

- Nonprofit Network (Jackson) – $15,000

- Degage Ministries (Grand Rapids) – $10,000

- Devereaux Memorial Library (Grayling) – $10,000

- Trauma Recovery Associates (Kalamazoo) – $10,000

- Disability Services Resource Center (Bay City) – $5,000

- Motherly Intercession (Flint) – $5,000

- Urban Roots (Grand Rapids) – $5,000

- Open Door Outreach Center (Oakland County) – $2,500