Iowa nonprofits receive $160,000 from The Alliant Energy Foundation

Impact Grants awarded to help customers and communities 

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (September 28, 2021) – Six Iowa-based nonprofit organizations are receiving Impact Grants from Alliant Energy’s Foundation totaling $160,000 to support strategic projects that directly impact Alliant Energy customers and communities.  

“We are proud to support these organizations with our Impact Grants as their services and programs provide care for others that is needed now more than ever,” said Julie Bauer, executive director of The Alliant Energy Foundation. “Funding their efforts to combat challenges like hunger and housing shortage, and to promote workforce readiness, diversity, safety and wellbeing, are all vital for the growth and development of our Iowa communities.”  

In Iowa, Impact Grants were recently awarded to:  

Cedar Rapids Community School Foundation: $25,000  
Increasing STEM programming  
Cedar Rapids 

Dubuque Community School Foundation: $25,000  
Increasing STEM programming  

Food Bank of Iowa: $20,000  
Centerville Mobile Food Pantry  
Centerville and Appanoose County  

Salvation Army: $40,000 
Meal Programs 

United Ways of Iowa: $25,000  
Iowa Nonprofit Alliance  

Volunteer Iowa: $25,000  
National Service Organizational Capacity-Building for BIPOC Leaders  

Thus far in 2021, Alliant Energy’s Foundation has awarded nearly $320,000 to 12 Iowa-based organizations through Impact Grants. In total, the Foundation has awarded nearly $810,000 in Impact Grants to 35 organizations across Iowa and Wisconsin.  

The Alliant Energy Foundation Impact Grants support co-created, collaborative, high-impact projects that build stronger communities in four key focus areas including hunger and housing, workforce readiness, environmental stewardship and diversity, safety and well-being. Grants and donations are funded solely by Alliant Energy shareowners. 

For more information about The Alliant Energy Foundation, visit  

The Alliant Energy Foundation is a philanthropic organization created by Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: LNT) and is operated as a separate entity led by its own board of directors. The Foundation is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where Alliant Energy employees, retirees and customers live and work. The Foundation, which is funded solely by Alliant Energy shareowners, seeks to further the corporation’s goal of being a good corporate citizen and contributing member of society. Since 1998, the Foundation has contributed $55 million to innovative projects and local nonprofits. For more information, visit  

Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: LNT) provides regulated energy service to 1 million electric and 425,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy's mission is to deliver energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) and Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) are Alliant Energy's two public energy companies. Alliant Energy is a component of Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index and the S&P 500. For more information, visit and follow Alliant Energy on LinkedIn, FacebookInstagram and X.

Media Contact

Melissa McCarville

(319) 786-4169

Contact Media Relations

24-hour access for reporters

For Iowa inquiries: (319) 786-4040
For Wisconsin inquiries: (608) 458-4040

Related Stories

View More News Releases