Wisconsin nonprofits receive $75,000 to fight hunger and food insecurity

Impact Grants from Alliant Energy’s Foundation help customers and communities on last days of Hunger Action Month

MADISON, WI (September 28, 2021) – As Hunger Action Month wraps up, six Wisconsin-based nonprofit organizations will receive Impact Grants from The Alliant Energy Foundation totaling $75,000 to fight hunger and food insecurity.  

“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 hunger and food insecurity are vital for the growth and development of our Wisconsin communities.”   

This month, Alliant Energy’s Foundation is donating nearly $545,000 to fund 24 Impact Grants across Wisconsin and Iowa. In Wisconsin, the hunger-focused Impact Grants were awarded to: 

Beyond Blessed Pantry: $10,000  
Purchasing fresh produce 

Caritas: $15,000  
Purchasing fresh produce & dairy 

FOCUS: $25,000  
New Freezer/Refrigerator 
Wisconsin Rapids 

Mission Nutrition DeForest: $5,000  
New Freezer/Refrigerator 

School District of Janesville: $12,500  
Bags of Hope 

United Way of Green County: $7,500  
Backpack Program 

Thus far in 2021, Alliant Energy’s Foundation has awarded nearly $490,000 to 23 Wisconsin-based organizations through its Impact Grants. The Foundation has awarded $810,000 in Impact Grants to 35 organizations across Wisconsin and Iowa. 

The Alliant Energy Foundation Impact Grants support co-created, collaborative, high-impact projects that build stronger communities. Impact Grants fund 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 www.alliantenergy.com/foundation.   

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 alliantenergy.com/foundation.

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