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Community Grants

The Alliant Energy Foundation's Community Grants are directed to programs and projects that benefit the residents and communities in the three Midwestern states Alliant Energy serves.

Primary emphasis is given to organizations in areas where Alliant Energy has a presence and in communities where Alliant Energy employees live and work.

Grants are distributed two times a year to qualifying organizations within the Alliant Energy service territory. Gifts typically range from $500 to $5,000.

In 2014, the Foundation awarded 473 grants totaling nearly $1 million.

Community Grants from Alliant EnergyLearn how to apply for a Community Grant

General guidelines for Community Grants

Community Grants FAQ

Areas of focus

Grants are awarded in three major categories. Programs, projects or initiatives that promote safety and diversity and those that qualify in multiple categories will receive special consideration.

  • Helping Families: The Helping Families category covers programs that offer families tools for meeting their basic needs, such as food and housing support, as well as parenting skills classes and similar programs.
  • Education: The Education category will concentrate on various areas: job training, mentoring, public library support, financial literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Education, which align with our business and help develop the Alliant Energy employees of tomorrow.
  • Environment: We help protect the environment by supporting organizations that seek to educate, inform and advance environmental issues that have the potential to impact our communities.