Alliant Energy donates total of $42,500 to several United Way organizations
Funding assists COVID-19 relief efforts of local United Way organizations
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – March 26, 2020 – Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) has donated $42,500 to local United Way organizations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This immediate assistance is part of Alliant Energy’s continued commitment to helping communities during this health crisis.
The aid will directly benefit some of the United Way organizations that are assisting with emergency relief efforts in communities that Alliant Energy serves in Iowa and Wisconsin.
“We have an ongoing commitment to the communities that we serve. We are demonstrating this commitment by acting quickly and providing immediate support to the United Way organizations that will assist our customers and the communities,” said Julie Bauer, Executive Director of the Alliant Energy Foundation. “We are continuing to help minimize the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.”
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Alliant Energy’s support is addressing increasing needs and benefiting five United Way organizations, including:
• United Way of Dane County (Wisconsin)
• United Way of East Central Iowa (Iowa)
• United Way Blackhawk Region (Wisconsin)
• United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States (Iowa)
• United Way of Sheboygan County (Wisconsin)
Last week, Alliant Energy announced the company donated $100,000 to the coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts in Iowa and Wisconsin through its foundation. That support is helping organizations such as six Feeding America Food Banks, the American Red Cross and other emergency relief services in Iowa and Wisconsin meet the current needs.
Alliant Energy is also encouraging current and retired employees to donate to local relief efforts and matching those gifts.
Alliant Energy will continue to work with community partners and monitor new information from government officials to evaluate community needs and use that info as a guide to future gifts.
In addition, Alliant Energy supports the Hometown Care Energy Fund in Iowa and Wisconsin. This fund is supported annually with funds from Alliant Energy and voluntary contributions from customers to assist customers that need financial help. For information on the Hometown Care Energy Fund, call 1-800-255-4268 or visit alliantenergy.com and click on the ‘Bill Pay Options’ tab.
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.