These are the causes that get us out of bed in the morning.

We focus Alliant Energy and Alliant Energy Foundation giving on programs that align with company goals and support our core areas.
Note: Not all projects listed are eligible for both Giving for Good sponsorships and Impact Grants. Some projects, as noted, are eligible only for one or the other.

Hunger and Housing

In this category, we specifically support programs in these areas:

  • Clothing, household needs − Clothing, cribs, car seats, school supplies and programs that provide other household necessities and essentials.
  • Food, nutrition − Pantries, delivery programs, school programs to help underserved individuals meet basic needs, meal outreach, backpack nutrition programs, refrigerators and freezers.
  • Housing, shelter − Emergency/homeless shelter support, refrigerators and freezers (not furnaces, boilers, space heaters, etc.), transition and permanent housing programs, housing for people with disabilities.

Workforce Readiness

In this category, we specifically support programs in these areas:

  • Agriculture − FFA, 4-H, school garden programs, farm education and innovation, county fairs.
  • Literacy − School and general library programs, summer reading, bookmobile, adult literacy programs.
  • STEM − Science, technology, engineering and math programming, innovation, workshops, interactive classroom programs/tools, related afterschool/summer programs.
  • Workforce Development − Career exploration and job training programs for kids, employment skills for disadvantaged youth, employment for people with disabilities.
  • Youth Development, mentoring − Leadership and mentoring, anti-bullying, afterschool programs, YMCA.

Environmental Stewardship

In this category, we specifically support programs in these areas:

  • Environmental conservation − Protection or conservation of wildlife spaces, planting trees and prairies, habitat creation and protection, water cleanup.
  • Environmental education − Public education, workshops, or school programs about environmental issues, endangered species, wildlife protection.
  • Park updates − City parks, benches, signage, picnic tables.
  • Trail projects − Wildlife areas, benches, signage, picnic tables, garden beds, trail maintenance.

Diversity, Safety and Well-being

In this category, we specifically support programs in these areas:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) − We seek and support community programs that promote equal rights and inclusion for people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, women, veterans and other historically underrepresented groups. DE&I programs aligned with hunger, housing, workforce development, education and STEM initiatives remain our highest priority.
  • First responders − Lifesaving/protective equipment for first responders, thermal imaging cameras, gas monitors, fire protective gear, AEDs. (Note: Eligible for Giving for Good sponsorships only with a standard amount of $1,000.)
  • Disaster readiness and relief – Relief from natural disasters and fires, pandemics.
  • Domestic/child abuse − Safe houses and shelters, prevention and awareness programs.

Community Engagement

(Eligible for Giving for Good sponsorships only.)

In this category, we specifically support programs in these areas:

  • Community festivals – July Fourth fireworks and events, summer community festivals, county fairs, holiday lights and parades.
  • Playground updates – New playground equipment at public parks (not private facilities). (Note: standard amount of $1,000.)