Alliant Energy's community investment totals $7.3 million in 2017
"Every day, our company and the
Employee and retiree giving to nonprofit organizations takes many forms:
- Volunteering – Nonprofit organizations received
$115,900in grants as a result of employees and retirees volunteering more than 88,000 hours.
- Matching gifts –
$494,226went to higher education institutions, community foundations, food banks, food pantries, homeless shelters and a variety of other nonprofits through the foundation matching employee and retiree donations. United Waycampaigns – The company, employees and retirees pledged more than $1.2 million to 60 United Wayagencies across Iowaand Wisconsin. The funding goes to groups focusing on education, financial stability and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life and strong communities.
Other 2017 giving highlights include:
- Hometown Care program – Company contributions totaling
$2 millionthat help Iowaand Wisconsinlow-income customers with their energy bills.
- Second Harvest and Feeding America Food Banks – Funding for food pantries, including
$475,000raised through the company's annual Drive Out Hunger event.
- Education support – Invested
$556,000in education programs, including $193,000in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives such as the IowaGovernor's STEM Advisory Counciland the Wisconsin Science Festival.
- Foundation grants – 266 grants to organizations focusing their programs on helping families, education and the environment. This included
$460,000in Wisconsinand $420,000in Iowa.
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Scott Reigstad, (608) 458-3145