Consumers Energy Foundation is currently seeking letters of intent from nonprofit organizations and municipalities for the 2023 Planet Awards! The Planet Awards will provide as much as $250,000 to two or more Michigan organizations aiming to make a positive impact on the State’s land, water, or air. The letter of intent is the first step in a two-step application process that will result in the award of up to $250,000 in funding per recipient ($500,000 total).
This year, we are accepting letters of intent to support projects improving Michigan’s environment in the following categories:
- Land. The Consumers Energy Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that aim to protect, preserve, and restore land in Michigan.
- Water. Our freshwater and lakes demand great care. Therefore, we support nonprofit organizations seeking to preserve and improve water quality in our Great Lakes, and our freshwater bodies that flow into them.
- Air. We support nonprofit organizations seeking to reduce carbon in Michigan’s air and improve air quality.
The Consumers Energy Foundation’s Planet Awards are the first of three $500,000 grant rounds in 2023, totaling $1.5 million. Additional requests for proposals will be announced later in the year for the People Awards and Prosperity Awards.
Applicants can access the letter of intent here. Please note that the deadline for submitting a letter of intent for the 2023 Planet Awards is 5:00 PM on February 3, 2023.
Thank you for help in ensuring the protection, preservation, and restoration of Michigan’s natural resources! I truly appreciate your time and expertise as we continue in our effort to build thriving communities throughout Michigan. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.