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My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $31K to volunteer groups
My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $31K to volunteer groups

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Dozens of organizations are getting a financial boost from the Consumers Energy Foundation.

The organization recently awarded 64 grants totaling $30,900 to nonprofits across the state.  The Volunteer Investment Program grants are aimed at encouraging volunteering within Consumers Energy by rewarding those who work or have worked for the company.  This year’s recipients include:

Kalamazoo

  • $650 to Girl Scout Junior Troop 80462 (Jim Cottrell)
  • $450 to Mattawan Consolidated Schools Battle of the Books (Hillary Hogarth)
  • $550 to United States Bowling Congress Kalamazoo Area Youth Association/Airway Lanes (Susan Searles)

Kent

  • $450 to Byron Township Little League (Thomas McCoy, Jr.)
  • $650 to Cub Scout Pack 3364 (Wally Wasilewski)
  • $300 to Steepletown Neighborhood Services (Matthew Morrissey)
  • $450 to YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids - Southeast Boys Basketball (Wally Wasilewski)

Muskegon

  • $600 to Reeths Puffer Summer League Baseball (Andrew Kops)

Ottawa

  • $800 to Boy Scout Crew 9339 (Tod Landis)
  • $850 to Boy Scout Troop 39 (Tod Landis)
  • $600 to Boy Scout Troop 157 (Annette Carpenter)
  • $200 to Holland Senior Citizens Center Evergreen Commons (retiree Karen Kobiata)
  • $225 to Taking Root Ministries (retiree Raymond Smitter)

 

Last year, nonprofit organizations in Michigan received more than $8 million from Consumers Energy, its employees, retirees, foundation and parent company, CMS Energy.

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