(Dodge County) The Dodge County area fared well in the latest round of grant announcements from the Alliant Energy Foundation. A total of 17 area nonprofit organizations are receiving community grants totaling $44,000 from the charitable arm of the utility.
That includes four local organizations, two of which are based in Beaver Dam: Clothes for Kids is getting $1,500 for their Kids Back To School Program while the Rock River Coalition is getting $2,500 for their Citizen Water Quality Monitoring Program Expansion in Dodge County. The Lomira Fire Department is getting $1,000 for a gear dryer. Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun is getting $2,000 for trail signage.
The grants fund projects in four key areas, including hunger and housing; workforce readiness; environmental stewardship; and diversity, safety and well-being. Julie Bauer, Executive Director of the Alliant Energy Foundation says the “entire community benefits when we work together and find creative opportunities that help make life better for others.”
In all of 2020, Alliant Energy’s Foundation provided over $895,000 to 376 organizations through its Community Grants Program. In addition, its annual Drive Out Hunger event generated $385,000 for seven food banks, enough to purchase 1.15 million meals for local families. Grants and donations are funded solely by Alliant Energy shareowners.
For more information about Alliant Energy’s Foundation, visit www.alliantenergy.com/foundation