MADISON, Wis., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonprofit organizations, local communities and students in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota benefited in 2015 from Alliant Energy corporate and Foundation giving. Corporate giving was almost $3.4 million, and the Alliant Energy Foundation awarded nearly $1.9 million across its service territory.
Corporate contributions included $2 million to the Hometown Care program, which helps low-income customers with their energy bills in Iowa and Wisconsin. Major corporate contributions also included $77,000 to the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (IA) for its mobile food pantry program, $50,000 to Second Harvest Foodbank for a Rock County (WI) mobile food pantry and a combined $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity in Iowa and Wisconsin. The corporate match for employee contributions to United Way was $600,000, given to 55 local agencies.
The Alliant Energy Foundation focuses its Community Grants in three main areas: Helping Families, Education, and the Environment. That giving totaled more than $728,000 from 695 grants. Top Foundation grants included $17,500 to the Urban League of Greater Madison, $13,200 to The Nature Conservancy and $5,000 each to the Science Center of Iowa and Iowa Jobs for America's Graduates.
The Foundation also matched more than $900,000 in employee and retiree giving to nonprofits through its Matching Gift Program. Additionally, it awarded more than $119,000 in grants to organizations for which employees and retirees volunteer. Employees and retirees reported more than 87,000 hours of volunteer work for the program year.
"Partnering with our local organizations is important," said Patricia Kampling, Alliant Energy's Chairman, President and CEO. "We know the strength of our communities is essential. That's why playing an active role in the places we live – through our giving and our volunteering – is part of who we are."
"We call that using our energy for good," Kampling said. "At Alliant Energy, it's how we do business."
Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated electric and natural gas service to approximately 950,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers in Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy's mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy's two public utility subsidiaries. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com.
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