CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy-two nonprofit organizations across Iowa are receiving community grants totaling $185,635 from the Alliant Energy Foundation in the first half of 2016 giving.
"All of these organizations do great work for the people of Iowa," said Julie Bauer, executive director of the Alliant Energy Foundation. "We know that strategic grants like these can make a big difference in helping to do more good things in the communities we serve." The Alliant Energy Foundation's grants are targeted to three main areas – helping families, education and the environment.
Among nonprofits receiving grants are:
- Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines, $5,000 for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education
- Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation, $5,000 for its Business Horizons Program
- Iowa 4-H Club Foundation, Marshalltown, $2,500 for Summer STEM Programming
- Cedar Rapids Community School District Foundation, $7,500 for Franklin KITE and $2,500 for Home School Assistance Robotics Program
- Horizons, A Family Service Alliance, Cedar Rapids, $5,000 for Horizons Meals on Wheels
- Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, $5,000 for Exposing STEM Skills through programming
- Junior Achievement of the Heartland, $5,000 for JA Economics for Success: Helping Develop Future Employee
- North Iowa Area Community College Foundation, Mason City, $3,500 for Super Science and STEM Solutions for North Iowa
- River Bend Food Bank, $2,500 for Mobile Food Pantry in Muscatine
- Arnolds Park Library, $2,600 for Early Literacy Stations, After School Edge
The Alliant Energy Foundation is a philanthropic organization created by Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) and is operated as a separate entity led by its own board of directors. The Foundation is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where Alliant Energy employees, retirees and customers live and work. The Foundation, which is funded solely by Alliant Energy shareowners, seeks to further the corporation's goal of being a good corporate citizen and contributing member of society. Its expenses and programs are not included in rates charged to utility customers. The Alliant Energy Foundation and Alliant Energy have given more than $48 million since the Foundation's inception. To learn more about the Alliant Energy Foundation, visit alliantenergy.com/foundation.
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SOURCE Alliant Energy Corporation