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DTE Energy Foundation

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    Funder Type

    Corporate Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    DTE Energy Foundation


    The DTE Energy Foundation is at the core of DTE Energy's commitment to the communities and customers it is privileged to serve. It will aggressively communicate this reaffirmed commitment at every opportunity.

    The DTE Energy Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the fabric of these communities and its connection to customers in following areas:

    • Arts & Culture: By supporting cultural institutions and community organizations, the DTE Energy Foundation is strengthening the economic vitality of cities across Michigan – helping draw visitors, showcase local businesses, and further grow communities. Priority will be given to organizations or initiatives that:
      • Demonstrate the positive quantifiable economic impact of their arts and cultural programming
      • Serve a diverse population of community members through their arts and culture programming
    • Community Transformation: support aims to make the streets and neighborhoods we live in integral to the economic vitality of Michigan. Priority will be given to organizations or initiatives that:
      • Improve community assets for residents' use
      • Affect the creation of new local businesses
      • Effectively connect residents to programs that improve their quality of life
    • Economic Progress: The DTE Energy Foundation works to promote economic progress by helping Michigan attract, retain and expand businesses. Priority will be given to organizations or initiatives that:
      • Increase business expansion and attraction
      • Provide employment opportunities for underserved populations
      • Provide support for small and minority businesses
      • Demonstrate the economic impact for the community
    • Education & Employment: The DTE Energy Foundation supports programs that provide hands-on, real-world education and job opportunities that prepare and motivate underserved youth and adults, differently-abled individuals, veterans, returning citizens and other community members. Priority will be given to organizations or initiatives that:
      • Assist participants in obtaining new occupational skills or educational credentials
      • Connect individuals to sustainable living-wage employment
      • Provide programs that expose young people to skills-based careers
      • Provide participants an opportunity to improve skills in a related STEM discipline
    • Environment: The DTE Energy Foundation believes in sustaining and protecting Michigan's treasured natural resources – and to help build the state's future. Priority will be given to organizations or initiatives that:
      • Demonstrate the impact of their sustainability programming
    • Human Needs: Through partnerships with human service organizations, the DTE Energy Foundation is focused on making sure that the needs of our neighbors and their communities are met. Priority will be given to organizations or initiatives that:
      • Can effectively address the immediate economic, social or physical needs of families or individuals
      • Demonstrate how their programming assists families and individuals in stabilizing their immediate needs
      • Improve and create long-term sustainability for families
    • Additional Giving: Along with its focus on arts and culture, community transformation, economic progress, education and employment, the environment and human needs, the DTE Energy Foundation also offers additional support to organizations across Michigan through its network of key partners, employees, contractors and retirees.

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Contributions are not given to:

    • Individuals (including those seeking direct scholarships)
    • Political parties, organizations or activities
    • Organizations for religious (denominational) purposes
    • Organizations that are not able to demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity (clients, staff and board composition)
    • Student group trips
    • National or international organizations, unless they are providing benefits directly to our service-area residents
    • Projects that may result in undue personal benefit to a member of the DTE Energy Foundation board or to any DTE Energy employee
    • Conferences, unless they are aligned with DTE Energy's business interests
    • Single purpose health organizations
    • Hospitals, for building or equipment needs
    • Little leagues and/or sports teams


    DTE Energy Foundation Staff

    DTE Energy Foundation Staff
    1 Energy Plaza
    Detroit, MI 48226
    (313) 235-9271

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are 501(c)3 organizations in a community where DTE Energy does business. This includes the US States of Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are accepted quarterly.

    Award Details

    Individual awards range from $500 to more than $10,000.  Larger requests will require more time to review and may be deferred to subsequent quarters. 

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