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My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $39K to nonprofits
My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $39K to nonprofits

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Dozens of nonprofit organizations that are close to the hearts of Consumers Energy employees are getting a financial boost.

The Consumers Energy Foundation recently awarded 78 grants worth $38,350 to organizations in Michigan where Consumers employees and retirees volunteer.  Last year, nonprofits in the state received more than $8 million from Consumers Energy and its employees, retirees, foundation and parent company, CMS Energy.  

The 2014 second quarter grant recipients include:

Allegan County

  • $450 to Fennville Public Schools Youth Baseball (Loren Barnes)
  • $550 to Fennville Public Schools Youth Football (Loren Barnes)

Ionia County

  • $550 to Portland Public Schools Wrestling Club (Chad Miller)

Kalamazoo County

  • $225 to Comstock Community Center (Retiree Reinard VanOosterum)
  • $1,000 to Boy Scout Troop 265 (Kevin Linders and William Walker)
  • $450 to Heritage Academy Association (Kevin Linders)

Kent County

  • $450 to Algoma Christian School Girls Varsity Soccer Team (David Johnson)
  • $300 to Ducks Unlimited Lowell Chapter (Mark LaBaza)
  • $300 to Gilda's Club Grand Rapids (Greg Evers)
  • $550 to Karate for Christ of Michigan (Corey Williams)
  • $600 to Sparta Township Public Schools Community Theatre Program (Dianna Ecker and Belinda Wolf)
  • $250 to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (Retiree Steven Ray)

Montcalm County

  • $300 to Hoofbeaters 4-H Club (Carrie Harkness)

Muskegon County

  • $350 to USS Silversides Submarine Museum (Retirees Edward Feury and Phillip Polyak)
  • $550 to White Lake Little League Girls Softball (Jon Koetje)

Newaygo County

  • $400 to Grant High School Girls Volleyball Program (Steve Whitney)
  • $600 to Grant Rocket Football (Steve Whitney)

Ottawa County

  • $225 to Alliance for the Great Lakes Lake Michigan Federation (Cory Robinett)
  • $650 to Cub Scout Pack 3356 (Todd Hollen)
  • $650 to Boy Scout Troop 354 (Todd Hollen)