Area nonprofits receive over $26,000 from Alliant Energy Foundation

Winneshiek County Secondary Roads was among the 18 area nonprofit organizations receiving community grants totaling $26,299 from Alliant Energy through its Foundation.

The grants fund projects in four key areas: Helping Families, Education, Environment and Public Safety.

“We know our nonprofit partners need our support now more than ever,” said Julie Bauer, executive director of the Alliant Energy Foundation. “In partnership with these organizations, we are supporting our customers and the communities we serve in creative ways and helping to make life better for others.”

These community grants are among 237 the Alliant Energy Foundation awarded for the spring grant cycle, totaling nearly $550,000.

Winneshiek Secondary Roads

received the grant for a prairie management mower.

In addition, Alliant Energy has contributed $343,000 to date to organizations helping with emergency relief efforts in response to COVID-19.

This includes donations in Iowa and Wisconsin to Feeding America Food Banks, the American Red Cross and United Way. The company also contributed $2 million to the Hometown Care Energy Fund.

The fund assists customers who need financial help to pay their bill. It is supported annually with funds from Alliant Energy and voluntary contributions from customers.

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