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.
Below are other ways the Foundation plays a vital role in helping statewide non-profits:
We encourage DTE Energy employees and retirees to support those affected by devastating natural disasters across the globe. The DTE Energy Foundation established the Disaster Relief Fund to amplify employee and retiree donations during times of crisis. Recently, the Foundation has enacted the emergency relief fund to provide dollar-for-dollar support up to 25,000 for the 2017 Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria, the community of Flint during the 2016 water crisis and the 2015 Nepal earthquakes.
The DTE Energy Foundation matches eligible employee donations between $10 and $1,000 on a dollar-for-dollar basis each holiday season. DTE Energy employees and members of the DTE Energy Board of Directors can support food banks, shelters and related human service organizations that provide relief for needy families in Michigan by making a tax-deductible contribution via this program – making their donations have twice as much impact. Last year, nearly 390 gifts were distributed among 65 qualifying organizations across Michigan.
DTE Energy raises nearly $1.5 million for United Way each year. The company reaches this level of charity because of the generosity of our employees, retirees and leadership givers. To strengthen the power of our giving spirit, the DTE Energy Foundation matches employee donations up to of $750,000. In total, our employee and retiree gifts along with our Foundation matching, allows us to provide more than $2 million each year to serve more than 42 United Way chapters across the U.S.