small business owner selling jewelry at Beacon Park in Detroit

economic progress

The DTE Energy Foundation works to promote economic progress by helping Michigan attract, retain and expand businesses. We support organizations that are focused on creating a culture of innovation through entrepreneurship, accelerating economic growth, as well as attracting, strengthening and developing companies throughout Michigan. We invest in efforts that generate jobs, reimagine development opportunities and strengthen cities, ultimately resulting in statewide growth and economic resilience.

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

2020 Application Calendar
Economic Progress 

Application period: April 13, 2020

Decision period closes: April 24, 2020 

Decision: June 30, 2020 


Visit our Grants page for more information or to submit an application.

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