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

2018 Application calendar
All giving areas

All giving areas
Application period: January 22- February 2
Decision made: May 25, 2018

All giving areas 
Application period: April 23 – May 4
Decision made: August 10, 2018

All giving areas 
Application period: July 23 – August 3
Decision made: November 16, 2018

All giving areas
Application period: October 22 – November 2
Decision made: February 8, 2019

2019 New application calendar
Economic progress 

Application period

Application period

Review & decision


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

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