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human needs

Through partnerships with human service organizations, the DTE Energy Foundation is focused on making sure that the needs of our neighbors and their communities are met. We promote programs that remove barriers and support innovative approaches to meeting basic human needs, including food, shelter, and health and wellness. Our support increases the choice and supply of safe shelter options and leverages existing programs that offer nutritious food to individuals in need across our state.

Priority will be given to organizations or initiatives that:

  • Can effectively address the immediate economic, social or physical needs of families or individuals
  • Demonstrate how their programming assists families and individuals in stabilizing their immediate needs
  • Improve and create long-term sustainability for families


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


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