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

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
Human needs

Application period


Application period 


Review & decision


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


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