The Great Lakes Energy People Fund is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations throughout its local service area.
The upcoming grant application deadline is Friday, June 1.
The People Fund is supported solely by Great Lakes Energy members who allow their electric cooperative to round up their bill each month to the next dollar. Since 1999, more than $2.2 million in grants have been awarded to charitable and community organizations throughout Great Lakes Energy’s 26-county service area, which stretches from Kalamazoo to the Straits of Mackinac.
“The People Fund is made possible by the generosity of our members who contribute a few cents each month by rounding-up their bill,” said Great Lakes Energy president/chief executive officer Steve Boeckman. “We encourage non-profit community organizations to apply so that the funds can be put to good use in our local service area.”
Nonprofit organizations can request a grant application through the People Fund by calling Great Lakes Energy, (888) 485-2537, extension 1313. Organizations that are unable to apply by June 1 will have another opportunity to submit an application this fall.