For decades, We Energies has been investing in the communities we serve to ensure a brighter future for everyone. This year, we embarked on a new project called #FridayGiving to highlight some of the incredible nonprofits we are proud to support.
Every Friday, for the past 52 weeks, we have featured organizations such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, and City Year Milwaukee on our social media pages.
We had no idea when we started that COVID-19 would take such a toll on our city, state and country. But the importance of our charitable giving has become clearer than ever.
This year, the We Energies Foundation donated:
• More than $500,000 to organizations on the front lines of the pandemic, including healthcare organizations and nonprofits committed to keeping families fed.
• $100,000 to the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Community Foundation’s Rebuild and Revitalize fund to help local businesses that sustained damage during this summer’s unrest.
• $50,000 to more than 30 public safety agencies across Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula as part of our inaugural Rewarding Responders Grants.
That is on top of the donations given to hundreds of organizations that applied for grants to support their initiatives for community and neighborhood development, health and human services, arts and culture, education and the environment.
Since the early 1980s, we’ve invested hundreds of millions of dollars in communities across the state. We are committed to carrying that legacy into 2021 and beyond.