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Applying for Support

Before applying for support, please read our eligibility restrictions. Applications must be submitted electronically by the stated deadline below. Please complete the appropriate application based on the type of support being requested, and the amount:

The DTE Energy Foundation meets at the end of each quarter. Application deadline dates are as follows:

Meeting Application Period
1st Quarter January 20 - February 2
2nd Quarter April 20 - May 1
3rd Quarter July 20- July 31
4th Quarter October 19 - October 30

Eligibility Restrictions

To be considered for a charitable contribution from DTE Energy or the DTE Energy Foundation, the requesting organization must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be located in or provide services to a community in which DTE Energy does business
  • Be a nonprofit (i.e. be exempt for federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not a private foundation, as defined in Section 509(a) of the Code)

Contributions are not given to:

  • Individuals (including those seeking direct scholarships)
  • Political parties, organizations or activities
  • Religious organizations for religious (denominational) purposes
  • Organizations that are not able to demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity (clients, staff, and board composition)
  • Student group trips
  • National or international organizations, unless they are providing benefits directly to our service-area residents
  • Projects that may result in undue personal benefit to a member of the DTE Energy Foundation board, or to any DTE Energy employee
  • Conferences unless they are aligned with DTE Energy's business interests
  • Single purpose health organizations
  • Hospitals, for building or equipment needs

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