Local Organizations Receive June People Fund Grants

July 18, 2016

Do you participate in Great Lakes Energy’s People Fund? If so, you are among the GLE members who make possible numerous grants to local community non-profit organizations serving communities in northern and western Michigan. The People Fund Board of Directors added to its list of recent grants by awarding a total of $78,117 in grants during June.

The People Fund is supported by the voluntary contributions of Great Lakes Energy members who allow their electric cooperative to round up their bill each month to the next dollar. More than $2.88 million in grants have been awarded since 1999 to charitable and community organizations throughout Great Lakes Energy’s 26-county service area, which stretches along the western side of Michigan.

“The average contribution to the People Fund is less than 50 cents per month,” says President/CEO Bill Scott. “It’s one of the easiest ways our members can show their commitment to local communities by rounding their bill to the nearest dollar.”

Great Lakes Energy members can enroll in the People Fund by calling 888-485-2537 or visiting gtlakes.com. One hundred percent of the funds collected are used for grants.

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