DTE Energy builds strong relationships with people in the communities where we live and serve. We believe it is our responsibility to help protect and shape a prosperous future for our communities. Our employees live this belief by dedicating their time, skills and energy to organizations throughout Michigan.
We support organizations focused on strengthening the middle class and increasing economic growth. We work to ensure basic needs are met so people and communities can thrive through our partnerships with human service organizations like United Way and American Red Cross. We partner with Habitat for Humanity and other organizations to provide affordable housing and with Kid's Food Basket to battle children's hunger in Greater Michigan.
Making Michigan Better — One Community at a Time
Our DTE Care Force employee volunteers support projects that positively impact nonprofits and our communities. During 2016, more than 2,300 employees volunteered more than 21,000 hours to support more than 300 organizations.
The DTE Energy Foundation awarded nearly $15 million during 2016 to 360 nonprofit organizations to positively impact communities throughout the state.
Rebuilding the Middle Class
DTE Energy is committed to supporting jobs and educational programs that strengthen the middle class. We partner with organizations whose mission it is to provide resources and training for today's jobs to those with structural unemployment issues. We also work with educational institutions to create or improve skilled trade curriculums that prepare students for careers in the energy sector and beyond.
Preparing Students for 21st Century Jobs
DTE Energy and the DTE Energy Foundation support 33 robotics teams across the state, from elementary school through high school. Our employees also share their expertise in this area by acting as robotics mentors.
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Our Commitment to Michigan Businesses
As part of our commitment to support Michigan businesses, DTE Energy spent $1.3 billion with local suppliers, including $410 million with diverse suppliers. Since 2010, DTE spent $2.6 billion with Michigan suppliers.
2016 Michigan Supplier Spend