Giving Back to Our Communities

The DTE Energy Foundation—the philanthropic arm of DTE Energy—awarded $18 million in grants in 2017, impacting 360 communities across Michigan. Over its 32-year history, the Foundation has continued to deepen its support for the state and its residents. The Foundation provides grant support for employment and education, environmental stewardship, economic progress and neighborhood revitalization. It’s our commitment to help communities grow and prosper, becoming safer places to live, work and play.

Contact the DTE Energy Foundation by phone at 313.235.9271 or email us at

Improved Application Process Coming in April

During the next application period beginning April 23, 2018, funding requests will be submitted digitally through our new online application. This new online tool will be different from our previous application process and will make applying for funding more efficient by alerting potential grantees of missing information that could delay or disqualify their applications.

Also, to better measure the impact of our nonprofit partnerships, outcomes reporting will now be standard for all programs and made available in the new online portal. Now, our partners will have a single point of contact for submitting documents to the Foundation.

More information will be available on our website in the coming weeks. DTE Energy Foundation staff will also be available throughout the application period to answer any questions.