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Mason City nonprofits receive grants from Alliant Energy’s Foundation


This news story was published on November 13, 2020.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – Several Mason City nonprofit organizations are receiving community grants totaling $8,000 from Alliant Energy’s Foundation.

“The services and programs our nonprofit partners provide are needed now more than ever,” said Julie Bauer, Executive Director of the Alliant Energy Foundation. “We are proud to support these organizations through our grants program. The entire community benefits when we work together and find creative opportunities that help make life better for others.”

The grants fund projects in four key areas, which resonate with Alliant Energy’s core values.

  • Hunger and Housing
  • Workforce Readiness
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Diversity, Safety and Wellbeing

These community grants are among 139 awarded by Alliant Energy’s Foundation during the fall grant cycle, totaling over $345,000.

Name

Grant

Program

Community

Winneshiek County Emergency Management

$1,500

AEDs Decorah
Caring Pregnancy Center

$1,000

Providing baby necessities during and after COVID-19 Mason City
Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa

$3,500

Health and safety home repair projects Mason City
Youth Men’s Christian Association

$1,000

Girls Leading Others Wisely (GLOW) Mason City
City of Worthington

$1,000

Playground equipment Worthington

In 2020, Alliant Energy’s Foundation provided over $895,000 to 376 organizations through its Community Grants Program. In addition, its annual Drive Out Hunger event generated $385,000 for seven food banks, enough to purchase 1.15 million meals for local families.

Grants and donations are funded solely by Alliant Energy shareowners.

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20 Responses to Mason City nonprofits receive grants from Alliant Energy’s Foundation

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Don’t forget, the Iowa Utility Board approved these rates. Complain to your city leaders and force them to create their own transmission group. City can buy power much cheaper and distribute the power for half the cost you’re paying now.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 15, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Alliant Energy: They are on for you, so they can steal money from you.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 14, 2020 at 8:10 am

    F**K ALLIANT ENERGY!!!

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      November 14, 2020 at 12:13 pm

      Can’t argue with this. ^^^

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 14, 2020 at 4:35 pm

        Sour Grapes?
        What’s the matter Markwart, you couldn’t beg for and mooch “free money” from them like you ripped off the $30K from Mason City taxpayers?

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          November 15, 2020 at 2:04 pm

          Don’t worry, I’ll apply again if I ever get the chance.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 14, 2020 at 8:01 pm

        Send that note along with your next payment.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    If you stop using their service, you won’t have to pay.

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      Kapone Reply Report comment

      November 14, 2020 at 7:37 am

      Wish we had a option

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 14, 2020 at 7:59 pm

        You do have an option. Nobody is forcing you to use energy from Alliant. DUH!!!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 15, 2020 at 7:22 am

          You are one smart one! You must have made it past kindergarten!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 15, 2020 at 6:08 pm

          who do you use?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 14, 2020 at 8:07 am

      Really smart answer!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 14, 2020 at 8:03 pm

        I know, it’s the only answer for all the pissing and moaning.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 15, 2020 at 7:23 am

          Pissing and moaning??? You must not be an Alliant cuatomer. So STFU!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    The free money that Alliant is handing out came right from your pocket.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 13, 2020 at 4:46 pm

      You are absolutely right! Those grants are coming out of all Alliant’s customers pockets! They are nothing but a monopoly and they overpay their IDIOT managers! That money is also coming from the rate increases and the 150 meter readers they fired when they implemented the new smart meters! F ALLIANT!

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        November 13, 2020 at 8:35 pm

        Are these grants red herrings to distract from the sky-high rates they charge?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 14, 2020 at 10:52 am

          They sure are. But we hope people are smarter than what Alliant makes themselves look like. A RIPOFF company.

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            Anonymous

            November 14, 2020 at 8:04 pm

            Oh, such a NOAK!!!