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Alliant Energy Foundation provides $3,100 in grants to Milton community


Milton East Elementary, Milton Community Action Group and City among recipients

The Alliant Energy Foundation has awarded $3,100 in grants to Milton area organizations as part of its ongoing effort to support charitable causes within the communities it serves. The grants have been provided to the Milton East Elementary School, Milton Community Action Group and the City of Milton.

“We applaud these Milton organizations for their dedication in going the extra mile to improve their community,” said Marty Fox, Executive Director of the Alliant Energy Foundation. “We are pleased to be able to support their programs and partner with them on these valuable projects.”

The Alliant Energy Foundation provided a $1,400 grant to the Milton East Elementary School to assist them in adopting a new reading curriculum for kindergarten through third grade students. The National Geographic Windows on Literacy program will allow students of different reading abilities to share an understanding of the same theme geared toward their reading level. Second grade teachers at the school, together with the PTO, have also contributed to the purchase of the multi-topic curriculum.

The Milton Community Action Group was in need of a new computer, printer and database software for use in the daily operations of its food pantry. The computer system will allow the group to match the needs of recipients with annual programs, such as a list of children that would be eligible for new shoes and supplies at the beginning of a school year. The Alliant Energy Foundation contributed $700 – half the cost of the computer and related equipment – and the Milton Community Foundation provided the other half to fund the total project.

The City of Milton needed start-up costs for its new “Adopt a Spot” program, where individual businesses as well as other city organizations would adopt a spot in the city and then maintain it. The Alliant Energy Foundation granted $1,000 toward the beautification initiative that will help the purchase of recognition signs and start-up supplies, again partnering with the Milton Community Foundation as a project contributor.


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