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Rebuilding Our Communities Grant program provides an additional $20,000 to Cedar Rapids non-profits


Alliant Energy Foundation supports to 75 organization totals $832,000

The Alliant Energy Foundation is pleased to announce additional allocations of Rebuilding Our Communities Grant awards to four Cedar Rapids non-profits directly affected by the summer flooding. The Foundation announced awards totaling $20,000 to the organizations.

Rebuilding Our Community grants totaling $627,000 have been awarded to 75 different organizations since the grant program was initiated in July. This includes awards totaling $341,000, previously announced, to other Cedar Rapids non-profits. The most recent allocation was made to the following organizations: H.D. Youth Center, Iowa Legal Aid, Community Connections Improvement Association and Mission of Hope.

“The Flood of 2008 was an extremely challenging situation for all affected. Our commitment to help communities throughout our service area rebuild continues,” said Tom Aller, President-Interstate Power and Light Company, an Alliant Energy company. “We want to help the non-profit organizations through this tough time so that they can continue to serve their community well into the future.”

In addition, $50,000 was provided to the American Red Cross in Iowa and $10,000 to the Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids and $25,000 to the American Red Cross in Wisconsin to aid disaster recovery. The Alliant Energy Foundation increased the generosity and commitment of employees, retirees and directors with two-for-one matching gifts to these organizations, as well as, the Second Harvest Food Bank and Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. The Foundation’s matching gifts funds totaled $120,000.

The Rebuilding Our Community grant program concluded on October 1, 2008, however, non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for Community Grant. The Foundation’s Community Grant Program awards financial support for projects, programs or initiatives that improve the quality of life in their communities. There are four grant cycles annually and the next application deadline for consideration is February 1, 2009.

To be eligible, an organization must be a registered non-profit organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service Code. Organizations are encouraged to review eligibility guidelines before applying. Organizations can obtain grant applications and more information online at


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