For Release: 10/16/2012
Minnesota Energy Resources has created the It's Worth the Energy® grant opportunity worth up to $3,000. Non-profits located and operating in the Minnesota Energy Resources' service area were invited to submit project proposals outlining how they would use the grant money to better the community in one of the following three areas: Environment, Community or Human Services. The three organizations participating are: 360 Communities, Burnsville, MN; The Achievement Center, Worthington, MN; and Headwaters Science Center, Bemidji, MN.
Starting October 16, 2012, it is up to the supporters of each organization to determine the winner. They must go to Minnesota Energy Resources' Facebook page, 'like' it, learn more about what each will do with the grant money and vote for the one they feel is most deserving.
Followers of Minnesota Energy Resources are allowed one vote per day October 16 through November 6. All three finalists will receive a grant; first place will receive $3,000; second, $2,000; and third, $1,000.
Winners will be announced on Minnesota Energy Resources' Facebook page on November 7, 2012.
Through the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, Minnesota Energy Resources' actively supports improvements in the quality of life in the communities throughout our service areas. Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, Inc., is a private, charitable foundation supported by Minnesota Energy Resources and other sister companies of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. Contributions are made by Minnesota Energy Resources on behalf of the foundation to charities and organizations needing financial assistance.
The Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, incorporated in 1964, is a private, charitable foundation that supports charities and organizations that need financial assistance. Wisconsin Public Service Foundation is funded by stockholders of the corporation, not by its electric and gas customers. Through direct grants, scholarships and an employee Matching Gifts and Dollars for Doers program, the Foundation actively supports improvements in the quality of life in the communities served by Wisconsin Public Service and its sister companies Upper Peninsula Power Company, Minnesota Energy Resources, Michigan Gas Utilities, and Integrys Energy Services. The Foundation provides nearly $1 million annually in contributions to programs that support activities in the areas of arts and culture, community and neighborhood development, education, human services and health, and care for the environment.