ײƵ Foundation

You care about strengthening your community. So do we. ײƵ and the ײƵ Foundation have a long history of partnering with communities to make things better.

A legacy of community grants and scholarships


Since 1998, the ײƵ Foundation has invested more than $73 million in local community organizations and initiatives. Fueled by the passion of our employees and retirees, the company and Foundation work together to improve the quality of life in communities where ײƵ has a presence. We're building partnerships rooted in diverse perspectives that bring more equitable outcomes and greater impact.

Each year, the Foundation supports projects that help families thrive, encourage communities to innovate, and protect the natural beauty of Iowa and Wisconsin.

The ײƵ Foundation is an independent, nonprofit philanthropic organization. The Foundation is funded solely by shareowner dollars from ײƵoration.

Learn more about our community giving programs.

Making a difference: 2023 results


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What we stand for


We focus our giving on strategic areas that align with our values and initiatives in communities served by ײƵ.

  • Through our support of Hunger and Housing, we ensure families don’t have to choose between a roof over their head or a meal on the table.
  • By focusing on Workforce Readiness, we prepare children and adults with the fundamental skills they need to grow into successful careers.
  • Protecting, restoring, and creating access to natural habitats are part of our Environmental Stewardship funding so that everyone can fall in love with Iowa and Wisconsin.
  • Our support of Community Safety & Engagement strengthens our communities by improving safety for our first responders and giving neighbors a chance to engage with one another.

Learn more about the specific types of projects we fund in each area and what we don’t fund.

Who we are


The ײƵ Foundation board of directors establishes program guidelines reflective of our values and mission. They guide our giving strategy.

ײƵ Foundation board of directors

Diane Cooke – Vice President – Human Resources
Aimee Davis – Vice President – Communications and Marketing
David de Leon – Senior Vice President – President, Wisconsin Power and Light
Robert Durian – Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Terry Kouba – Senior Vice President – President, Interstate Power and Light

ײƵ Foundation officers

President: Aimee Davis
Secretary: Julie Bauer
Treasurer: Colleen Thomas

ײƵ Foundation staff


Andy Kitslaar – Sr. Community Affairs Program Manager (Wisconsin)
Leah Rodenberg – Sr. Community Affairs Program Manager (Iowa)
Julie Bauer – Executive Director
ײƵ Foundation Staff

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