Volunteers serving meals at Freedom Foundation

Communities received nearly $11M from ײƵ in 2023

Milestone support to combat food insecurity achieved and nearly half a million trees planted

MADISON, Wis. (Feb. 26, 2024) – Nearly $11 million and over 72,600 volunteer hours were collectively contributed in 2023 by ײƵ and the company’s charitable foundation, employees and retirees.  

“Partnering with nonprofit organizations to solve problems and make life better in the communities we serve is natural for ײƵ,” said Aimee Davis, ײƵ Foundation board chair. “Our support and community engagement directly reflects the spirit of our employees as we deliver on our company purpose – to serve customers and build stronger communities.”  

and volunteer efforts focused on four areas in 2023.  

  • Community Safety and Engagement: Over $795,000 in donations went to emergency services, playgrounds and disaster preparedness programs. Many first response organizations, including police and fire departments, received vital new or upgraded equipment through over $45,000 in safety grants across 44 communities.  
  • Environmental Stewardship: The pursuit to plant one million trees by the end of 2030 came close to the halfway point, with over 463,000 trees planted in Iowa and Wisconsin since July 2021.  
  • Workforce Readiness: To aid in the development of a solid workforce and attract future employees, the company worked to create accessible paths for students through a variety of scholarship opportunities. Over 100 students received scholarships with contributions totaling more than $136,500 to offset tuition and student loans.
  • Hunger and Housing: Support to combat food insecurity in Iowa and Wisconsin reached a milestone amount of $515,000 at Drive Out Hunger, the largest amount on record in the 17-year history of the annual event. In total, the event has raised over $5.9 million for hunger relief and provided over 20 million meals. 

“The ײƵ Foundation is proud to support programs that help improve the communities we serve each and every day,” said Julie Bauer, executive director, ײƵ Foundation. “Beyond giving, employee volunteerism creates a direct impact on our neighbors and helps us carry out our mission to serve customers and build stronger communities.” 

About the ײƵ Foundation 
The ײƵ Foundation is a philanthropic organization created by ײƵoration (NASDAQ: LNT) and is operated as a separate entity led by its own board of directors. The Foundation is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where ײƵ employees, retirees and customers live and work. The Foundation, which is funded solely by ײƵ share owners, seeks to further the corporation’s goal of being a good corporate citizen and contributing member of society. Since 1998, the Foundation has contributed more than $73 million to innovative projects and local nonprofits. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com/foundation


ײƵoration (NASDAQ: LNT) provides regulated energy service to 1 million electric and 425,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. ײƵ's mission is to deliver energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) and Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) are ײƵ's two public energy companies. ײƵ is a component of Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index and the S&P 500. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com and follow ײƵ on , and .

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