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Wisconsin Public Service charitable giving

$1.9 million donated by our foundation to nonprofit organizations in 2019. Wisconsin Public Service FoundationWisconsin Public Service (WPS) supports initiatives for community and neighborhood development, health and human services, arts and culture, education and environment. The company matches its employees’ charitable giving to those initiatives and also conducts an annual workplace giving campaign for the United Way. Financial support is provided to the activities of nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations in communities served by WPS. Most of the charitable support is through the WPS Foundation, funded by stockholders of WEC Energy Group.

Charitable giving summary


Local Community Grant: Up to $1,000 for advertising, corporate tables or special events.

WPS Foundation Grant: $1,000 or more to qualified charitable organizations. This includes COVID-19 funding. Quarterly deadlines: Jan. 31, April 30, July 31, Oct. 31.

Rewarding Responders Grant: Up to $2,000 to public safety response agencies to support equipment purchases and professional development. Deadline: June 15.

Habitat for Humanity Energy Efficiency Grant: $1,500 to Habitat for Humanity organizations for energy efficiency projects in new or existing homes. Deadline: Dec. 1.


WPS offers scholarships to students who live in its service area.

Employee and retiree programs

Matching Gifts: The program encourages eligible active and retired employees to make donations to eligible nonprofit organizations in our communities.
Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts for COVID-19 relief: Additional dollars have been set aside to encourage eligible active and retired employees to make donations to eligible nonprofit organizations in our communities that support individuals directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Daughters and Sons Scholarships: Children of eligible employees and retirees can apply for scholarships for postsecondary education.
Daughters and Sons Scholarship

Wisconsin Public Service Foundation

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