MADISON, Wis., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Nonprofit groups, community organizations and students across Iowa and Wisconsin benefited in 2016 from contributions by Alliant Energy Corporation and its Foundation totaling $5.3 million. The corporate program contributes to a broad base of causes, while the Alliant Energy Foundation focuses on community grants that help families, education and the environment.

“Helping communities thrive is part of who we are,” said Patricia Kampling, Alliant Energy’s Chairman, President and CEO. “That’s why we take an active role in our communities through giving and volunteer work.”

Alliant Energy Corporation contributed nearly $3.9 million in 2016, including to the Hometown Care program, which helps low-income customers with their energy bills; Second Harvest Foodbank for mobile food pantries in Wisconsin; the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, and the Monarch Research Foundation to improve butterfly habitat and survival. The corporation also made contributions to United Way totaling $550,000 to 47 local agencies, which was in addition to employee giving to United Way.

The Foundation’s giving totaled nearly $1.4 million, which included 266 grants to causes like the United Way of Dane County for its HIRE job training initiative, Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates and the American Red Cross for disaster relief.

The Foundation also matched more than $550,000 in employee and retiree giving to nonprofits through its Matching Gifts program, and it awarded more than $114,000 in grants to organizations for which employees and retirees volunteered more than 86,000 hours.

Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated electric and natural gas service to 960,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy’s mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy’s two public utility subsidiaries. Alliant Energy Corporation is a component of the S&P 500 and trades under the symbol LNT. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com.

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