Our Communities

Ameren is committed to providing charitable contributions that empower people, progress and prosperity in the communities where we work, live and serve.


Making a difference in our communities

At Ameren, we are only as strong as the communities we serve. Our Corporate Philanthropic Vision is a region with thriving economic development, a skilled workforce, an educated population, flourishing biodiversity, healthy citizens, engaged employees, content customers and satisfied stakeholders. We are committed to purposeful philanthropy and community outreach that involves Ameren’s co-workers, leverages Ameren’s business offerings and creates lasting impacts for our customers. As one of the largest employers in our region, Ameren has a corporate citizenship responsibility to support our communities. We create community impact through philanthropic contributions, volunteerism and providing in-kind donations.

Philanthropic Contributions

We’re proud of our history of giving back, including donating more than $11 million in 2021.
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Energy Assistance

Ameren provides assistance to help our customers pay their energy bills when times are tough.
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Power Play Goals for Kids

When the St. Louis Blues score, kids' charities score. Ameren Missouri donates $500 for every power play goal the Blues score, at home or away, during the regular season. Then fans vote on which local charity will benefit from the donation. The Super Sam Foundation received $31,500 from this program, helping them provide care packages for children with cancer and their families.

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AmerenCares Equity in the Arts

In August 2022, Ameren Missouri, in partnership with the Arts and Education Council, announced the recipients of the inaugural AmerenCares Equity in the Arts Philanthropic Grant Program. In total, 15 grant recipients were awarded a total of nearly $150,000.

About the Program

This program works to provide funding to historically underrepresented and underfunded nonprofit organizations that are racially and ethnically diverse. Small nonprofits, particularly arts and culture organizations serving local communities, were more severely impacted by COVID-19 than most other types of nonprofits, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute. Additionally, organizations serving urban areas were more likely to experience decreases in donations during 2020. The AmerenCares Equity in the Arts grants are an intentional effort to expand awareness of the importance of diversity in the arts, arts performance and arts educational programs throughout our service territory in Missouri.

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COST Program

Through the COST (Creating Opportunities, Salvaging Treasures) program, gently used items are brought to community organizations instead of a landfill. In 2021, COST donated more than $1 million in these salvaged materials to organizations in Missouri and Illinois. Interested in Ameren's COST program? Contact amerencarescost@ameren.com.
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