Apply for a Grant from Ameren Illinois

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Our goal is to continually enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve. To help accomplish that goal, our contributions may support:  

  • Environment - Supporting initiatives that preserve and protect our natural resources (Right Tree Right Place)
  • Youth and Education - Delivering programming and resources that give our young people every opportunity for success
  • Civic and Community - Assisting organizations whose services are focused on improving the quality of life for residents and businesses in our communities
  • Health and Human Services - Providing resources needed to help our most vulnerable citizens live productive, physically and socially active lives
  • Arts and Culture - Creating vibrant, culturally diverse communities that give residents opportunities for enrichment

The process for applying for financial assistance from Ameren Illinois is outlined below. Please review all requirements before making a request.  

  • Grants are limited to organizations in the Ameren Illinois service area.
  • To qualify for a grant, organizations must be tax-exempt, as described in the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Individuals, political organizations or candidates, and religious or similar groups generally do not qualify for an Ameren Illinois non-profit grant.

1.    Complete the application form (Word document).
2.    Review grant requirements and submit applicable documentation with your applications:


    • Cover letter that includes the amount of grant requested
    • IRS Form 990 for most recent fiscal year must be verifiable and filed
    • IRS determination letter certifying 501(c)(3) status
    • If the grant is for a specific project, provide a detailed budget for the project, including income and expenses
    • List of board members and executive officers, including titles and affiliations
    • Most recent annual report or other literature summarizing programs 

3.  Email completed application with the documentation to Community Relations IL.
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