The Heat and Warmth (THAW) Fund Matching Opportunities

THAW (The Heat and Warmth Fund) is a statewide, independent, non-profit organization and is not part of any utility company.

Our utility partners provide administrative expenses, non-cash bill credits, and in-kind services to THAW. DTE Energy, SEMCO Energy, and Michigan Gas Utilities solicit their customers and match customer contributions. Consumers Energy provides matching bill credits through their People Care program. Representatives from utility companies are represented on THAW’s board, which promotes coordination of community services and avoids duplication or overlap of service.

The average heating cost for one household last winter was $384. A Gift of Warmth of $192 (utility companies will match donations dollar-for-dollar) will keep a family safe and warm this winter.