At Alliant, we are committed to our social responsibility and foster a company-wide culture of serving people and communities in need. We support charitable organizations and our own initiatives by contributing our time and money to critical community causes.
We are grateful for the success we’ve sustained and believe it is an essential duty to give resources back to our communities. Some of our employee’s favorite group volunteer activities include:
- School Supply Drives
- Annual Food Drive Competitions
- Scholarship Funds
- Providing STEM education in our schools and local colleges
Alliant Chips In
In 2021 our Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee rolled out its most significant initiative to date, Alliant Chips In. This program gives our employee-owners the opportunity to nominate local nonprofits they believe align with Alliant’s mission and values. Members of the DEI committee select three of the nominated nonprofits to feature every month.
After learning about each group, employees vote for their favorite with Alliant poker chips created for this program. Alliant writes a check to the nonprofit organization with the most chips at the end of each month. The program is executed at the local level, meaning our Florida and Minnesota studios each select a group of non-profits every month to ensure we have the greatest impact on the communities in which we live.
Pro Bono Project Work
The past few years have seen a rise in the need for emergency shelter. As part of a group of industry partners pitching in to better our community, Alliant is providing pro bono services to a new housing development in Northfield, Minnesota. Community Action Center of Northfield is working to improve access to affordable housing with an innovative idea that puts people first with sustainable design at a close second.
Opening in 2022, Hillcrest Village will provide a place for households to transition from emergency housing to transitional housing, and on to affordable housing without having to move. The Hillcrest Village design includes six buildings containing 17 total rental units of varying sizes providing the type of housing in such great demand, all in one place.
The creation of Hillcrest Village was a community-led process. CAC worked with partners from the design and construction industry, environmental industry, materials providers, the media, and the non-profit world to design highly efficient and sustainable residences resulting in a Zero Energy Ready project.
The site was previously occupied by a motel and is located adjacent to a county highway. To provide safer access and a more residential feel, Alliant engineers developed a concept site layout that moves the entrance road to a quiet side street. Our pro-bono efforts also include civil engineering plans, stormwater management, utility plans, and permitting. We are proud to be part of this project of “neighbors helping neighbors”. To learn more about Hillcrest Village and find out how you can help, visit the CAC website here.
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