Legacy Member
Energy Assistance Foundation

Helping income-qualified families keep the lights on at home. Through Warm Neighbors Cool Friends, the Foundation provides year-round bill payment assistance and energy efficiency solutions for moderate-income individuals and families throughout Illinois.

Member's Wish List

Item/Purpose $ Amount % Funded
Energy Assistance Grant
Warm Neighbors Cool Friends energy bill assistance for one moderate-income household in Macon County experiencing financial hardship. This grant will be applied directly to the recipient's Ameren Illinois energy bill.
Warm Neighbors Cool Friends (WNCF)
Energy bill assistance up to $500 per household for moderate-income individuals and families experiencing financial hardship. Recipients might be an elderly neighbor on a fixed income, families coping with job loss or single parents struggling with the rising cost of living.
Weatherization & Energy Efficiency
Moderate-income individuals and families may receive up to $2,500 per household to install energy efficiency furnaces, hot water heaters and implement other energy efficient measures in their home. The Energy Assistance Foundation works directly with Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program to identify qualified households.
WNCF Crisis Needs
Emergency energy assistance available for low to moderate income individuals and families who have been disconnected, have substantial past due amounts or require emergency repairs/replacement of furnaces or hot water heaters. The Energy Assistance Foundation collaborates with partner agencies to collectively pay past due Ameren Illinois bills and/or provide wrap-around services for rent or other utility assistance.