Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Saunteel Jenkins
Primary Contact Name
Saunteel Jenkins
Main Address

535 Griswold St.
Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48226
United States

What We Do

The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW), an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, stabilizes and empowers Michigan families, keeping them healthy, safe, and warm. Since its inception in 1985, THAW has distributed over $250 million in assistance to 300,000 Michigan households. THAW provides energy efficiency education to empower families with tools that save energy and money. THAW serves all 83 counties in Michigan and provides assistance for gas, electricity, water, and deliverable fuels such as propane and wood. By keeping people safe and warm in their homes, THAW helps avoid community problems such as homelessness. Children are able to attend school and do their homework without disruption. Fires, illness, and even death are prevented by avoiding the use of dangerous sources of energy. For more information about THAW, visit

Interesting Info
  • Since 1985, THAW has served over 300,000 households.
  • Over 70% of Michigan families served by THAW have a child, senior, or veteran in the household. More than 50% of families are working households.
  • Every Michigan family deserves to be healthy, safe, and warm.
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