In the Community
In the Community to Serve
Cascade Natural Gas Corporation firmly believes in contributing to the support of the communities we serve. This takes the form of conservation education, employee volunteerism, corporate giving, and matching funds for employee donations made to local non-profit organizations.
Our employees support many civic and charitable organizations. They are volunteer firefighters, port executives, YMCA directors, and coaches of amateur sports organizations. When our employees volunteer, we support them by offering partial matching contributions to qualifying non-profit organizations.
As a company, we contribute to efforts in health and human services, education, arts and culture, environmental protection and conservation of natural resources, and civic and community development.
Environmental Community Opportunity (ECO) Fund
Environmental stewardship is a part of Cascade Natural Gas Corporation’s mission and daily life, and our commitment to the communities we serve is taken seriously. As part of our continued environmental commitment, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation – along with its three sister companies – has established the ECO Fund to support projects that enhance environmental education and stewardship in the communities we serve.
Environmental education projects may include grants for teacher training, books or equipment for classroom use, field trips or special project support in the natural or physical sciences.
Community environmental stewardship projects may include such things as nature trail development, wildlife area enhancement, recycling and community cleanup promotion, or the development of ‘living laboratories’ for the use of students and the general public.
Cascade Fuels Education
Our contributions to the community include more than the comforts of natural gas. For example, the funding we provide to the Independent Colleges of Washington helps provide academic scholarships to students at Heritage College in Toppenish, and Walla Walla and Whitman colleges in Walla Walla.
Our corporate headquarters, MDU Resources Group, is committed to supporting the communities in which its businesses operate. The corporation believes its success is directly related to a healthy social and economic environment. Through the MDU Resources Foundation, the corporation can share its success and help its neighbors make the communities better places to live and work. The foundation was incorporated in 1983. MDU Resources is proud of its record of supporting qualified organizations and is hopeful the foundation’s efforts will continue to have a positive impact.For more information regarding the MDU Resources Foundation, contact Rita O’Neill at MDU Resources.