In the Community to Serve
Cascade Natural Gas Corp. is in the community to serve. Beyond providing safe and reliable energy service, Cascade seeks to meet the needs of our communities through financial and time resources. Our employees are the backbone of this commitment as they selflessly serve our friends and neighbors.
Click below for more information on specific organizations we support.
Stanwood -Camano YMCA
In Snohomish County, the Y has been serving and strengthening communities since 1901.
Cascade Natural Gas Energy Services Manager, Ted McCammant, serves as the annual campaign fundraising chair, and Cascade supported the Stanwood-Camano YMCA in 2022 with a $2,000.00 donation.
Learn more about the Stanwood-Camano YMCA by clicking here.
Rod's House | Emergency Youth Shelter
Cascade Natural Gas makes monetary donations to Rod’s House to help the homeless youth in our communities.
Learn more about Rod’s House and how you can get involved by clicking here.
Voices for Children Foundation
Cascade Natural Gas makes monetary donations to the Voices for Children Foundation to help the homeless youth in our communities.
Learn more about Voices for Children Foundation and how to get involved by clicking here.
Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities | TROT
Cascade Natural Gas has supported TROT through grants and donations since 2019. Cascade Safety Manager, Mike Boise, serves as President of the Board of Directors for TROT.
Currently, TROT is in the midst of a building campaign that will allow year-round sessions with the construction of an indoor arena.
To learn more about TROT, get involved, or donate to their building campaign, click here.
Children's Developmental Center
Cascade Natural Gas has been a supporter of Children’s Developmental Center since 2016 through annual monetary donations.
Learn more about Children’s Developmental Center by clicking here.
Cascade Natural Gas supports Grace Clinic through monetary donations.
Learn more about Grace Clinic by clicking here.
The American Red Cross Northwest Region
Cascade Natural Gas is a monetary supporter of the American Red Cross Northwest Region.
Learn more about the American Red Cross Northwest Region by clicking here.
Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels
Cascade Natural Gas has been a supporter of Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels since 2018 through annual monetary donations.
Learn more about Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels and how to donate by clicking here.
Safe Harbor Support Center
Cascade Natural Gas has been a supporter of Safe Harbor Support Center since 2019 through annual monetary donations.
Learn more about Safe Harbor Support Center by clicking here.
Tri-City Union Gospel Mission
Cascade Natural Gas is a monetary supporter of the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission.
Learn more about Tri-City Union Gospel Mission by clicking here.
Juvenile Justice Center of Benton County
Cascade Natural Gas supports the mission of the Juvenile Justice Center of Benton County through employee volunteerism. Specifically, Cascade Natural Gas Supply Analyst III, Carolyn Stone, serves as a Guardian Ad Litem for foster children appearing in court.
Learn more about the Juvenile Justice Center of Benton County by clicking here.
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.
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.
2022 ECO Grant Awardees
More than 60 students representing 10 North Dakota schools participated in the 22nd annual ND Envirothon in early May at Crystal Springs Camp near Jamestown, North Dakota.
The event was funded in part by an Environmental Community Opportunity grant from Montana-Dakota Utilities.
Students completed four trail tests in the areas of wildlife, aquatics, prairie/forestry, and soils. The top three teams competed in the final round of presentations in front of a panel of five judges and other teams, advisors, and volunteers.
Students also heard two presentations from Kathy Froelich, a Sahnish Elder who talked about wild plants, the importance of knowing your cultural background and nature.