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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.

Cascade Natural Gas provides additional community resources through energy assistance programs, energy efficiency programs, and safety information.

Click below for more information on specific organizations we support.

Stanwood -Camano YMCA

The Y is a cause-driven organization focused on three key areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We believe a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. Our programs, services, and initiatives enable youth to realize their potential, offer families ways to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster social responsibility.
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.

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Learn more about the Stanwood-Camano YMCA by clicking here.

Rod's House | Emergency Youth Shelter

Rod’s House builds authentic connections with young people, supports them in feeling respected and secure in who they are, empowers them to reach their full potential, and positively connects them to the community.

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

Each year, an average of nearly 700 children are in Yakima County’s dependency system. These are children whose families are broken. Their parents have been unwilling, or unable, to provide them with appropriate care, and the state has determined that remaining in their family home would put them at serious risk. They have been removed from their homes and placed in alternative care, or even moved from one placement to another in foster care. Through no fault of their own, their lives have been turned upside down. We are voices for these children. Voices for Children Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of neglected and abused children in our community. We seek to address the critical need in our community to protect and value children in foster care. They are a big part of our community’s future.

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

Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities (TROT) promotes physical, psychological and social well-being of people with special needs by providing animal-assisted therapies and activities.

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.

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cascade natural gas supports trot therapeutic riding of tri-cities

cascade natural gas supports trot therapeutic riding of tri-cities

cascade natural gas supports trot therapeutic riding of tri-cities

To learn more about TROT, get involved, or donate to their building campaign, click here.

Children's Developmental Center

Empowering families and improving children’s lives through comprehensive early intervention services, education, and therapeutic services.

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.

Grace Clinic

Founded by two local physicians, the Clinic provides services to low-income uninsured residents of Benton and Franklin counties and is operated primarily by volunteers. In the early days, the Clinic provided medical care and then over time added dental and mental health services.

Cascade Natural Gas supports Grace Clinic through monetary donations.

Learn more about Grace Clinic by clicking here.

The American Red Cross Northwest Region

The American Red Cross Northwest Region brings together local volunteers to care for their neighbors, trains hundreds of thousands of people each year in life-saving skills, and responds to a local disaster almost daily. With offices located throughout the state, we serve the people, businesses and communities of Washington and North Idaho.

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

Since 1974, Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels has been meeting the social and nutritional needs of older adults in our community. We serve delicious and nutritious meals at eight different senior dining centers within Benton and Franklin counties, and volunteers deliver Meals on Wheels to the homebound elderly.

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

Safe Harbor Support Center is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing a safe and nurturing environment for children and teens when there are no other alternatives. Safe Harbor Support Center also provides outreach, support, and training to assist families in establishing a safe and stable environment.

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

Tri-City Union Gospel Mission is a Christ-centered organization desiring to see homeless, hopeless and hurting people in our community become transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We serve all who God brings our way and do so with love, compassion and urgency as we see them experience lasting change through our Rescue, Recovery and Restoration programs.

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

It is the mission of the Benton-Franklin Counties Juvenile Justice Center to advance the safety and well-being of our community by reducing juvenile at-risk and criminal behavior and the abuse and neglect of children. The Benton-Franklin Counties Juvenile Court and its Juvenile Justice Center is a branch of the Superior Court.

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.

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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.

MDU Resources Foundation

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 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.

Some limitations apply. See the ECO Fund brochure for details of the program and the ECO Fund Grant Application Form to apply.

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.

2022 eco grant awardees
2022 eco grant awardees