NW Natural: Corporate Philanthropy

NW Natural and its employees have a long history of helping local communities become better places to live, work and learn. Our company is not just a place where people work, but also a place where people come to care.

Community investment: why we give

We grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and we feel a responsibility to give back to the communities we serve. Through our philanthropy program, NW Natural seeks to empower organizations that address critical needs in our service area.

Every year, many families and individuals are healthier, happier and stronger because of support from NW Natural and its employees.

From our community partners

  • The American Red Cross Cascades Region named NW Natural “Corporate Philanthropist of the Year” for 2014 for our sponsorship of the Get Ready events, plus a new program called Get Ready Nonprofits, which will help community organizations prepare for a natural disaster.
  • INCIGHT named NW Natural its “Partner of the Year.” INCIGHT’s mission is to unlock the potential of people with disabilities.
  • The Rotary Club of Portland named NW Natural one of its four finalists for the Oregon Ethics in Business Award.

For the seventh time in 10 years, NW Natural customers have given the company the highest overall score in the West for customer satisfaction among the nation’s largest utilities. A large portion of this ranking is due to corporate citizenship.

What we support

While NW Natural continues to support core institutions throughout Western Oregon and Southwest Washington, a significant amount of our philanthropic giving is focused on helping kids and families at risk.

These are some of the most vulnerable members of our communities. An investment in their well-being helps all of us.