Environmental Partners

Helping key environmental partners achieve their goals.

NW Natural shareholders give money to environmental causes as part of our corporate philanthropy program. And we give our time through a number of volunteer programs and support for individual employee efforts.

Programs of Focus

In 2016, NW Natural selected SOLVE as one of five nonprofit Programs of Focus. SOLVE will receive $35,000 in annual support for the next three years (2017-2019), as well as volunteer service and in-kind donations from NW Natural and its employees. 

SOLVE is a statewide nonprofit organization that takes action every day to keep Oregon clean and green. It mobilizes over 35,000 volunteers and organizes over 1,000 cleanup and restoration projects throughout the state each year. SOLVE’s mission is to bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship.

Visit solveoregon.org for more information about this important program.

Contributing in other ways

In 2016, we donated $15,000 to Friends of Outdoor School on behalf of customers who enrolled in paperless billing. By enrolling in paperless billing, customers save resources and reduce paper waste while sending local 6th graders to Outdoor School, where they can learn to be strong environmental stewards.

In 2015, we donated $1,025,000 through our Corporate Philanthropy Fund, in addition to the time, skills and materials of our employee volunteers to more than 200 organization we support. 

Employees give, too

Through its Dollars for Doers program, the company directs funds to dozens of environmental programs supported by employees – such as The Freshwater Trust and Friends of Trees.

In addition, NW Natural employees donate their time to the land in Oregon and Washington – in activities such as planting trees, grooming trails and restoring river banks.