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NorthWestern Energy wants to make the communities it serves better places to live, work and prosper. That's why we're proud to donate to a wide range of worthy causes. We encourage qualified nonprofit organizations that operate within our service territory to apply for donations through our NorthWestern Energy Charitable Giving program. Our local committees review requests year-round and determine funding.

Qualified nonprofit organizations must submit an application or written request with proof of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) or Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code to be eligible for consideration.

Program Guidelines and Application
Our charitable contribution application is available here.

If you have questions about our charitable giving program, or you have problems downloading the guidelines or application form, e-mail us.

As of September 30, 2017, NorthWestern Energy's Charitable Contributions Committees have approved more than $597,000 in charitable contributions to qualified organizations. The state and the amount given by quarter is shown in the table below. For a list of the individual organizations receiving a donation and the amount donated to each one, click the state name.

Service Territory
1st Quarter
2nd Quarter
3rd Quarter
4th Quarter
Total For
Montana $127,568 $188,641
Nebraska 2,625 0
South Dakota 41,003 39,253
Totals $171,196 $227,894



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