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.

Environmental Program of Focus

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, and visit our Nonprofit Partnerships page to learn more about the other programs we support.

Oregon State Parks Foundation

In 2017, our Smart Energy program and the Corporate Philanthropy Fund contributed $18,800 to the Oregon State Parks Foundation, in recognition of customers who volunteered to offset emissions from their natural gas use. Foundation funds go toward enhancing visitor experiences at Oregon’s 255 state parks.


Employees and retirees 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. And, through the Spirit of Giving campaign, employees, retirees and shareholders pledged and donated thousands of dollars to EarthShare Oregon.

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.