Butte, Mont. - Nov. 6, 2012 - NorthWestern Energy donated
$109,739 during the third quarter of 2012 to local charitable
organizations across Montana through its Community Works
A wide variety of organizations across NorthWestern's six
Montana operating divisions received funding, including the
Billings Clinic Foundation, the Museum of the Rockies, Butte
Mile-Hi Lions Charities, Great Falls Fireworks Forever,
Student Assistance Foundation in Helena, Flathead FFA, and
the Montana Food Bank Network. All told, 114 nonprofit
organizations received donations during the quarter.
In total, NorthWestern Energy has donated more than $341,000
companywide through the first nine months of 2012 and about
$4.88 million since the fund's inception in 2006.
The Community Works Fund provides grants to qualified
organizations that provide services to the communities it
serves in Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota. 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. All funding decisions are made by
employee representatives who live and work in the community
where the organizations are located or provide service.
Applications are accepted year round and they are typically
reviewed on a quarterly basis.
About NorthWestern Energy
NorthWestern Energy provides electricity and natural gas in
the Upper Midwest and Northwest, serving approximately
668,400 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.www.northwesternenergy.com.