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Black Hills Cares

Sometimes families in our community struggle to pay their energy bills. Black Hills Cares* is a way for you to help. We’ll match your gift to our neighbors in need dollar for dollar.

In the past 11 years, Black Hills Cares provided more than $5.5 million in customer, employee and company donations to assist those in need. In 2018 alone, 2,300 families received assistance from Black Hills Cares funds.


How you can help

To give, check the box on your payment stub or fill out the online donation form to indicate the donation of your choice.

  • If you select the Round Up option, we’ll automatically round up your monthly bill to the next dollar and donate the difference.
  • The recurring monthly donation is another great way you can help. Select a donation amount on your payment stub or write in an amount that fits your budget in the “Other” field.
  • If you donate through Round Up or a recurring monthly amount, we’ll add that amount to your utility bill until you let us know to discontinue your enrollment. If at any time you want to stop your donation, call us at 888-890-5554.
black hills cares form

How to request Black Hills Cares funds

To be connected with partner agencies who distribute Black Hills Cares funds, contact the agency listed below for your community.

  Organization City Website Email Phone
  Salvation Army - Oklahoma FBO Hearts Warming Homes   1-800-227-2156
  Energy Outreach Colorado Denver (303) 825-8750
  New Opportunities Inc.  Carroll   712-792-9266
  Hawkeye Area Community Action Program Hiawatha   712-792-9266
  Matura Action Corp. Creston   641-782-8431
  Mid-Iowa Community Action Marshalltown   641-752-7162
  North Iowa Community Action Organization Mason City   641-423-8993
  Northeast Iowa Community Action Corp. Decorah     563-382-8436
  Northeast Iowa Community Action Agency Dubuque    
  Operation New View Community Action Agency in Dubuque, IA will be merging with Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) Oct. 1, 2020. Starting Oct. 1 all Black Hills Cares funds collected in Dubuque need to be applied to HACAP.  
  Operation New View   563-556-5131
  Operation Threshold Waterloo   319-291-2065
  IMPACT Community Action Program Des Moines   515-274-1334
  Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. Graettinger   712-859-3885
  West Central Community Action Agency Harlan   712-755-5135
  The Salvation Army FBO Heatshare Kansas City   211 in Kansas
  Warm Hearts of Douglas County Lawrence   211 in Kansas
  The Salvation Army FBO Heatshare Omaha

South Dakota
  Christian Life Center, Compassion Cupboard Belle Fourche   605-892-4767
  Custer Ministerial Association Custer     (605) 673-4090
  Church Response Rapid City   605-342-5360
  Hot Springs Ministerial Assoc. Hot Springs  
  Newcastle Ministerial Assoc. Newcastle     307-746-3618 
  Salvation Army of the Black Hills Spearfish 605-342-0982
  Salvation Army of the Black Hills Rapid City 605-342-0982
  Sturgis Alliance of Churches Sturgis   605-720-3579
  Newell - Vale - Nisland Ministerial Assoc.  Newell 605-456-2513
  Energy Share of Wyoming c/o Align  Cheyenne  (307) 772-9100