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Black Hills Cares

Black Hills Cares

At Black Hills Energy, we pride ourselves on always being ready. That’s why we have our Black Hills Cares program. It supports our neighbors who are struggling to pay their energy bills. Because if we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that we all need a little extra help now and then. In the past 14 years, Black Hills Cares provided more than $7.6 million in customer, employee and company donations to assist those in need. In 2021 alone, 2,400 families received assistance from Black Hills Cares funds.

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

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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
  The Salvation Army Arkansas and Oklahoma Division Black Hills Cares   1-800-227-2156
Colorado (Please note: Your donation and related basic information will be passed along to Energy Outreach Colorado.)
  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. Estherville   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


How you can help

There are several ways to give.

If you receive a paper bill, just check the box on your payment stub.

If you pay your bill electronically, sign up in your online account to make a donation during the payment process. Go to Billing > Settings > Donate to Black Hills Cares 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.
  • If at any time you want to stop your donations, call us at 888-890-5554 or update online.

*Black Hills Cares is a program of the Black Hills Corp. Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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