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Black Hills Cares

Improving life for those in need

Black Hills Cares helps eligible residential customers in need pay their Black Hills Energy bills or emergency energy-related expenses. We match those contributions 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 to request Black Hills Cares funds

For energy assistance and referrals to the agencies we partner with to distribute Black Hills Cares dollars, please call 2-1-1 or go to

How you can help

To give, check the box on your payment stub 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.
  • You can also make a one-time donation with your monthly bill payment. Just write in your donation amount in the “One-time” field on your payment stub.
  • 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.