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Intermountain Gas is in the community to serve. Beyond providing safe and reliable energy service, Intermountain seeks to meet the needs of our communities through financial and time resources. Our employees are the backbone of this commitment as they selflessly serve our friends and neighbors.

Intermountain Gas provides additional community resources through energy assistance programs, energy efficiency programs, and safety information.

Click below for more information on specific organizations we support.

United Way of Treasure Valley

Intermountain Gas has a long history of supporting the United Way of Treasure Valley. Many employees choose to allocate a portion of their paycheck go directly to United Way of the Treasure Valley. In addition to financial support, many Intermountain Gas employees serve within UNTV in various capacities.

  • Angela Roberston, Customer Service Supervisor
    • Financial support since 2013
    • Event volunteer since 2021
    • 2022 Campaign Coordinator
  • Tracy Verbanac, Consumer Specialist
    • Vision Council Member since 2019
    • Reviews all education grant applications from non-profits and decides how much money to grant to each non-profit

2022 Book Bash

Intermountain Gas volunteers sorted, cleaned, and boxed over 1100 children’s books in just 2 hours! Our CXT, Nampa, Boise, and corporate campus contributed over 250 of those books!

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Learn more about UNTV and how to get involved by clicking here.

Boise Rescue Mission

Intermountain Gas supports Boise Rescue Mission through participation in various events throughout the year, including the annual Can Castle Competition.

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Learn more about Boise Rescue Mission by clicking here.

NeighborWorks Boise

Intermountain Gas has been a sponsor of NeighborWorks Boise for over 35 years. The Company fields teams annually for Paint the Town and Rake Up Boise, and supports NeighborWorks Boise through grants.

Additionally, Intermountain Gas District Manager, Rachel Anderson, has served as a volunteer with NeighborWorks Boise since 2008, moving to a Board member in 2012. Intermountain Gas Management of Change Coordinator, Natasa Diklic, has been a committee member for Paint the Town and Rake Up Boise since 2018.

Learn more about NeighborWorks Boise and how you can get involved by clicking here.

Recent Photos from NeighborWorks Boise Events:

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Glanbia Nutritionals Charity Golf Tournament

Since 2018, Intermountain Gas has been sponsoring Glanbia’s Charity Golf Tournament through the donation of a gas grill. The charity golf tournament benefits multiple organizations throughout the Idaho Magic Valley.

Learn more about Glanbia Nutritionals Charity Golf Tournament and how to get involved.

FUNDSY

The FUNDSY mission is to help grow the Treasure Valley’s arts, education, civic and social service nonprofit organizations.

Intermountain Gas is proud to annually sponsor FUNDSY through monetary donations as well as through hole sponsorships at the FUNDSY golf tournament.

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Learn more about FUNDSY and how to get involved by clicking here.

Idaho Gives

In 2022, Intermountain Gas supported Idaho Gives with a donation of $2,500.00.

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Learn more about Idaho Gives and how to get involved by clicking here.

Star Fire Department

Intermountain Gas LNG Plant Operator, Tim Murray, was elected as Star Fire Department Commissioner in 2020 and continues to serve as commissioner.

The Star Fire Department serves the Intermountain Gas LNG Plant.

Boise State University College of Business and Economics

Intermountain Gas Vice President of Safety, Process Improvement, and Operations Systems, Hart Gilchrist, serves on the Advisory Board for the BSU College of Business and Economics (COBE).

The BSU COBE is also supported annually through a $5,000 donation.

Learn more about the BSU COBE here.

Boise Visitors and Convention Bureau

Intermountain Gas supports the Boise Visitors and Conventions Bureau through an annual $1,000 donation.

Learn more about the Boise Visitors and Conventions Bureau here.

Project Share

Intermountain Gas Consumer Specialist, Tracy Verbanac, serves as secretary on the Project Share Board of Directors. Tracy has served since 2016.

Learn more about Project Share here.

Keep Kids Warm

For 25 years, the Keep Kids Warm program has been supplying Treasure Valley children in need with warmth. To date, over $1.3 million has been raised along
with thousands of coats to achieve the mission of keeping children warm through the winter.

Intermountain Gas Consumer Specialist, Tracy Verbanac, serves as the program administrator and has done so since 2016.

Learn more about Keep Kids Warm and how you can get involved by clicking here.

The Keep Kids Warm fund is also available to assist with heating costs for low-income families with children.

Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority

Intermountain Gas Consumer Specialist, Tracy Verbanac, serves as a Program Coordinating Committee Member with the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority. Tracy has served in this role since 2016.

Learn more about Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority by clicking here.

Salvation Army

Intermountain Gas is proud to have many of our employees serve through the Salvation Army and their events that benefit our communities.

  • Red Kettle Campaign

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  • Stuff the Bus

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  • The Daffodil Tea
    • Intermountain Gas sponsors the Daffodil Tea fundraiser supporting the Booth Program that is administered by The Salvation Army in Boise.

      Booth opened in 1921 and has helped over 10,000 pregnant girls and parenting teens for over 100 years!

      The Booth Program makes it possible for teens and young adults who are pregnant or parenting to obtain a high school diploma, GED or workforce training in a supportive environment.  They also help students navigate through their pregnancy and early life as a parent with applicable knowledge of life skills, pre and post-natal health, family building and budgeting, and relevant job skills.

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Learn how you can get involved and support the Salvation Army by clicking here.

Idaho Backcountry Veterans, Inc.

Idaho Backcountry Veterans, Inc. is a 501C3 not for profit that takes veterans, 1st responders and youth outdoors. The Board of Directors is comprised of Combat Veterans with at least 2 combat tours in the Global War on Terror ( GWOT).

Intermountain Gas Field Operations Coordinator, Kevin Mcfarland, is Founder and President of Idaho Backcountry Veterans, Inc. Kevin founded the organization in 2017 and Intermountain Gas is proud to support Idaho Backcountry Veterans.

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Learn more about Idaho Backcountry Veterans, Inc. by clicking here.

College of Eastern Idaho's Great Race for Education

College of Eastern Idaho’s Great Race for Education raises money to grant scholarships. Intermountain Gas has sponsored or provided a team in this event since 2010.

Learn more about College of Eastern Idaho’s Great Race for Education by clicking here.

Idaho Public Television

Intermountain Gas District Manager, Randy Morgan, serves as a board member on the Idaho Public Television Friends Board – Annual Festival. Intermountain Gas also sponsors a telephone bank of volunteers to take pledges and contributes to sponsoring programming on PBS through IDPTV. Intermountain is proud to be a sponsor of IDPTV for over 40 years.

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Learn more about Idaho Public Television by clicking here.

Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI)

Intermountain Gas District Manager, Teri TeNgaio, serves on the Board of Directors for REDI and has done so since the organization’s inception in 2015. Teri currently serves as the Board’s Secretary/Treasurer.

Learn more about Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) by clicking here.

Canyon Owyhee School Service Agency (COSSA)

Intermountain Gas Manager of Operations Systems Programs, Dennis Hammer, serves on the Engineering and Technology Advisory Team providing input to curriculum, needs for the business community, and skills.  COSSA helps train High School students on various trades and professional skills.  The Engineering and Technology department is training students in skills such as CAD drawings, Electronics, Electricity, Programmable Logic Control programming, Solar energy and other STEM related skills.  Intermountain Gas has made a number of technology donations.

Learn more about COSSA by clicking here.

Treasure Valley Trail Machine Association (TVTMA)

TVTMA seeks to promote the sport of off-highway vehicle riding while protecting our right to ride by providing a fun, family oriented environment, sponsoring a variety of rides and fun events for men, women and children of all ages and skill levels, exchanging knowledge of the trail systems and riding opportunities with other riders, encouraging membership in our club, working with land managers, political leaders and the public by representing the interests of trail riders, teaching trail ethics, safety, and conservation, and performing maintenance on trails, campsites, and parking areas.

Intermountain Gas supports TVTMA and their efforts through donation of items for annual auctions – oftentimes, this includes a natural gas grill.

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Learn more about TVTMA by clicking here.

Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce

The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce strengthens our local economy, promotes the community, connects local businesses, advocates in the interest of business with government, and develops community leaders. Key Message: The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce serves our business community with remarkable opportunities through networking, advocating and educating not only Chamber members but community members, too.

Intermountain Gas is a long-time member of the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce. We also support the Chamber and community through sponsorship of Chamber events.

Intermountain Gas supplied cooks and natural gas grills to cook up hamburgers and hotdogs for the 2022 Law Enforcement BBQ.

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Learn more about the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce by clicking here.

FACES of Hope

The purpose of the Center is to facilitate a coordinated community response to interpersonal violence that improves outcomes and enables victims to access all of the services they need from a single location. This requires robust partnerships with government and community-based agencies. We have 17 community partners. Co-location means our combined efforts reduce the potential that individuals and families in crisis will miss vital resources. It also reduces the number of times that they must retell their story to minimize further trauma. Ultimately, the Center fosters a heightened community vigilance that comes from partners looking for innovations through the same lens; rapid learning that comes from continuous feedback; and an immediacy of action from a unified and simultaneous response.

Intermountain Gas supports FACES of Hope through monetary donations.

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Learn more about FACES of Hope by clicking here.

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MDU Resources Foundation

Our corporate headquarters, MDU Resources Group, is committed to supporting the communities in which its businesses operate. The corporation believes its success is directly related to a healthy social and economic environment. Through the MDU Resources Foundation, the corporation can share its success and help its neighbors make the communities better places to live and work. The foundation was incorporated in 1983. MDU Resources is proud of its record of supporting qualified organizations and is hopeful the foundation’s efforts will continue to have a positive impact.For more information regarding the MDU Resources Foundation, contact Rita O’Neill at MDU Resources.

Environmental Community Opportunity (ECO) Fund

Environmental stewardship is a part of Intermountain Gas Company’s mission and daily life, and our commitment to the communities we serve is taken seriously. As part of our continued environmental commitment, Intermountain Gas Company – along with its three sister companies – has established the ECO Fund to support projects that enhance environmental education and stewardship in the communities we serve.

Environmental education projects may include grants for teacher training, books or equipment for classroom use, field trips or special project support in the natural or physical sciences.

Community environmental stewardship projects may include such things as nature trail development, wildlife area enhancement, recycling and community cleanup promotion, or the development of ‘living laboratories’ for the use of students and the general public.

Some limitations apply. See the ECO Fund brochure for details of the program and the ECO Fund Grant Application Form to apply.

2022 ECO Grant Awardees

More than 60 students representing 10 North Dakota schools participated in the 22nd annual ND Envirothon in early May at Crystal Springs Camp near Jamestown, North Dakota.

The event was funded in part by an Environmental Community Opportunity grant from Montana-Dakota Utilities.

Students completed four trail tests in the areas of wildlife, aquatics, prairie/forestry, and soils. The top three teams competed in the final round of presentations in front of a panel of five judges and other teams, advisors, and volunteers.

Students also heard two presentations from Kathy Froelich, a Sahnish Elder who talked about wild plants, the importance of knowing your cultural background and nature.

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