Enhancing quality of life

We’re committed to supporting organizations that make a difference in the communities we serve. Each year, we award more than $450,000 in grants to help improve the quality of life for our customers, employees and neighbors. We are committed to volunteerism, providing opportunities for members of our team to support causes important to employees and their families. One way we encourage this service is through the NiSource Dollars for Doers program, which contributes up to $500 to organizations where a Columbia employee volunteers.

Investing in strong communities

Through our Community Investment Program, we donate time, money, and other resources each year to hundreds of local philanthropic programs and organizations across our 26-county service area. These grants focus primarily on public safety & emergency response, environmental stewardship, and community & economic development. See our grant application for details on how to qualify for support. Complete our community grant application. If you have questions regarding this application, please email tbrookings@NiSource.com.

2018 Giving Back Report

See our 2018 Giving Back Report to learn more about our investment in strong communities.

Be our partners in community safety

We’re committed to supporting first responders with monetary and material resources, as well as natural gas safety education to help keep our customers and communities safe.

Each year, we educate hundreds of first responders at our Safety School, which includes a classroom session on a natural gas safety and incident response, a review of facilities in the responders’ specific communities, and an outdoor opportunity for firefighters to extinguish four types of natural gas fires. If you are interested in attending Safety School, contact Kristie Kubovic at 724-416-6017 or kkubovic@NiSource.com.

Have an emergency?

If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, have carbon monoxide symptoms or have some other emergency situation, go outside and call 911 and then call us at 1-888-460-4332.