Invested in the Community

As a hometown fixture, NLI provides more than electrical service to you, our members and neighbors

In 2017, Northern Lights Inc. contributed to numerous community groups and organizations through the NLI Donation Committee and the Community Trust.

The NLI Donation Committee regularly reviews requests from and donates to:

  • Rick Dalessio and EMT Sarah Nixon help with the Meals on Wheels program.

    Community Cancer Services

  • Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels
  • Panhandle Autism Society
  • Bonner County 4H scholarship
  • Angels Over Sandpoint Back to School Backpack Program
  • High school graduation nights
  • Panhandle Animal Shelter
  • Sandpoint Academy of the Arts
  • East Bonner County Library improvement fund
  • Priest River Animal Rescue
  • Bonner County Soil and Water Conservation watershed program
  • Thompson Falls Robotics Club
  • Idaho Panhandle Habitat for Humanity
  • Kami Williams proudly displays her grand champion steer. NLI helps children learn how to raise animals by donating to the 4-H scholarship fund.

    American Legion baseball

  • Distinguished Young Women scholarship fund
  • Clark Fork volleyball club
  • Priest Lake Elementary School arts program
  • Mount Hall Elementary School equipment fund
  • Priest Lake People Helping People
  • Noxon kids’ fishing day
  • Boy Scouts summer camp
  • Trout Creek Huckleberry Festival
  • Pend Oreille Arts Council
  • Thompson Falls Park project
  • Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club’s youth program
  • Sandpoint Little League
  • Noxon Big Sky Blues Festival kids’ workshops
  • More than 900 students were served through the Angels Over Sandpoint Back to School Backpack Program.

    Jacey’s Race

  • Albeni Falls Pipes and Drums of Northern Idaho
  • Heron Grandview Museum improvements
  • Shakespeare in the Park
  • Noxon Booster Club
  • Kinderhaven shelter
  • Volunteer fire departments

NLI’s Community Trust provides funds from Operation Roundup, which allows members to make tax deductible donations by rounding their bills to the next dollar. The trust board consists of seven NLI members who determine how funds are allocated among local food banks and community-based organizations.

Northern Lights also sponsors Inland Northwest Blood Center drives every year for the Sandpoint/Sagle area.

This year, the NLI Board of Directors awarded 10 $500 educational, vocational and line worker scholarships.