Dollar Energy Fund

We Help Families Maintain Utility Services.

For more than 40 years, we’ve served the limited-income community by providing utility assistance grants to families and individuals in need.


Utility Partners

We help support households facing a utility crisis by providing assistance and other services that lead to self-sufficiency.

Dollar Energy Fund specializes in the administration of limited-income utility assistance programs, creates customized software technology and offers a variety of customer service call center resources. Our programs utilize innovative techniques to provide our clients with quality solutions to serve their customer base.


Years In Operation

$ Mil

Utility Assistance Grants

Families and Individuals

How it works

Whether you are seeking an assistance grant from our program or interested in making a donation, we want to make the process as easy as possible.

Contact your utility company

Start by contacting your utility company. They will help you determine your eligibility for an assistance grant and refer you to either a community-based agency or our online MyApp portal to start your application. Grants are issued on a first come, first served basis while funding is available, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you are facing a utility crisis.

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Submit your application

Work with one of our community-based agency partners to complete your application or fill out our application form online (available for select utility customers). You will be asked to provide a copy of your utility bill and proof of income for all members of your household. You may also need to show proof that you made an effort to pay your bill in the last 90 days.

Agency Finder

Receive a grant

Our grant program specialists will review your application and documentation to verify your award status and, if eligible, work with your utility company to apply an assistance grant directly to your account in the exact amount needed to prevent a termination or restore your service.

Multiple ways to give

There are many ways you can help make an impact for your neighbors in need. Whether you contribute through our website, add a donation to your monthly utility bill or mail a check, your contribution will go directly to help households who are struggling to afford basic utility services.

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Donations stay local

We believe in neighbors helping neighbors. Your donation will be designated for distribution in your area, allowing you to be a neighborhood hero for those struggling to afford basic utility services.

Donations are matched

Most donations made to Dollar Energy Fund receive a dollar-for-dollar match from our partnering utility companies. Double the impact your contributions have in your community by donating to Dollar Energy Fund today.

Find Help in Your Region

We partner with utility companies across the United States to provide assistance grants and other programs to help utility customers maintain basic gas, water, wastewater and electric services.
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Dollar Energy Fund Is Here For You

If you are facing a utility service termination, you may be eligible for assistance from our organization.