Energy Outreach Colorado

Rating: 4.9 stars   29 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 225 E 16th Ave Suite 200 Denver CO 80203 USA

Mission: To help Coloradans afford home energy.
Results: In 2013, Energy Outreach Colorado invested $18.5 million to provide energy bill payments to help 117,600 households; repair the heating systems in 1,180 homes; and provide energy efficiency improvements in 44 nonprofit facilities and 2,655 affordable housing units.
Target demographics: limited-income families, seniors and individuals with special health needs
Direct beneficiaries per year: limited-income households with energy bill payments and emergency furnace repairs; and nonprofits and affordable housing facilities with energy efficiency improvements.
Geographic areas served: Colorado
Programs: energy bill payment assistance, emergency home heating system repair, and energy efficiency improvements for non-profit and affordable housing facilities.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 74-2543881
303-825-8750
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Rating: 5 stars  

As the Executive Director of Las Animas Helping Hands, I have had the privilege of working closely with Energy Outreach Colorado for the past 10 years. They reach out compassionately to individuals and families going through a difficult time and provide grants for organizations throughout Colorado to help keep client's heat and electricity on. I appreciate how Energy Outreach Colorado is continually thinking of additional ways to help the needy and help nonprofit organizations that serve them!
Sharon Barber, Las Animas Helping Hands

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having had the pleasure and honor of working with EOC for the past 11 years, I can honestly say that in my personal experience with non profit organizations, not all have the dedication, vested interest and concern for the citizens of their State as EOC does. Just in working with them, our organization has also gained a valuable sense of compassion for our citizens as well as the citizens of Colorado. We have also seen first hand the many hours of overtime, personal time and heartfelt effort everyone at this organization puts forward to ensure others' needs are met, from assisting financially, those with little or no income, ensuring the health, well being and safety of households in need of heating repairs and maintenance, and in cases of extreme emergency, taking any steps necessary to prevent any household from going without heat or services.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Energy Outreach Colorado is an organization that I am proud to work with. Each member of their team fights hard to make sure that they are helping to give Colorado individuals and businesses a better quality of life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I work on a daily basis with this organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our non-profit (Habitat for Humanity of the St Vrain Valley) and, more to the point, our clients, have benefited greatly from the work of Energy Outreach Colorado. We receive funds to install energy efficiency upgrades in the homes that we build. Our homes achieve Energy Star status and the improvements literally save hundreds of dollars a year for our very low income homeowners. That's money that can be used for other basic necessities. We are so grateful for Energy Outreach Colorado's partnership.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through my work with Habitat for Humanity of the St Vrain Valley we have been able to offer services to our clients that we might not otherwise be able to offer.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't have any suggestions for changes.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a Board member of the SisterCarmen Community Center in Lafayette and working design engineer in the food service equipment field for 48 years it has been very rewarding working with the staff of the Non-profit division of Energy Outreach Colorado-NEEP. We are in the process of developing a food bank, client shopping facility and bulk warehouse to serve not only our Eastern Boulder County clientelle, but also the ability to warehouse bulk product for other county agencies without sufficient storage space. The task includes office space for ourselves and other non profit agencies who do not have a building or affordable space to rent. We are converting an existing former defense agency manufacturing facility and the assistance furnished by NEEP has been essential to getting us up and operating by late Spring 2011. Our building is 23 years old and the HVAC systems are old, inefficient and past their normal life expectancy. The redesigned use of the space made it even more complicated. The dedication of the NEEP staff to helping us through this proceedure has been extremely helpful.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Organizing the deocumentation that has to be presented to have our agency considered for assistance

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

shorten the turn around time from application to the award decision.

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Rating: 5 stars  

EOC makes so many great things happen in this community. Through their work 1000's of families remain housed and warm. They also use their influence to help their partner nonprofits. Denver is a warmer, safer and better place because of EOC!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a recipient of funds from this agency I have seen the results of their mission have a direct impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in Denver and throughout the state of Colorado.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them find more funding to have an even greater impact.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Without Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC)more than 700 families each year would find themselves sitting in the dark in their own homes. Through Energy Outreach Colorado we have as an agency been able to help that number of families every year as a result of energy grants received from EOC. Many people think of the needs of those in distress particularly during cold winter months. but what happens when there is no money to pay an electric bill in the summer - when refrigerators can't operate and food is spoiled; when the heat is sweltering and there is no means to cool down a fretful baby or elderly parent. EOC comes to the rescue in winter and in summer. They are concerned about the energy needs of people throughout the entire state and work with local agencies to help people in need. They are generous in their grants and personable to work with. They have a heart as well as a purse from which they draw resources and distribute to thousands.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the grants I have reeived that are then distributed to persons in need in our community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more money so they can give more money around the state to help people in need.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

They raise money so that they can give it to agencies who in turn help people with their energy bills.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) is an amazing organization that collaborates with existing service agencies to meet the raising demand for utility assistance funding. We have collaborated with EOC for a little under 20 years and through the funding they make available we have served countless families with the much needed financial assistance to keep their utilities on. To many families who choose between purchasing food and paying for utility and heating costs this is aninvaluable service. It helps them stretch their dollars to continue surving in a situation of poverty and for some of them it gets them a step closer to self-sufficiency. This emergency service is very needed in a time of economic uncertaintly for many. EOC serves those below the poverty line who struggle to make ends meet; to those who have faced a crisis that has had financial reprecussions and just need help to get back on track.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In the multitude of families and individuals who have received financial assistance to keep their utilties on.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more funding to meet the raising demand for needed assistance!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Energy Outreach Colorado helped our organization in a very efficient way to provide our low income clients with energy efficient housing and a significant energy cost reduction.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being able to provide energy efficiency housing for our low income families. Our clients were able to reduce their energy bill by significant amounts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Working with Energy Outreach Colorad was great.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Energy Outreach Colorado is a fantastic organization who has allowed us to assist 1,000's of Families in need. They are caring and compassionate and they put their efforts to our very good needs. I can not say enough Great things about them. They are our favorite Foundation at Almost Home, Inc. Terry M. Moore Executive Director Almost Home, Inc. 231 North Main Street Brighton, CO 80601

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yes, as their Executive Director and working with EOC for the past 10+ years

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Well, there is a Huge demand for Energy Assistance and we and our clients could always use more funding.

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