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Energy Outreach Colorado

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Homeless & Housing, Housing Expense Reduction Support, Housing Rehabilitation, Human Services

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.

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Rating: 5

Excellent organization. Efficient, responsive to clients' needs and cost effective. I love it!

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Rating: 5

I am so proud to be a contributor to the success of Energy Outreach Colorado. I have come to realize that for many of my Colorado neighbors, the need for help with their utility bills is truly life threatening. I don’t know where my modest contributions can have a more dramatic impact. Because EOC squeezes a lot of bang from each dollar, I know that my gifts have made a difference. Because EOC steps in with critical help with heat and light, this wonderful non-profit’s work with low income folks in turn makes it possible for many recipients to put adequate food on the table and fill long ignored prescriptions. Its impact is continuing and far-reaching. And it is significant that EOC also helps folks improve the energy efficiency of their homes, hopefully making it possible for many to afford their utility bills. I appreciate the double whammy of EOC, if you will: Help when one can’t pay for heat and light and help to make energy use more efficient and affordable. I further appreciate the effective ways EOC keeps its supporters informed and aware of its activities and its needs.


Rating: 5

Many years ago, in lieu of Christmas gifts for the adults in my extended family, I decided to make a "Family Contribution" to help those less fortunate than we. It didn't take long to choose Energy Outreach Colorado. I was most impressed that they are able to keep their administrative costs below 7%. The staff are all very professional and great people to get to know. Last year, I was interviewed about the annual letter I send to each member of my family regarding the need for our assistance and how it will make someone's home warm and bright for the Holidays. I include this letter in an EOC Holiday card. This is without a doubt, the finest organization to whom I've ever given and I shall continue as long as I'm able.