DENVER, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hower Family Fund of Colorado, a Centennial-based family foundation, raised $336,000 for affordable home energy in Colorado through a recent challenge grant to Energy Outreach Colorado, bringing the total collected over six years to nearly $1.1 million.
The Hower Family pledged to match up to $50,000 in new and increased gifts to Energy Outreach Colorado in October 2013 through the end of the year, and 2,169 qualifying donors contributed $336,000 in three months.
This is the sixth challenge grant the Hower Family Fund has extended to benefit Energy Outreach, a nonprofit that raises funds for energy bill payment assistance and energy efficiency programs for affordable housing and nonprofit facilities across Colorado. In total, the Hower Family's grants have raised nearly $1.1 million for the organization.
"We greatly appreciate the Hower Family Fund's ongoing support of affordable home energy for Colorado's most financially vulnerable residents," said Skip Arnold, executive director at Energy Outreach Colorado. "The Hower Family's generosity over the past several years has helped hundreds of seniors, families with children, and people living with special needs remain warm and safe in their homes."
About Energy Outreach Colorado
Helping Coloradans afford home energy.
Energy Outreach Colorado is the only independent, non-profit organization in the state raising money to help limited-income Coloradans afford home energy. Since it was established in 1989, EOC has raised more than $192 million to fund energy bill payment assistance and energy efficiency improvements for affordable housing and non-profit facilities. Energy Outreach Colorado relies on private donations, corporate contributions and foundation grants. It has received top ratings from Charity Navigator for 12 consecutive years and is an accredited charity member of the Better Business Bureau. Energy Outreach Colorado, www.EnergyOutreach.org, can be reached at 303-825-8750 or at 225 E. 16th Ave. Ste. 200, Denver, CO 80203-1612.
SOURCE Energy Outreach Colorado