DENVER, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hower Family Fund of Colorado, a Centennial-based family foundation, has helped raise more than $260,000 for affordable energy programs in Colorado through a recent challenge grant to Energy Outreach Colorado.
The Hower Family pledged to match up to $50,000 in new and increased gifts to Energy Outreach Colorado beginning last fall, and 3,335 donors contributed $260,000 in three months.
This is the fifth challenge grant the Hower Family Fund has extended to benefit Energy Outreach, a nonprofit that raises funds for energy assistance and energy efficiency programs for limited-income families and nonprofit facilities across Colorado. In total, the Hower Family's challenge grants have raised more than $760,000 for the organization over the last several years.
"We greatly appreciate the support of the Hower Family Fund in helping Colorado's most financially vulnerable residents afford home energy," said Skip Arnold, executive director at Energy Outreach Colorado. "The Hower Family's generous commitment helps many families with children, seniors and people living with special needs stay safe and warm in their homes."
About Energy Outreach Colorado
Helping all 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 $175 million to fund energy bill payment assistance, energy efficiency upgrades for affordable housing and non-profit facilities, and advocacy on behalf of low-income energy consumers. Energy Outreach Colorado relies on private donations, corporate contributions and foundation grants. It has received top ratings from Charity Navigator for 11 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