Give Hope

There’s nothing planned or defined about an emergency or crisis. They can hurt young and old alike – from parents struggling to make ends meet to elderly facing an extreme medical situation.

We experience people like this every day at Citizen’s Option to Provide Energy, or Project COPE, and the need is growing.

In fact, the Pikes Peak United Way, one of our Project COPE partners, continually records utility assistance calls – the greatest number of all incoming requests through its 2-1-1 number.

Project COPE provides utilities payment assistance to families and individuals struggling financially due to a personal crisis or emergency. Project COPE is the only local organization that dedicates its entire funding to utilities payment assistance year-round.

For more than 20 years, with the help of our customers, Project COPE has provided assistance to customers facing utility disconnection. We work closely with not-for-profit organizations throughout the city to manage the program and administer funds to neighbors in need.

One hundred percent of your contribution goes toward assisting our friends and neighbors in our own community.

Even better… you’re donation is doubled, thanks to a matching funds grant from Colorado Springs Utilities.

To donate:

  • Complete the form on the back of your utilities bill, or
  • Call 448-4800, or
  • Mail your donation check payable to Project COPE to:
    Colorado Springs Utilities Foundation
    PO Box 2278
    Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2278

Colorado Springs Utilities will send a confirmation letter within 10 business days. At the end of the year, we will send you a letter stating the amount of your annual donation.

Help children keep warm

in their own homes this winter.

$30 becomes $60

Allow a family to cook a warm meal

and have running water in the kitchen and bathroom.

$50 becomes $100

Bring heat, light and water

to an older couple struggling to live on a limited income.

$100 becomes $200