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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 will be doubled, thanks to a matching funds grant from Colorado Springs Utilities.

Think of the difference you can make with:

  A gift of $30 when matched becomes $60 to help Colorado Springs children
  keep warm this winter.

  A donation of $50 becomes $100 to allow a family to cook a warm meal and
  have running water in their kitchen and bathroom.

  A contribution of $100 becomes $200 to bring heat, lights and water to
  an older couple struggling to live on a limited income that’s been further
  reduced by the recession.

To donate:

  • use our online donation portal
  • 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.