More Than $25,000 Awarded to Service Area Non-Profits
CENTENNIAL, Colorado (June 16, 2022) – Colorado Natural Gas (CNG) has announced the winners of its 2022 charitable giving grant program. This year, CNG is celebrating its 25th anniversary. In honor of this occasion, CNG has increased its community giving commitment to $25,000.
CNG started in 1997 when its founders saw a need in their communities and decided to bring affordable, reliable, and safe energy solutions to unserved and underserved areas in the front range of Colorado. The company began with a set of core values that represented their mountain communities: pioneering, excellence, agility, kindness, and safety. These values are still exemplified at CNG every day through initiatives like its charitable giving program.
While a lot has changed over the last 25 years, CNG has remained committed to being a good community partner and neighbor. Each year, CNG donates resources to worthy causes that maintain and improve the sense of community in the areas it serves.
Through CNG’s charitable grant and sponsorship program, CNG awards funding to organizations and businesses with strategies that align with CNG’s mission. Priority is given to environmental, health-related, and educational initiatives and programs, as well as economic and cultural initiatives geared toward improving the well-being of CNG’s neighbors.
After an application process, the grants were awarded to these qualifying nonprofit organizations that serve CNG’s service territory:
• Gilpin County Food Pantry – Black Hawk, CO • Eastern Plains Women’s Resource Center – Byers, CO • Life Bridge Food Pantry – Bailey, CO • Senior Resource Development Agency – Pueblo, CO • Posada – Pueblo, CO • Pueblo United – Pueblo, CO • Mountain Resource Center – Conifer, CO • Community Coalition for Families and Children DBA Community Partnership Family Resource Center – Woodland Park, CO • Woodland Park Senior Organization – Woodland Park, CO • South Park Food Bank • Deer Trail FBC Food Bank • Care and Share Food Bank
“We’re honored to award grants to these valuable community resources, especially on the heels of our 25th anniversary” said Phil Marcum, Senior Manager of Business Development in Colorado. “At CNG, we understand we are only as strong as the communities we serve. Providing community resources is just one of the many ways we can support our customers and community members.”
In addition to supporting community causes, CNG also provides members of its team with up to 20 hours of paid time off each year to volunteer in the communities it serves.
Colorado Natural Gas has been providing safe, reliable and affordable residential, commercial and industrial energy solutions to communities throughout rural Colorado for 25 years. CNG’s mission is to provide comfortable, clean, safe and energy-efficient natural gas to small communities all around Colorado. Today, CNG serves more than 20,000 customers for parts of Jefferson, Gilpin, Park, Teller, Summit, Pueblo, Adams and Arapahoe counties.