Our Approach and Guidelines for Charitable Giving

At Summit, we understand that we are as strong as the communities we serve. Providing community resources is one way we can support our customers and community members. Over the years, Colorado Natural Gas has formed meaningful partnerships with community-based non-profit organizations within the company’s territory.

New in 2023, Colorado Natural Gas will expand upon this partnership commitment by embracing more of a philanthropic approach. Our philanthropic focus will provide a meaningful multi-year impact supporting non-profit organizations providing the grantee with a guaranteed income stream that it can use to launch a long-term program that guaranteed income allows it to focus on providing the much-needed services – and less on raising funds.

Summit’s charitable giving grant awards will focus on these areas of interest:

  • Human needs
  • Education
  • Community vitality and environmental stewardship

The Applicaion Window is NOW CLOSED

Application Process

While Colorado Natural Gas will welcome all applications submitted, we strive to align our budgeted charitable giving dollars to support community organizations across our service territory, impacting areas of interest and key priorities stated above. Successful grant applications are typically 501c3 non-profit organizations.

Application Window

June 5, 2023 – June 30, 2023; our team member-led review committee will announce the grant recipients on or before July 19.

In addition, to supporting community causes, Summit also provides members of our team with up to 20 hours of paid time to volunteer in the communities we serve annually. If your organization has a volunteer opportunity, you’d like us to know about please contact: communityaffairs@corp.summitutilities.com

Generally, Colorado Natural Gas does not make charitable contributions to:

  • Organizations that practice discrimination
  • Organizations outside of Summit’s service areas
  • Political organizations, campaigns for public office, or organizations whose primary purpose is to influence legislation
  • Contests, trips, or tours
  • Sports teams
  • Individuals, for any purpose
  • Capital requests

Congratulations and thank you to our previous grant awardees!

Deer Trail Food Bank

Mountain Resource Center

Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado

Energy Outreach Colorado

Little Chapel Food Bank

Community Care Foundation/ Aspen Mine Center

Gilpin County Food Bank

Seniors Alliance of Platte County and South Park Food Bank

LifeBridge Food Bank

Bennett Community Food Bank

Pueblo United

Woodland Park Senior Organization

Community Coalition for Families and Children

Grace Baptist Food Bank