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Energy Outreach Colorado

Helping all Coloradans afford home energy

four stars

93.36

225 East Sixteenth Avenue Suite 200
Denver, CO 80203
tel: (303) 825-8750   Web Site
EIN: 74-2543881

Board Leadership
Cec Ortiz
President

CEO
Jennifer Gremmert
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.36 four stars
  Financial 90.61 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Energy Outreach Colorado is dedicated to keeping Colorado homes warm, healthy and safe by raising money for energy assistance. We assist people in emergency situations by helping pay the balances on their utility bills. We also help limited income families to be more self-sufficient by funding energy efficiency measures that lower energy costs in affordable housing across Colorado. Through the Charitable Energy Network and the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), we help those in need across Colorado. We also support Energy Efficiency Programs that provide long-term solutions to help needy Coloradoans control their energy use and lower their bills.

Energy Outreach Colorado is dedicated to keeping Colorado homes warm, healthy and safe by raising money for energy assistance. We assist people in emergency situations by helping pay the balances on their utility bills. We also help limited income families to be more self-sufficient by funding energy efficiency measures that lower energy costs in affordable housing across Colorado. Through the Charitable Energy Network and the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), we help those in need across Colorado. We also support Energy Efficiency Programs that provide long-term solutions to help needy Coloradoans control their energy use and lower their bills.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of staff/tenants/clients provided energy management education
11,694
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
93.6%
  Administrative Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Energy Outreach Colorado on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Energy Outreach Colorado on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Energy Outreach Colorado (CO) 93.36 four stars
The Heat and Warmth Fund (MI) 94.95 four stars
Oregon Energy Fund (OR) 88.84 three stars
Fuel Fund of Maryland (MD) 93.25 four stars
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (VA) 89.86 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,905,649
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $110,148
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,173,958
Total Contributions $25,189,755
   Program Service Revenue $627,666
Total Primary Revenue $25,817,421
   Other Revenue $2,283,948
TOTAL REVENUE $28,101,369
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $26,149,563
   Administrative Expenses $952,155
   Fundraising Expenses $1,060,203
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $28,161,921
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-60,552
   
Net Assets $22,627,116

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Utility Assistance $7,654,558 29.3%
Long-Term Energy Solutions $6,141,825 23.5%
Weatherization Assistance for Low-Income Persons (WAP) $3,818,449 14.6%

Ratings History
Energy Outreach Colorado has received 18 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 07/01/2019 93.36 four stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 90.82 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 98.09 four stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 96.59 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 98.63 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 94.11 four stars
2014-09 10/01/2015 93.47 four stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 94.30 four stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 99.78 four stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 99.46 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 97.14 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 04/01/2011 99.50 four stars
2008-09 12/01/2010 99.47 four stars
2007-09 11/01/2008 95.73 four stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 99.42 four stars
2005-09 05/01/2006 98.76 four stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 99.45 four stars
2003-09 06/01/2004 91.55 four stars
2002-09 08/01/2003 96.78 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 74-2543881
Name in IRS Master File ENERGY OUTREACH COLORADO
NTEE Code N20
NTEE Classification Recreational and Sporting Camps
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(399) Other housing activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$193,630 0.68% Jennifer Gremmert Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$291,930 1.03% Sanders Arnold Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Energy Outreach Colorado (CO) 93.36 four stars
Dollar Energy Fund (PA) 91.16 four stars
Operation Fuel (CT) 92.66 four stars
Fuel Fund of Maryland (MD) 93.25 four stars
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (VA) 89.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Energy Outreach Colorado
225 East Sixteenth Avenue
Suite 200
Denver, CO 80203
tel: (303) 825-8750
fax: (303) 825-0765
EIN: 74-2543881

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 176268
Denver, CO 80217

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Board Leadership

Cec Ortiz
President

CEO

Jennifer Gremmert
Executive Director

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