CORE Commitments

CORE Electric Cooperative’s mission is to connect lives and communities through choice and innovation. We seek to provide for the communities we serve – not just through reliable electric service, but by also partnering with local programs, businesses and organizations.

Every year, CORE contributes to hundreds of worthy causes and organizes several charitable programs. We also maintain an employee volunteer program.

Additional info about CORE’s ongoing commitments is available below. Contact us if you have questions or comments.

Current Programs

CORE maintains an employee volunteer program that allows CORE employees to spend a workday volunteering at a local nonprofit or charitable organization. Visit this page for more information.

Seasonal Programs

CORE members can help fellow Coloradans stay warm during colder months by donating new and gently used winter coats to the annual Coats for Colorado drive, which typically spans October and November. CORE members can drop off coats at any of our four offices during this time. We collect and deliver member donations to the drive. Last year, members donated nearly 600 coats.

Since 1988, CORE’s board of directors has awarded grants to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education. This year we awarded 35 grants – five per director district – of $2,000 each. Grant recipients are chosen via a lottery-type drawing, as there are no scholastic requirements. The application window for 2022 education grants is now open. Visit this page for more information.

In December and January, CORE invites members to bring their unwanted string lights to any CORE office so that we can recycle them and donate the proceeds to local food banks. This past holiday season, we collected nearly 6,000 pounds of lights.

Each year CORE invites budding artists in grades 1 through 5 to help us promote National Electrical Safety Month in May by submitting original safety-themed artwork. One winning entry is selected per grade, earns its artist $100 and $500 for their classroom, and appears as part of our safety communications in May. The entry window for this year’s contest has closed. View this year’s winning artwork on this page.

Energy Assistance

Agencies and organizations throughout CORE’s service area offer services to Coloradans who struggle to afford home energy.