OHH Selected as Colorado Energy Foundation Grant Recipient
Foundation Amplifies Existing Industry Philanthropic Efforts
The Oilfield Helping Hands Rocky Mountain Chapter, a non-profit organization helping oilfield families in financial crisis due to no fault of their own, has been named as a beneficiary and grant recipient of the Colorado Energy Foundation this year.
The Colorado Energy Foundation was incorporated in 2019 as a 501(c)(3) supporting organization of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. The Colorado Energy Foundation seeks to amplify existing philanthropic efforts of the oil and gas industry in Colorado and develop new community partnerships through strategic investment.
The Colorado Energy Foundation is supported by a diverse community of companies and individuals in the broader oil and gas industry in Colorado. This year, four non-profits were selected as grant recipients by the Colorado Energy Foundation, including OHH.
“Each of the community partners selected for funding this year share a common thread,” says Sara Reynolds, executive director, Colorado Energy Foundation. “They are committed to ensuring equity and access for all Coloradans through their mission. Whether they are ensuring access to life-changing opportunities, such as affordable home-ownership, resources in a time of personal crisis, affordable and reliable utility assistance, or preservation and access to the beautiful outdoors in our great state, each of these organizations have a fundamental impact on our communities.”
The Colorado Energy Foundation is co-hosting a fundraising gala to benefit the 2020 cohort of grant recipients. The annual Mardi Gras Ball is scheduled for Friday, February 21 at the Exdo Event Center in Denver, Colorado. All proceeds will directly support the four grant recipients, including OHH.
“We are honored to be included in the first-ever cohort of community non-profits to receive grant funding in 2020 from the Colorado Energy Foundation,” adds Sally Hallingstad, OHH Rocky Mountain Chapter president. “In order to help us continue or mission of providing financial aid to oil and gas families in financial crisis, we encourage companies and individuals to sponsor or register for the upcoming Mardi Gras Ball, which promises to be a memorable night of dinner, dancing, live music, auction prizes, and a hosted bar.”
For more information, or to get involved with the Annual Mardi Gras Ball, visit www.coga.org/mardigrasball.html.
Oilfield Helping Hands is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, established in Houston in 2003. OHH helps oilfield families in financial crisis due to no fault of their own. Since its inception, the organization has provided more than $5 million to industry workers and their families. OHH continues to work in the most economical fashion to maximize the funds available to recipients each year.