Be an Energy Hero


-or- download, complete, and mail the 4CORE pledge form with your check or money order. 


Your Donation Matters
This holiday season you can help 4CORE continue to prevent carbon pollution, combat climate change, and help families and businesses save money on utility bills.

With your help in 2014, we were able to: 
  • Secure 101 solar contracts through Solarize La Plata
  • Encourage 188 low-income families to take the Healthy Homes Pledge
  • Prevented  an estimated 567 metric tons of carbon pollution (with a total cumulative estimate of 5,856 since 4CORE's inception)
Your donation today will help us continue our work in 2015, including:
  • Installing solar on low-income, energy efficient families
  • Continuing to act as an information hub to provide answers to your energy and resource questions
Donate today by clicking on the button to the left!
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4CORE works hard to inspire our community to be resource-savvy. 

Every day we offer training opportunities, provide referral services, and share energy saving information throughout Southwest Colorado. The resulting resource conservation saves energy and money by helping individuals, families and businesses thrive.

This is all made possible when you contribute!


Download the form or contribute via PayPal
Make A Difference

Yes! You can change a life through energy efficiency, helping 4CORE serve local families and businesses with energy efficiency, health and safety, and solar upgrades. Check out our annual report or financial reports to find out how we spend your contribution wisely.


"The Samples' family purpose is to make the world a better place and we can do that by preserving our environment with clean energy. 4CORE and its volunteers made investigating, purchasing and installing our solar system a seamless process. For us as world citizens, going solar was the practical and right investment. 

- Colonel Berris and Brenda Samples
What's In it for Me?

As an Enterprise Zone project and 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donating to 4CORE gives you:
Business Sponsorship Opportunities
4CORE offers several sponsorship opportunities to promote your business or name. Contact us to initiate your sponsorship today!

Event Rates and Perks

Primary Event Sponsor- $500

  • a blog post featuring your company on Energy to Evolve (you are invited to submit this article yourself, or we can draft one for you)
  • a press release distributed to all newspapers in southwest Colorado 
  • a flyer distributed to all our partners and posted throughout Durango 
  • your logo and link prominently displayed on our web page
  • logo listing in 4CORE newsletter, over 1,500 distributed three times per month
  • posts on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn 
  • radio public service announcement
  • newspaper ad in local papers (if adequate funds are raised)
  • invitation to attend the event to answer questions and hand out information to prospective clients

Sub and Supplier Sponsorship- $300

  • a press release distributed to all newspapers in southwest Colorado 
  • a flyer distributed to all our partners and posted throughout Durango 
  • your logo and link on our web page
  • logo listing in 4CORE newsletter, over 1,500 distributed three times per month
  • posts on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn
  • mention and link in blog posts on Energy to Evolve
  • invitation to attend the event to answer questions and hand out information to prospective clients

Electronic Newsletter Rates and Perks

See examples of our 4CORE newsletter.

Annual Sponsorship- $1,000 (two months FREE)

  • Your logo at the top of each of the twelve newsletters, linked to your website
  • A summary of your company at the bottom of each newsletter
  • Opportunity to author one article with educational information about your area of expertise 
  • Bonus listing on fourcore.org.

Six Month Sponsorship- $500 (one month FREE)

  • Your logo at the top of each of the six newsletters, linked to your website
  • A summary of your company at the bottom of each newsletter
  • Opportunity to author one article with educational information about your area of expertise 
  • Bonus listing on fourcore.org

One Month Sponsorship- $100

  • Your logo at the top of six newsletters, linked to your website
  • A summary of your company at the bottom of each newsletter

Download the 4CORE media offerings document (.pdf)

Volunteer Opportunities
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer or providing community service? Contact us to help with the following tasks:

Community Education:

  • Staff booths at community events
  • Distribute flyers and posters
  • Give presentations to youth or seniors.
  • Speak with local businesses about new programs
  • Receive a 12.5% in-kind services Colorado tax credit by providing professional services for which you normally charge fees

Everyday Help

  • Compile research and survey data
  • Enter data or make phone calls (can be from home)
To volunteer, please download, complete, and mail or email our volunteer interest form.