At Noble Energy, we’re committed to providing the energy Colorado needs, supporting the economy we all want, and protecting the environment we all value. We also believe in giving back to the state and the communities that more than 800 of our employees call home.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility program helps foster a culture where our employees understand that to work at Noble Energy means embracing service within our neighborhoods and communities. One of the ways Noble Energy puts this value into action in Colorado is through meaningful charitable partnership with financial support and employee engagement.

We build our social investments on three strategic pillars:

Health and wellness

Environmental stewardship

Education/workforce development

Building long-term partnerships for bigger impact

Noble Energy has an established tradition of supporting organizations that better our communities in Colorado. Partnering with local organizations who help make a difference is crucial to our purpose of bettering people’s lives in the areas where we live and work. Learn more on some of the recent contributions Noble Energy has made to organizations that help Colorado thrive.

Weld Food Bank

Noble Energy’s partnership with the Weld Food Bank is one of our long-term community relationships that provides us with ways for both the company and our employees to give back to our communities in Northern Colorado.

Noble Energy employees volunteer hundreds of hours for the organization, with volunteer efforts totaling over 247 hours in 2017. Noble Energy also provides financial support for a variety of Weld Food Bank events, including most recently serving as the title sponsor for the March 2018 “Stone Soup” fundraising event, which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to combat hunger in Weld County.

Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Chamber Foundation

From helping Hispanic professionals advance their careers through the Leadership Development Program to hosting a series of Lunch and Learn events dedicated to supporting and inspiring Latinas, Noble Energy is proud to support the work that the Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Chamber Foundation do to empower the Hispanic community in Colorado.

School districts in Denver and Greeley

Noble Energy and the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) work together to replace diesel-burning school buses with new, efficient buses that run on clean-burning natural gas produced right here in Colorado. The Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus program will help to purchase 75 buses by 2019 for school districts in Denver and Greeley.

Because clean-burning natural gas is up to one-third less expensive than diesel fuel on an equivalent energy basis, school districts will save approximately $3,000 on fuel per CNG bus per year, while dramatically reducing air pollutants.

Denver Public Schools Foundation

Noble Energy supports the Denver Public Schools Foundation through the “Red Zone Program,” our official partnership with the Denver Broncos. Through the program, we donate $1,000 to DPS every time the Broncos reach the 20-yard red zone, and this year we hit the $100,000 mark! Noble also brought the game to life for several exemplary students by hosting them at a Broncos home game. Read more in the following section on this unique program and the major milestones we’ve reached together.

Noble Energy Red Zone Program: Official Partners with the Denver Broncos Supporting the DPS Foundation

2018 will mark the fifth season Noble Energy has been an official partner of the Denver Broncos. As an official partner, Noble Energy works with the Broncos on several community initiatives and charitable programs. One recent initiative included partnering with the Broncos to put on a field day carnival at Cheltenham Elementary School in Denver. We, along with our Broncos partners, presented the school with a $35,000 check at the conclusion of the event.

Through Noble Energy’s Red Zone Program, every time the Broncos offense gets within 20 yards of their opponent’s end zone in Denver, Noble Energy donates $1,000 to the Denver Public Schools Foundation. In the 2017-2018 season, the Denver Broncos reached the red zone 32 times, providing a total of $32,000 to the DPS Foundation. Since 2014 Noble Energy has donated $139,000 to the DPS Foundation through the Red Zone program, and we are looking forward to giving even more this season!

Workforce development: STEAM education

Noble Energy also invests in our Colorado communities through numerous workforce development programs, emphasizing STEAM (science, engineering, technology, the arts, and math) education. Learn more about the programs we support.

Governor of Colorado Executive Internship Program

Noble Energy committed to a three-year $105,000 partnership with the state of Colorado in 2016 to support an experiential learning internship program for students in the Governor’s office called the Governor of Colorado Executive Internship Program. During the program, interns go through several government offices including the Department of Natural Resources, the Colorado Energy Office, and the policy team to grow their understanding of the public sector with an energy focus.

DCPA Dramatic Learning Program

Noble Energy works with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to bring theater professionals and engineers together for an innovative arts integration initiative in schools. Together we created the innovative, three-year DCPA Dramatic Learning Program which, in its first two years, reached 2,083 students in 29 schools across Colorado. The program is presented to fifth grade students as part of their earth science curriculum and uses dramatic learning techniques to help them understand the geology and technology behind oil and gas development and production.

Our primary initiative with DCPA supports STEAM education in Denver Public Schools (DPS) and in districts across Colorado. Noble Energy believes that incorporating a comprehensive and innovative arts initiative in education provides the critical thinking, communications, and creativity skills essential to student and professional success.

Denver Public Schools Foundation

The partnership with the DPS Foundation is very dynamic, not only do we have an incredible partnership alongside the Denver Broncos but with employees volunteering each week with the Power Lunch Program in several schools. Additionally we have been supporting the DPS 8th Career Fair and the DPS Career Connect Program. Through this program we were pleased to welcome a group of students to the Noble Operations and Safety Training Center in Greeley, where we provided a tour of our training facility and helped educate the students about earth sciences, geology and oil and natural gas production.

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain

Noble Energy supports Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA), which is part of the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides programs for students that focus on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness. Noble Energy has supported JA since 2015, and participated in its spring JA Bowl-A-Thon Energy Challenge, where we competed with other firms in the industry to see who could raise the most money for the organization. Since 2011, Noble Energy has contributed over $468,000 to Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain.

NobleACTS: Empowering Our Employees To Give Back

An integral part of our global corporate social responsibility program, NobleACTS serves as a matching gifts program that also offers grants recognizing Noble Energy employee volunteer hours. Noble Energy matches monetary contributions from employees to qualifying organizations in Colorado at a 2:1 ratio, amplifying the effect of our employees’ giving. Since 2015, Noble Colorado’s employee donations and the match have raised $1.3 million dollars to charities across Colorado and the nation.

A pillar of the NobleACTS program is a Disaster Response fund that can be used for responding to natural disasters and other community-wide emergencies in Colorado.

One example of an organization we partner with through NobleACTS is the Volunteer Outdoors of Colorado (VOC), a group that provides a volunteer workforce for outdoor conservation and stewardship projects in Colorado. Noble Energy Director of Integrated Development Planning Gerald Free, who serves on the board of VOC, explained how Noble ACTS helps the company be good environmental stewards in Colorado:

“Environmental stewardship is a huge part of the way Noble Energy does business in Colorado, a state with some of the strongest environmental regulations and standards in the country. I’ve worked in other states, and I can tell you that the commitment to protecting the environment in this state is second to none,” said Gerald. “We’re all proud to call Colorado home, and volunteering with VOC, as well as providing financial support to the organization, is important to Noble and its employees.”

Investing in Environmental Stewardship

Noble Energy  believes in being a good environmental steward. In addition to implementing our work culture of NO HARM, we support local organizations with a track record of success in making our environment cleaner and more sustainable. Learn more on some of the organizations we support or have supported.

Rocky Mountain Raptor Program

Noble Energy helps protect local raptors by partnering with and supporting the The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program (RMRP), an organization that provides training to the community and our employees on how to protect these birds. We also worked with the group to establish a hotline to report distressed raptors in Weld County. Learn more about our partnership with RMPR.

Tread Lightly Program

The Tread Lightly Program (TLP) fosters greater national awareness to protect and enhance recreation access and opportunities by promoting outdoor ethics. Noble Energy helped finance numerous programs and provided volunteer hours on projects that promote environmental sustainability. Learn more about Restoration for Recreation projects.

Colorado Youth Outdoors

We support the goal of Colorado Youth Outdoors (CYO) to foster respect for the environment through outdoor recreation. CYO commemorated our contributions as one of the top financial and volunteer supporters of the organization by naming a classroom at their facility after Noble Energy.

Investing in Health and Wellness

Noble Energy sponsors and contributes to many organizations in Colorado that support health and wellness throughout entire state the state. Some of the organizations include:

  • ALS Association
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Red Cross
  • American Cancer Society
  • Catholic Charities
  • Colon Cancer Alliance
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
  • Eating Disorder Foundation
  • Greeley Transitional House
  • Morgan Adams Foundation
  • Women 2 Women
  • Women’s Fund of Weld County

Learn more on some of these we support.

Tennyson Center for Children

Tennyson Center for Children (TCC) Noble Energy is a long-time supporter of the Tennyson Center in Denver, which serves children who are survivors of severe abuse or neglect, or who have significant mental health or developmental issues. The Center provides residential and therapeutic services, as well as a K-12 school.

During 2017, Noble’s support helped expand Tennyson’s services to Weld County. As a result, 332 children received services closer to home. Because of these expanded services, their lives were not disrupted by a change in school, and most did not have to leave their home.

Philanthropic Awards and Recognition

Noble Energy was honored by the Colorado Business Committee of the Arts (CBCA) with the 2017 Philanthropy Award, which recognizes “exemplary corporate citizenship and generosity to arts and cultural projects and organizations.” The CBCA award recognized Noble Energy’s partnerships with several cultural organizations, including our support for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), The Mexican Cultural Center, The Greeley Philharmonic and the Colorado Black Arts Festival.

Additionally, Noble Energy was a finalist for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife 2018 Statewide Partner of the Year Award. The CPW presents these awards to firms and organizations who display outstanding efforts contributing to Colorado’s natural resource management, while supporting education, conservation, research, and responsible recreation.

Request Sponsorship From Noble Energy

Noble Energy’s purpose – Energizing the World, Bettering People Lives – is about producing energy to fuel Coloradans’ lifestyles and improving the lives of those around us. With this in mind, Noble Energy’s approach to community giving and sponsorships is to focus our investments on three key areas that we believe are important to the stability and quality of life in our local communities:

  • Education and youth leadership
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Health and wellness

If you or your organization is interested in support, please fill out a sponsorship request form.