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Fighting Hunger and Supporting Education

We share a commitment to support the energy we need, the economy we want, and the environment we value with our Colorado neighbors. This drives our support  of community health and education efforts throughout the DJ Basin - especially in Greeley and Weld County, where our operations are based - and on the Front Range. 

In 2015, Noble Energy helped the Weld Food Bank purchase a new 12-pallet truck with a compressed natural gas engine. The larger truck, using lower-cost clean fuel, serves all 4,000 square miles of Weld County and during harvest season allows the food bank to pick up and share greater quantities of fresh produce and dairy products with its partner food banks in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. Our employees also supported Weld Food Bank by donating nearly 200 hours of volunteer time to mobile food pantry distribution efforts.

As part of our commitment to fuel the future through education, we forged a unique partnership with the Denver Broncos to launch the “Red Zone” program. We donate $1,000 to the Denver Public Schools Foundation every time the Broncos’ offense gets within 20 yards of our opponent’s end zone. Through “Red Zone,” we also invite four high-achieving “Noble Energy Kids” on the field during each home game, where they’re recognized for accomplishments in math and science.

The result, after two successful Broncos seasons,  is a total of $72,000 donated toward teacher and classroom grants, STEM programs, and other initiatives helping students from the  nearly 200 Denver public schools prepare for the working world.

Our team, joined by Broncos employees, also visits  area schools to participate in campus beautification projects, provide healthy snacks, and stuff book bags with new school supplies.

“Noble Energy is an inspiring corporate leader and a tremendous friend to the Denver Public Schools community. Their generous red zone gift to the DPS Foundation makes an impact on the trajectory of students. For years to come, this gift will enrich not only the education of our kids but their life experiences.” – Verónica Figoli, President & CEO, DPS Foundation