Our goals, which can be realized in tandem, are to:

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Prioritize underserved and vulnerable communities

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Alleviate energy burden

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Maximize green energy

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Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Our products and programs address gaps between Coloradoans and loan availability or approval, giving everyone equal access to the funding they need to make clean energy improvements in their homes and businesses.

We know there’s a lot of noise in the finance industry – there’s a lot of noise in clean energy, too. Think of us as your North Star – we will guide you through the process of securing funding for your project so the steps are clear to follow and the results are what you are looking for. We are ready to help you make clean, green changes.

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Our History

Colorado Clean Energy Fund was born out of a three-year collaboration among the Colorado Energy Office, the Department of Energy and the Coalition for Green Capital. This collaboration aligned to create CCEF with a shared belief that a specialized, nonprofit intermediary was necessary to:

  • Identify barriers to financing clean energy projects
  • Bridge the gap between clean energy projects and traditional capital providers
  • Drive demand for these solutions by performing market engagement and development activities
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In 2018, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced the formation of CCEF following our incorporation as a 501(c)(3) Colorado nonprofit. We received initial funding from the State of Colorado in 2021 after the passage of Senate Bill 21-230 and its signing by Colorado Governor Jared Polis. Now, as Colorado’s first Green Bank, CCEF is ready to deploy investment capital to clean energy projects and technologies across the state using a variety of financial tools and services. Our work will build on the growth of clean energy in Colorado and help the state realize its climate goals.

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The CCEF Team

Paul Scharfenberger
Dave Harris
Heather Braithwaite

Our Board

Eric Drummond
Jennifer Gremmert
Will Toor

We Can’t Do This On Our Own

Partnerships are crucial to our success; we can’t do this on our own. Climate change is a challenge that requires a network of partners – and we are incredibly grateful for ours. If you would like to partner with Colorado Clean Energy Fund and make positive impacts on climate change while improving the lives of Coloradoans; join our Community Partner Initiative! Fill out our “Get In Touch” form below to learn more.

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