Large group of TEP volunteers

Investing in Our Community

TEP’s dedication to service extends beyond providing safe, reliable power. For more than 125 years, we’ve remained to true to our vision of improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.

TEP’s financial, in-kind and volunteer contributions have significant, measurable impact in our community. Our contributions are funded with company resources, not with customers’ rates. We focus our philanthropic investments in three specific areas:

Through our investments, we help feed the hungry; provide shelter, direction and hope for homeless teens and adults; and educate youth in science, technology, engineering and math. We also support teachers by providing school supplies, classroom grants and funding for field trips.

Our 2018 Community Impact: By the Numbers

$1,762,487
Donations
19,154
Volunteer hours
248
Charities assisted

We improve the quality of life for the elderly, disabled and those with limited incomes by funding critical home repairs that increase their safety and comfort while reducing their energy bills.

We help protect Arizona’s delicate desert ecosystem by working with environmental and wildlife groups to eradicate invasive buffelgrass and to provide safe nesting sites and veterinary care for birds of prey. We also give students the opportunity to explore science and the environment in their natural world.

These are just a few examples of our commitment to community engagement. Join us in our efforts!

Volunteers helping the Community Food Bank

Community Assistance

We work with community partners to meet the needs of the most vulnerable, underserved members in our community.


Each day, we strive to make a positive, meaningful impact in lives of our customers by collaborating with nonprofit groups and government agencies that can best address the needs of local residents.
Burrowing owl showing its wing span

Environmental Stewardship

TEP aspires to create a more sustainable future while meeting our customers’ need for affordable, reliable energy.


For this reason, we support sustainability efforts throughout the community that protect and conserve our land, water, air and wildlife.

Education

By supporting education, TEP is investing in the future of our community. We’re helping children be successful in school from preschool through higher education.


and become successful adults. This creates a strong workforce and contributes to a vibrant economy.
TEP Volunteers walking and helping during charity event

Volunteerism

Volunteering is a big part of our company culture, and it starts at the top! Our company’s leaders are active in a wide array of community groups.


, serving on boards and volunteering for events. Their passion for giving back is shared by many TEP employees. Together with the family members and friends who join them at our Community Action Team’s events, our employees typically volunteer more than 20,000 hours per year!
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We assist many nonprofit groups, even outside of our three focus areas, when supported by an engaged employee volunteer.


TEP directs the majority of our funding and resources to nonprofit partners whose projects align with our three philanthropic focus areas. We also assist nonprofit groups supported by an engaged employee volunteer.

Customer Assistance

In addition to our philanthropic efforts, we provide several Customer Assistance programs. If you or someone you know is having difficulty paying utility bills or needs assistance with making energy efficiency improvements, TEP can help. We offer discounts for customers with limited incomes, payment extension plans and weatherization assistance to those who qualify.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Watts Up

Powering a New Environmental Education Program

August 12, 2019

TEP is helping the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning provide high school students the opportunity to research and develop potential strategies for improving local air quality.

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Building a Talent Pipeline in Craft Trades

July 29, 2019

TEP is helping to build a pipeline of talent to fill high-growth, high-demand positions in the craft trades by collaborating with local schools and colleges and teachers and career counselors.

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Supporting Science Teachers

July 15, 2019

TEP is sponsoring a two-day symposium at Biosphere 2 this month to help K-12 science teachers increase their knowledge and classroom skills.

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TEP volunteers support ‘Fill the Victor’ school supply drive

July 13, 2019

Look for TEP employees in their blue volunteers shirts at area Target stores Sundays in July.

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Getting Kids Ready to Go Back to School

July 8, 2019

TEP and our employee volunteers will help prepare students (and their parents) for the new school year by participating in the 5th Annual Badges and Backpacks event. Hosted by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, the event takes place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday July 13 at the Tucson Convention Center. This one-stop, back-to-school

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