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Investing in Our Community

Tucson Electric Power and our sister company UniSource Energy Services donated $1 million in financial support to bill payment assistance and to the COVID-19 Community Support Fund, established by the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. Learn more about how our support is assisting local nonprofits and helping our customers with meeting increased needs during the pandemic.

TEP’s dedication to service extends beyond providing safe, reliable power. For more than 125 years, we’ve remained 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 2020 Community Impact: By the Numbers

$2.37 million
Volunteer hours

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!

Tucson Electric Power: Community Assistance

Community Assistance

We work with community partners to meet the needs of the most vulnerable, underserved members in our community.
Tucson Electric Power: Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

TEP supports sustainability efforts throughout the community that protect and conserve our land, water, air and wildlife.
Tucson Electric Power: 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.
Tucson Electric Power: Racial and Social Equity

Racial and Social Equity

As a company built around a grid that connects us all, Tucson Electric Power has a unique opportunity to promote a more inclusive community.
Tucson Electric Power: 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!
Tucson Electric Power: Request a Donation

Request a Donation

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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