Donating is easy! Watch this video or follow the steps below:
From any page on the site, you can search for charities by organization name, keyword, cause, city or zip code. It is also possible to search for ColoradoGives Fundraising Pages benefiting specific nonprofits. You can further filter your search results by status or alphabetical listing.
After searching, learn more about an organization's mission, programs, financials, and more by clicking on the search results widget or the "Learn More" link. You can then choose to donate or continue searching.
If you are already familiar with an organization, you can simply click on their "Donate" button, and follow the step-by-step instructions. The minimum donation amount is $5.
You can donate with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express), information from a bank account (personal checking, business checking or savings), or a Giving eCard that has been emailed to you as a gift. You can donate any of these ways without creating an account. You may also consider setting up recurring donations so that the organizations you cherish the most will receive a dependable gift from you.
Once you've made a donation, you automatically receive an on-screen acknowledgment letter. A copy of this letter is also emailed to you. These can be printed for your records. If you create a donor account, copies of these letters are also be saved in your donation history.
All of the charities on ColoradoGives.org are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and the Secretary of State and are in good standing, so you can be certain that your donations are tax deductible as charitable contributions to the full extent permitted by law.
Your contribution is accepted by Community First Foundation which then grants your donation to the nonprofit you designate. This allows us to issue a donation receipt to you immediately upon completion of your transaction. However, if the nonprofit offers additional state tax credits, such as the Child Care Contribution Credit or Enterprise Zone Contribution Tax Credit, Community First Foundation will acknowledge that the gift was processed successfully, but the nonprofit that offers the additional state tax credits will issue you the official tax receipt and additional receipts pursuant to that.