Tales from the Tread: Colorado Gives Day perfect chance to help local nonprofits
November 15, 2017
Colorado's largest one-day online giving event is coming up and local nonprofits need your support. On Tuesday, December 5, thousands of donors will #GiveTogether to support Colorado nonprofits while making a difference in their communities and state. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.
Yampa Valley Gives serves as the local platform for donors to learn about participating Routt and Moffat County nonprofits. YampaValleyGives.org is a year-round webpage within the ColoradoGives.org website that links to profile pages of local nonprofits serving the Yampa Valley. This site provides comprehensive, objective, and up-to-date information about each organization, and gives donors an easy way to support their favorite charities online. It's the one-stop shop to give where you live.
"I love giving to a bunch of nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day," said museum volunteer and donor, Laurie Kuelthau. "It's so easy to do, you can schedule it ahead of time, and your dollars are leveraged on Colorado Gives Day."
State and Local Incentive Funds
To inspire donors to give on Colorado Gives Day, Community First Foundation and First Bank is providing a $1 million incentive fund — one of the largest giving day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day will receive a proportionate share of the state and local incentive funds, which increases the value of every dollar donated.
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Donations can be Prescheduled Today
As of November 1, donations can be scheduled ahead of time to make sure the value of your gift is increased by the additional state and local incentive funds available on Colorado Gives Day. Just go to the local platform, www.yampavalleygives.org to support your favorite nonprofits any time from now through December 5.
Supporting the Tread of Pioneers Museum on Colorado Gives Day helps us continue to preserve and share the rich history and heritage of Routt County. As a bonus, along with many other local nonprofits, the Tread of Pioneers Museum is now a Colorado Enterprise Zone Contribution Project. This means that a donor who makes a contribution to the museum of $250 or more may claim a Colorado income tax credit of up to 25 percent of the amount of his or her donation. This dollar-for-dollar credit against Colorado state income taxes can be claimed by the donor in addition to any federal or state income tax deductions. For more information, contact Candice Bannister at 970.879.2214 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or talk with your tax adviser.
Candice Bannister is the executive director for Tread of Pioneers Museum. Find more information at treadofpioneers.org.