Other Ways to Give
There are a variety of other ways you can support Conservation Colorado and our sister organization Conservation Colorado Education Fund.
Donate a Vehicle
Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Donating your old vehicle to Conservation Colorado Education Fund is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation will make a big difference in supporting us. All you need to do is to complete Vehicles for Charity’s simple online form or call 1-866-628-2277and they’ll take care of the rest. They will pick up your vehicle or arrange to have it towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you. See more information online by clicking here.
Rebecca Strelitz Memorial Fund
The Becca Strelitz Memorial Fund was setup with the guidance of Becca’s family, whom requested that all donations made in memory go directly to support the continuation of her work to conserve the state she loved. You can learn more about Rebecca and the memorial fund by clicking here.
By thoughtfully remembering Conservation Colorado in your estate plans, you can leave the legacy you envision for Colorado and ensure that your grandchildren and their children can enjoy the Colorado you love today. In addition, a bequest to Conservation Colorado Education Fund – a tax-exempt charitable organization – can help reduce or eliminate taxes which might otherwise be owed on your estate.
Giving through your will or trust
For legal purposes, the corporate name of our sister organization is Conservation Colorado Education Fund. This is an IRS-approved 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization; our tax exempt identification number is 84-0614285.
If you already have a will, you can use the suggested wording below to make a codicil that names Conservation Colorado Education Fund a beneficiary of your estate. To avoid estate or inheritance taxes on your gift: “I direct that no estate or inheritance taxes be paid from the share of any property devised or bequeathed to Conservation Colorado Education Fund.”
A specific bequest allows you to leave a gift, usually in the form of a cash disbursement. Suggested language: “I give, devise and bequeath to the Conservation Colorado Education Fund, 1536 Wynkoop Street #510, Denver, CO 80202 the sum of $[amount] to be used for its general purposes.”
A residuary bequest allows you to leave a remainder or a percentage of your estate to Conservation Colorado Education Fund. To leave a residuary: “I give, devise and bequeath to the Conservation Colorado Education Fund, 1536 Wynkoop Street #510, Denver, CO 80202 all [or insert %] of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, to be used for its general purposes.”
A contingency bequest allows you to make your gift contingent on other circumstances. To make your bequest contingent: “If any of the above-named beneficiaries should predecease me, I hereby bequeath her or his share to the Conservation Colorado Education Fund, 1536 Wynkoop Street #510, Denver, CO 80202 to be used for its general purposes.”
There are many other ways to include Conservation Colorado Education Fund in your estate plans, including IRAs, or gift annuities. We are not in a position to offer financial or estate planning advice. We recommend reviewing any gift plan with your personal advisors.
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of appreciated securities (stocks) are a popular alternative to making a cash gift as they may offer you additional tax advantages. Account transfer information available upon request. Please request your broker to notify Conservation Colorado with the following information:
- Name of donor
- Date of transfer
- Name, including symbol, and number of shares
Give at the office. Workplace Giving Programs allow you to make your tax-deductible gift to Conservation Colorado Education Fund through payroll deductions. Look for us in the Community Shares campaign, Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), or designate us in your United Way Campaign. To find out if your employer is a Workplace Giving Program participant, contact your human resources office or visit www.cshares.org. Please contact Grace at 303-405-6722 for more information.
You can double your support with an employer matching gift. Find out if your employer participates and take advantage of this easy way to increase your contribution. Please contact Grace at 303-405-6722 for more information.