Have an Impact on Children!
The simplest and most common way to make a gift to Mountain States Children’s Home is by giving a monetary gift. Not only are these gifts the simplest, but they are also among the most important. You may want to specify which project you would like to support or your gift can be undesignated.
Please Consider a Donation!
You can make a donation by cash, check, or credit card.
To donate by mail please send to:
Mountain States Children’s Home
14780 N. 107th Street
Longmont, CO 80504
You can also donate online using your credit card or PayPal account.
Thank you so much for your help!
Remember that when you give this year you will help us and you will benefit as a Colorado Resident through the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit.
Check out the Colorado State Income 35 form to see how to take advantage of this opportunity. Please check with your tax advisor.
Other Ways to Give
You can raise funds for Mountain States Children’s Home while you shop on Amazon.com! Sign up for AmazonSmile and select Mountain States Children’s Home as your preferred charity. The Amazon Foundation will then donate 0.5% of all or your Smile.Amazon.com purchases to Mountain States Children’s Home.
Held in December of each year, Colorado Gives Day is an all-day event to help nonprofits raise funding. You can also donate through this site all year long. Below are other ways to give through the Colorado Gives website.
We have created opportunities and reminders through Direct Mail to help our children.
- First Gift – February
- Phone Campaign – March-April
- Spring Appeal – May
- School Appeal -August
- End of Year – November
Special Funding Opportunities
The General Fund is a non-restricted reserve fund to be used for cash emergencies and other needs to offset or reimburse operations for unexpected business expenses such as capital projects or special needs as authorized by the board.
The Education Fund is used to offset our graduating resident’s educational expenses who desire a post-secondary education at any school, college, or trade school. All earnings are re-invested with withdrawals to be taken at the end of each year, only if needed, and approved by the board. to offset resident educational expenses which have not been budgeted.
The Medical Fund is used to offset those unplanned resident medical expenses that happen with our children. Earnings are reinvested for fund growth and withdrawals are taken at the end of each year, only if needed, to offset these unexpected resident medical expenses.
Monetary Gift (Monthly Pledge)
The simplest and most common way to make a gift to Mountain States Children’s Home is by giving a monetary gift. Not only are these gifts the simplest, but they are also among the most important. You may want to specify which project you would like to support or your gift can be undesignated. If you would like to designate a specific purpose for your gift or honor a loved one or friend, please indicate this on your check or on the form provided.
Planned giving can generate current income tax benefits and future estate tax savings, as well as a current income stream. At maturity, such a gift passes to Mountain States Children’s Home either to fund the endowment or to be applied to one of the other ongoing projects. Types of planned giving include Gift Annuities, Bequests, and gifts of IRA’s or other retirement plans.
Charitable Gift Annuities
A gift annuity is a transfer of cash, marketable securities, or other assets to MSCH. In return, MSCH agrees to pay a fixed amount of money to one or two individuals for their lifetime. Based on a predetermined formula, a gift annuity agreement with Mountain States Children’s Home is established as part gift and part annuity. This formula, combined with the donor’s age, determines an annual income payment or annuity. The higher the donor’s age, the higher the rate of annuity.
Gifts of Securities
Giving stocks and bonds that have increased in value after you have owned them for more than one year may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the securities. You also avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the fair market value over the original cost of the asset.
Gifts of Real Estate
A gift of real estate held longer than one year provides a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the gift. You are not liable for capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the property.