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How much will you give to help children?

Your one-time or recurring donation gives children who’ve been abused or neglected a powerful voice in court, at school and in our community.

 

It costs $1,200 per year to provide a caring CASA volunteer to advocate for the best interests of an abused or neglected child in Denver—just $100 per month. Never underestimate the impact that one person can make on a child in the Denver foster care system. Your donations can change the course of children’s lives and give them the encouragement, attention and support that they need in what may be the most difficult time of their lives. Donations can be made by check, cash or online below. 

MAXIMIZE YOUR GIFT!

Donations of $250 or greater to be eligible for 50% Colorado Child Care Tax Credit

Example: Income tax benefits and net cost of a Child Advocates-Denver CASA donation for a typical taxpayer

Contribution $250 $600 $1,200 $2,400 $5,000 $30,000
Colorado Child Care Tax Credit (125) (300) (600) (1200) (2500) (15,000)
Additional Colorado Tax benefit of charitable donation for itemizers (12) (28) (55) (110) (232) (1,389)
Total Colorado tax savings (137) (328) (655) (1310) (2732) (16,389)
Federal tax benefit of charitable donation for itemizers, net of reduced state income tax deduction (38) (90) (180) (359) (748) (4,492)
Total Colorado and Federal income tax savings (175) (418) (835) (1669) (3480) (20,881)
Net after-tax cost of giving $75 $182 $365 $731 $1,520 $9,119

 

Figures in table are based on 33% federal income tax bracket and ignore AMT. This information should not be construed as tax advice. Please contact your tax advisor as situations vary.

  • For tax years 2016-2019, you will be able to claim 100% of the credits you have accrued from donations, regardless of whether you itemize deductions.
  • The tax credit is limited to donations up to $200,000 annually or Colorado income tax liability, whichever is less. Any unused credits may be carried forward for up to five years.
  • In-kind contribution, including stock, property or any non-monetary donations are not eligible.