Every 47 minutes a child experiences abuse and/or neglect in Colorado. Many of these children will be removed from their homes and families. Throughout it all, there is one person who offers stability and hope. A CASA Volunteer fulfills society’s most fundamental obligation by advocating for a child’s right to be safe and treated with dignity and respect. You have the power to ensure that even more children and youth are receiving support through these challenging times.
Your investment of $1,200 per year, or $100 per month provides a caring CASA Volunteer to advocate for the best interests of a young person in need. 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
GIFT OF ADVENTURE
$250 enrolls a child in summer camp, through the Fun Fund
Total Colorado and Federal income tax savings – $175
GIFT OF EMPOWERMENT
$500 empowers older youth with job placement and training
Total Colorado and Federal income tax savings – $418
GIFT OF APPRECIATION
$1,200 provides training for the CASA staff for an entire year
Total Colorado and Federal income tax savings – $835
GIFT OF ADVOCACY
$2,400 supports two caring CASA volunteers for an entire year
Total Colorado and Federal income tax savings – $1669
GIFT OF TRAINING
$5,000 delivers more than 300 hours of pre-service and in-service training
Total Colorado and Federal income tax savings – $3480
GIFT OF COMFORT
$30,000 supports the CASA house and a safe engaging space
Total Colorado and Federal income tax savings – $20881
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.
Child Advocates-Denver CASA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please consult your tax advisor regarding financial treatment of your donation.
Questions? Please contact Miranda Graul, Director of Development for Child Advocates – Denver CASA, at [email protected] or 303.832.4592.