GIVE Archive

We here at Denver CASA know that support for our organization comes not only in the form of our volunteers, but the generous gifts given to us by members of the Denver community and around the country. Every donation helps us provide training and support for our CASA volunteers to keep the program running.

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. 


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.


Looking to give a larger donation or give back in a more unique way?

There are plenty of options available to support to CASA program.

    • Corporate Support

Companies large and small can sponsor our events, offer in-kind donations of service or items, and more. Read more about our Corporate Support options.

    • Workplace Giving and Matching

Ask your company if they have a matching gift program, so your donation will count double! Read more about Workplace Giving and Matching.

    • Other Ways to Give

Write Denver CASA into your insurance policy or transfer stock, ensuring that Denver CASA can continue operating and advocating for children well into the future. There are many ways to give back! Read more about other options to donate.

    • Shop to Advocate

If you’re already shopping with Amazon, switch to AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your purchase to Denver CASA.

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.