Maximize Your Gift

Grow Your Gift

When you give to the United Way of Southwest Colorado, you can take advantage of tax credit programs that enable you to give more, receive something in return, and possibly multiply your gift in the process.

ENTERPRISE ZONE TAX CREDITS

  1. 25% State Income Tax Credit
  2. Available to donors who give directly (no workplace contributions)
  3. Monetary gifts only (no in-kind)
  4. Must supply last 4 SS # digits or tax ID # with your donation
  5. Must specify which Enterprise Zone project you wish to support
  • Habitat for Humanity La Plata County (minimum $250)
  • Housing Solution for the Southwest (minimum $100)
  • Manna – The Durango Soup Kitchen (min $250)
  • The Pinon Project (min $250)
  • Southwest Conservation Corps (min $100)
  • Volunteers of America (Durango Community Shelter and Southwest Safehouse) (min $250)

CHILD CARE CONTRIBUTION TAX CREDIT

  1. 50% State Income Tax Credit
  2. Available to donors who give directly (no workplace contributions)
  3. Monetary gifts only (no in-kind) ($250 minimum)
  4. Must specify which Child Care Center you wish to support
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado
  • Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County
  • Riverhouse Early Learning Center
  • Seeds of Learning
  • Silverton Family Learning Center
  • Treehouse Early Learning Center
  • Tri-County Headstart: Florida Mesa (Durango), Mancos Early Learning Center (Mancos),Mardel Gallegos Center (Pagosa), Mesa View (Cortez), Needham (Durango), Park (Durango),Roberta Shirley (Durango), Teddy Bear Preschool (Dolores)

*Tax credit programs may have specific restrictions or limitations not listed here. Please consult a tax advisor for advice. United Way of Southwest Colorado does not guarantee any eligibility for receiving these credits.

PLANNED GIVING

Please consider a planned gift through your Will, Insurance Policies or Investment Accounts by naming United Way of Southwest Colorado as one of your beneficiaries.

TOCQUEVILLE DONORS

Annual gifts of $10,000 and greater will qualify you as a Tocqueville donor.
This national society of United Way donors recognizes and honors those concerned individuals who accept a leadership role in making major financial contributions. They enjoy exclusive invitations to Tocqueville events and special recognition (if desired). Last year we welcomed our first two local Tocqueville level donors. Please consider joining them!