Types of Gifts

Give the way that works for you.

We strive to make giving easy, so you can focus on making an impact. To that end, we accept a wide variety of gifts, from online credit cards to complex assets. We are a 501(c)(3), so all gifts to The Denver Foundation are eligible for the full charitable deduction. Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 84-6048381.



Support The Fund for Denver, any of The Denver Foundation’s Impact Areas, or a donor-advised or memorial fund today. Please note a bank charge of 2.598% plus $0.26 for each credit card transaction, which is subtracted from the total contribution.

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By Check

Checks should be made payable to The Denver Foundation. If the gift is for a specific fund, please write the fund name on the memo line or accompanying documentation. Please mail checks to:

The Denver Foundation
1009 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203


Cash Wire Transfer or Publicly Traded Securities

To receive cash wire transfer or securities transfer instructions, please email giftsofsecurities@denverfoundation.org or call 303.300.1790 and ask to speak to a member of the Engaged Philanthropy Group.


Mutual Funds

Please note that gifts of mutual fund shares require specific delivery instructions and may take several weeks to complete. To receive transfer instructions or learn more, please call 303.300.1790 and ask to speak to a member of the Engaged Philanthropy Team. 


Testamentary Gifts

Testamentary and other planned gifts can extend your charitable legacy past your own lifetime. Learn about estate and planned giving.


Qualified Charitable Deductions (IRA Charitable Rollovers)

Individuals may make a direct transfer of up to $100,000 from their IRA as a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) to any designated, field-of-interest, scholarship, or programmatic fund at The Denver Foundation. Please note donor-advised funds are not eligible to receive QCDs.


Real Estate, CryptoCurrencies, and other Complex Assets

We specialize in donations of complex, non-cash assets, including real estate, privately held securities and business interests, cryptocurrencies, and others. Please contact Rachel Spory-Leek.


Vehicle Donations

We work with Vehicles for Charity to facilitate vehicle donations. Their mission is to make it easy to donate your vehicle and support your favorite charity. Visit the Vehicles for Charity website to learn more.


Child Care Tax Credit

The Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit promotes child care for children ages 12 and under. Donors who make a qualifying contribution to promote child care in Colorado may claim a state income tax credit of 50% of the total qualifying contribution. See our brochure for more information.

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Do you have questions about the many options for making a gift? Please call 303.300.1790 and ask to speak to a member of the Engaged Philanthropy team.

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