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FAQ

What is Crowdfunding for Children's Colorado?

Crowdfunding for Children’s Colorado is an online fundraising platform that empowers you to bring the community together to help fund projects that you care about for Children's Hospital Colorado.

Our crowdfunding platform may not be used to raise funds for the medical treatment or care of a patient.

If you’re interested in fundraising in celebration of your birthday, athletic event or in honor of someone special, please visit our Team Children’s Colorado page to get started today.

How does Crowdfunding for Children’s Colorado work?

You can create a crowdfunding project or support an existing project. Each crowdfunding project must be approved by Children’s Colorado and have a specific funding goal and project completion timeline.

Crowdfunding projects are promoted through personal networks. This means that you will ask friends, family and other contacts to support your ideas. Crowdfunding campaigns are typically no more than 60 days.

Why Crowdfund for Children’s Colorado?

Children’s Hospital Colorado is a nonprofit hospital and relies on the generosity of the community to support many of our programs. Your fundraising support helps expand our reach nationally and internationally and enables Children’s Colorado to transform how we care for children.

How do I get started?

There is a simple three step process to Crowdfunding for Children’s Colorado.

  1. If you have a crowdfunding project idea, please fill out an application. After your application is submitted, you will be contacted within 1-2 days regarding your idea and next steps.
  2. Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with a link to your page. You can begin personalizing your fundraising page with stories, photos and videos.
  3. Upload your address book and start fundraising!

If I have a project idea but am not sure if I should apply, what should I do?

Contact Amy Stewart, Director of Annual Giving, to talk through your idea(s) and project options by email at crowdfunding@childrenscoloradofoundation.org or by phone at 720-777-1760.

Where does the money go?

Once a campaign goal is reached, funds are directed to fulfilling the needs of that specific project.

Crowdfunding donations are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt directly from Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation after a gift is made. EIN#84-0813462.

What if a campaign isn’t fully funded?

We know you’ll work hard on your crowdfunding campaign, and we hope each project is fully funded. In the event a project/campaign goal isn’t reached, all of the funds raised will be directed toward the areas of greatest needs through the Children’s Hospital Colorado Children’s Fund. This fund supports the hospital’s greatest needs and enables the hospital to improve the care offered to every patient we treat.

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