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Other ways to give

Stock

Publically traded securities are great assets to give. They are easily valued without an appraisal, and easy to transfer. Donating appreciated securities before they are sold typically results in a tax advantage.

A tax deduction is normally allowed based on the market value at the time of the gift. Since the deduction is based on current value, rather than cost, no tax is paid on the appreciation.

To donate stocks, mutual funds, bonds, or other securities please contact Sharon McMeel, Vice President of Philanthropy, at 720-777-1777.

Download the stock transfer details form.

Real estate

Property gifts can include personal residences, second homes, income property, and vacant land. Gifts of appreciated property typically qualify for an immediate tax deduction and result in avoidance of tax on appreciation.

The amount of the deduction for a contribution of real estate is normally valued at the current market value of the property.

For more information about donating land, buildings, houses or other real estate, please contact Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation at 720-777-1700 or info@childrenscoloradofoundation.org.

Trusts

You can make a significant gift to Children’s Hospital Colorado while addressing multiple financial and family needs.

A Charitable Remainder Trust is for you if you would like to make a significant gift to Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation while retaining or increasing your income from the assets you contribute.

A Charitable Lead Trust is for you if you want your gift to provide income for Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation with the final outcome of passing on your appreciating assets to the next generation.

A Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust is for you if you wish to make a large gift and receive a fixed-income payout each year.

A Charitable Remainder Unitrust is for you if you wish to make a large gift and create a flexible source of retirement income for several years.

A Charitable Gift Annuity is for you if you are able to transfer cash or securities to Children’s Colorado:

  • Children’s Colorado pays you, or up to two annuitants you name, fixed income for life.  The older you are, the greater the income rate.
  • The principal passes to Children’s Colorado when the contract ends.

Please contact Sharon McMeel, Vice President of Philanthropy, for further information at 720-777-1777.

Host or sponsor an event

Do you or your business want to create an event or promotion that benefits Children's Hospital Colorado? Our Special Events and Corporate Giving teams will work with you!

If interested, read Host an Event. There is an online application to complete and event guidelines and logo usage policies to review. If you are interested in a promotion or cause marketing, explore our Corporate Giving opportunities.

Donate auction items

  • Gift certificates and gift baskets from restaurants, spas, shops and other providers of goods and services
  • Jewelry
  • Signed sports memorabilia
  • Airline tickets, vacation rentals, hotel stays and other travel-related items

Donate assets of value

Click on any of the links to the left to find out more about other types of giving to Children's Colorado. You may also contact Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation with any questions at 720-777-1700 or info@childrenscoloradofoundation.org.

Vehicles

Vehicle donations that benefit Children's Hospital Colorado are managed by Vehicles for Charity.

Ready to donate a vehicle? Complete their online donation form to start the process.

Commonly asked questions:

What vehicles can I donate?

You can donate most vehicles to benefit Children’s Colorado including:

  • cars
  • trucks
  • boats
  • airplanes
  • motorcycles
  • recreational vehicles.

Your vehicle donation will be either sold at auction or sent to an auto recycler and a portion of the proceeds of the sale will come to the Foundation.

Currently, we accept donations in the Denver metro area and most areas throughout the state. Contact Vehicles for Charity for more information.

Is my donation tax-deductible? 

Yes. The Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. All donations to the  Foundation qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.

What do I need to donate my car? 

The title to the car must be in your name. We will also need some information about where the car is located and the condition of the car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.

Will you pick up my car?

Yes, a tow company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title. You will be instructed on how to sign the title.

The driver may have you sign some paperwork authorizing the tow. The driver will leave you a tow receipt showing that he/she collected the vehicle on behalf of the Foundation via Vehicles for Charity.

How is the value of my car determined?

The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500 you may deduct no more than $500.

If your vehicle sells for more than $500, we will need to get additional information from you so that we can send you a completed IRS form 1098C. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction from the donation of a vehicle. 

For more information about your tax benefits from donating a vehicle, visit http://www.irs.gov.

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