Ways to Give
- One time or monthly gift - Make a one time or a monthly gift in support of the Space Foundation mission.
Scholarships - Send a special teacher to one of our Space Across the Curriculum programs, equipping him or her to bring STEM-related education into every aspect of teaching. Or, help students attend one of the many classes we offer.
- Corporate Giving Club - Each year Corporate Giving Club members team up with the Space Foundation Discovery Center to spark creativity, encourage innovation, foster curiosity, and celebrate the wonders of discovery among tomorrow’s leaders – today! Learn more.
Memorials - Make a donation to the Space Foundation in memory of someone or to commemorate a special occasion.
Matching Gifts - Double the impact of your gift. Contact your employer to see if your company matches employee donations.
Gift of Stocks - You can donate appreciated stocks or bonds and may benefit from considerable tax advantages.
Planned Gifts - You can have a lasting and profound impact by naming the Space Foundation as a beneficiary in your will. You can also name us as a beneficiary in your charitable lead trust, in a charitable remainder trust or by making gifts of life insurance, real estate or retirement plan assets. Contact your estate planning attorney or financial advisor to learn more, and then let us know about your plans by emailing [email protected] or calling 719.576.8000 and asking to speak to the Philanthropy Department.
In-Kind Gifts - You can donate space memorabilia, artifacts or equipment to our Space Foundation Discovery Center.
Volunteer - Use your skills and enthusiasm to make a difference by volunteering with us.
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Enterprise Zone Tax Credits for Colorado State Income Tax
The Space Foundation is an El Paso County (Colo.) Enterprise Zone project, which means your gift can provide you with state tax credits if you are a resident of Colorado.
Cash donations of $250 - $100,000 are eligible for a 25 percent Colorado state tax credit
In-kind (tangible items including stocks) donations up to $50,000 are eligible for a 12.5 percent Colorado state tax credit.
Because of legislative changes to the Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) tax program which became effective in 2012, the Space Foundation is required to have either your Social Security Number or your Colorado Taxpayer Account Number in order to ensure your contribution receives EZ tax credit. If the Foundation does not have a record of one of these numbers for your account when your contribution is submitted to the EZ program administrator for processing, it will result in the tax credit being denied. Please contact Kelly Shelton, Manager - Philanthropy at 719-576-8000 or [email protected] to confirm that we have your information.
How it Works
|$10,000 Contribution||$1,000 Contribution|
|Federal tax savings at 35%, net of state tax effect||$2,625||$263|
|State tax savings at 4.63%||$463||$46|
|State tax credit||$2,500||$250|
|Total tax savings||$5,588||$559|
|Total net cost of contribution||$4,412||$441|
The schedule above illustrates the incremental net cost of a contribution assuming a 35% federal tax rate and a 4.63% state tax rate using a 25% credit. Each contributor's tax rate will be dictated by their own tax situation. Tax credits are available to both corporations and individuals.
How to Do It
To take advantage of an Enterprise Zone tax credit, make your donation check out to"Enterprise Zone Administrator," noting "Space Foundation" on the memo line. Mail your donation check to:Philanthropy - Space Foundation 4425 Arrowswest Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907
If giving online, please note that your online gift is eligible for Enterprise Zone credit. The donation will then be processed by the Space Foundation and a tax certificate will be mailed to you from the El Paso County Enterprise Zone Administrator.
For information on making any type of donation or for more information about Enterprise Zone tax credits, contact the Space Foundation Philanthropy Office via email at [email protected] or call +1.719.576.8000 or +1.800.691.4000 and ask for Kelly Shelton, Philanthropy Coordinator.
For more information, visit www.colorado.gov/revenue/tax.