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.
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 Development.
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.
Buy - Purchase Space Foundation merchandise, such as our Space Shuttle art - all profits support our education programs.
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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, 719-576-8000 to confirm that we have your information.
How it Works
There may be a substantial tax benefit for donations made to the Space Foundation through the Enterprise Zone. The net after-tax benefit for a gift of $1,000 is $630. In this way, a gift of $1,000 costs only $370 after taxes. Specific net after-tax benefits for the same gift will differ based on your individual tax situation. Please consult your tax or financial advisor.
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:Development - 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 Development Office via email at [email protected] or call +1.719.576.8000 or +1.800.691.4000 and ask for Kelly Shelton, Development Coordinator.
For more information, visit www.colorado.gov/revenue/tax.