While we appreciate your generous, straight-cash gifts, we know that you may seek other creative — even fun — ways to give to Urban Peak Colorado Springs. Please see our extensive list below for some other ideas. And thank you for partnering with our mission!
The Enterprise Zone tax credit lets you receive a 25% credit on your Colorado state taxes when you give to Urban Peak Colorado Springs. Combined with charitable income tax deductions, your gift can result in substantial tax savings. Here’s how it works:
- Applicable for donations of $250 or more.
- Make your check payable to the El Paso County Enterprise Zone.
- Include the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number or Colorado Account Number (required). Learn how to obtain your Colorado Account Number here.
- For more info on EZ Contribution Projects, visit the El Paso County website.
For more details on how this works, please reach out to Andy Petersen at [email protected] or 719-338-9257.
Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Please check with your tax advisor to verify you are receiving the appropriate tax credit allowed.
Donate Stocks, Bonds and Securities
Donating stocks, bonds, and/or securities is a fabulous way to support the youth of Urban Peak and receive tax benefits. Stocks that have appreciated in value can be subject to capital gains tax when sold; however, by transferring your appreciated shares of stock directly to Urban Peak, you can avoid all capital gains and resulting taxes. To make a gift of all DTC Eligible Securities, ask your broker to deliver to:
DTC Clearing 0725
FAO: Urban Peak Colorado Springs
Account No. 532H7012
Raymond James & Assoc. Inc. 880 Carillon Pkwy St. Petersburg, FL 33716
For any questions, please contact our local agent, Gina Reever, at 719.577.4170 / [email protected]. You may also download these instructions:
Urban Peak Stock Donation Delivery Instructions from the broker.
Do you want to make a tax-smart decision while supporting Urban Peak Colorado Springs (UPCS)? We can help. After you turn 70 1/2, you’re required to withdraw from your IRA annually. Transferring those funds directly to UPCS supports the areas you’re passionate about, and you avoid paying income tax. Your legacy can start today! Call the UPCS Development Office at 719.338.9257 or visit IRA WITHDRAWAL to find out more.
Wills, Bequests and Estate Gifts
Planning for the future can be an emotionally taxing process. If you are so kind as to consider including Urban Peak in your will or estate plans, we can help. We will be happy to walk you through the process of making a planned gift so that others can help you carry on your wishes of supporting youth in need. Simply call us for a confidential discussion and we’ll be honored to discuss with you ways you can leave a lasting legacy to help youth experiencing homelessness in Colorado Springs without pressure or obligation.
If you intend to include Urban Peak in your will, please include our tax identification number, name and address as follows:
Tax identification number: 84-1549702
Name: Urban Peak Colorado Springs
Address: 423 Cucharras St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
For more information, please reach out to our Director of Development, Andy Petersen, at [email protected] or 719-338-9257.
Memorials and Tributes
Making a financial donation to Urban Peak is a respectful way to honor the memory of the loved one or thank someone in your life that has a special affinity for helping at-risk youth, or to commemorate a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or graduation. Tribute gifts can also be made to thank someone for their efforts. When making a memorial or tribute gift to someone via Urban Peak, please download our form and mail it into Urban Peak, and we will be happy to send along a card in support of your gift.
There are numerous ways you can support Urban Peak through workplace giving programs. Many companies match their employees’ gifts dollar for dollar. Check with your human resources director to see if your company will match your donation to Urban Peak.
Filing your Taxes? Don’t forget about Urban Peak!
If you want to donate all or a portion of your refund to one of the organizations on the 2018 Voluntary Contributions Schedule, please be sure to fill out the DR 0104CH form for Voluntary Contributions and submit it with your 2018 Colorado Individual Income Tax Return. This will ensure that your selected organizations receive the donations you have designated. Urban Peak is organization number 16 on the voluntary contribution schedule.
Fundraise for Urban Peak
Thank you for your interest in fundraising to support youth who are experiencing homeless in Colorado Springs. Have you considered planning a house party or fun run to raise money for Urban Peak? If so, we would love to talk with you about our current needs and how you can join us in our mission to help youth on their respective paths to self-sufficiency.
We ask anyone fundraising on behalf of Urban Peak to submit an application for approval 6 weeks prior to the event. Download our application and email our Development Officer to discuss your plans. If your event is approved, and depending on our staff’s availability, we may be able to support you in promoting the event and supply you with the necessary marketing materials.
Thank you in advance for your efforts. Together, we can help youth experiencing homelessness obtain the necessary skills and resources to live a safe life off of the streets.