Enterprise Zone Donations

Gifts of $250 or more qualify for Enterprise Zone tax credit. In order for Denver Rescue Mission to issue a tax credit certificate, you will need to provide the last 4 digits of your SSN.

Billing Information

In order for Denver Rescue Mission to issue a tax credit certificate, you will need to provide the last 4 digits of your SSN.

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For more information on the Enterprise Zone, please contact a development officer at 303.297.1815 or email us at Info@DenRescue.org.

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Protecting your online security when you make a donation is our top priority.

Denver Rescue Mission uses industry-leading Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to keep your personal information as secure as possible and protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information you entrust to us.

We protect your information by working with partners that provide a secure and safe environment for credit card donations. All information is stored in a secure database.

For more information, view our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Leaving a Legacy

Did you know that many faithful supporters are choosing to include a gift in their Will to Denver Rescue Mission?

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Making the most of your donations

When you give to Denver Rescue Mission, you want to know that your gifts are really making a difference. That’s why we’re committed to helping you understand the real impact of your donations and how your gifts help change lives. At the Mission, 80% of donations go to program services that change the lives of real people every day. 

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Enterprise Zone Information & Rules

What is An Enterprise Zone?

Gifts of $250 or more qualify for Enterprise Zone tax credit. Please read the rules below carefully, then donate online (*Please request Enterprise Zone credit in the "comments" section of the donation page). In order for Denver Rescue Mission to issue a tax credit certificate, you will need to provide the last 4 digits of your SSN in the comments section of the donation page.

About Enterprise Zone

In 1986, the Colorado legislature created enterprise zones as a way to assist businesses and non-profit organizations located in economically depressed areas throughout the state. This legislation makes it possible for the Denver Rescue Mission to offer its donors a 25% Colorado state income tax credit on cash contributions of $250 or more. Over the years, this program has proven to be of great value both to the Mission and its supporters.

Here is How it Works

There may be a substantial tax benefit for donations made to the Denver Rescue Mission through the Enterprise Zone. The estimated after-tax benefit for a gift of $1,000 is approximately $528.52 (using a 33% Federal Tax Rate). In this way a gift of $1,000 costs only $471.48 after taxes. Specific net after-tax benefit for the same gift will differ based on individual tax situations.

The Process:

  • Donations of $250 or more—up to $400,000 maximum—are eligible for EZ credit.
  • You must notify Denver Rescue Mission that you would like Enterprise Zone credit for your donation. This can be done on the memo line of your check, in the comments field on our online donation form or by email at EZ@DenRescue.org.
  • Checks can be sent to Denver Rescue Mission at P.O. Box 17963, Denver, CO 80217.
  • Please note: The EZ program requires that donors provide one of the following: Federal Employer Tax Identification Number (FEIN), your Colorado Taxpayer Identification Number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
  • Within 30 days, the State of Colorado will email you an EZ Tax Certificate. If you do not provide your email address, your certificate will be delivered by mail, which may take up to 60 days.

Program Benefits

  • Decreases donor's state tax liability through a 25% state tax credit for cash gifts and 12.5% for contributions of stocks, bonds and mutual funds (there must be a state tax liability).
  • Provides the opportunity for donors to help more people in need by decreasing the net cost of their contribution.

Increase the Tax Credit for In-Kind Contributions

Gift-In-Kind contributions of stocks, bonds and mutual funds are eligible for a tax credit of 12.5%. Qualified cash gifts made during the calendar year equal to 1/7th the combined amount of all qualifying in-kind donations will increase the tax credit value to the full 25%.

To receive the full 25% tax credit for in-kind donations, the total amount of all qualifying cash gifts made to any Enterprise Zone charity must equal 1/7th of the combined value of all qualifying in-kind donations made to any EZ charity in that calendar year.

A detailed explanation of these conditions can also be found on the Colorado Department of Revenue website at www.colorado.gov/revenue/tax

Important information regarding Enterprise Zone contributions to Denver Rescue Mission for 2017 (Deadline date is December 31)

January 2017

Dear Friends,

My purpose in writing is to inform you about certain details concerning the Enterprise Zone (EZ) tax credit program at the Denver Rescue Mission for 2017. In 1986, the Colorado Legislature created enterprise zones as a way to assist businesses and non-profit organizations located in economically depressed areas throughout the state. Over the years, this legislation has proven to be a great benefit, and made it possible for the Denver Rescue Mission to offer its donors a 25% Colorado state income tax credit on cash donations, and a 12.5% Colorado state income tax credit on in-kind contributions of stocks and bonds. Please read the enclosed fact sheet regarding specific conditions for Gift-In-Kind contributions.

For 2017, the state has established a cap (limit) on the amount of qualifying EZ contributions to the Mission at $3,000,000. This year, the deadline for receiving qualifying contributions is December 31, or the date on which the Enterprise Zone cap is reached, whichever occurs first. Therefore we ask you to carefully consider the following:

  • Tax returns must be filed electronically with the Colorado Department of Revenue.
  • To qualify for EZ credit, donors must provide one of the following: Federal Employer Tax Identification Number (FEIN), your Colorado Taxpayer Identification Number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. A failure to include one of these numbers when the Mission submits your contribution to the EZ program administrator for processing will result in the tax credit being denied.
  • The minimum qualifying donation for EZ credit is $250. If adjusting the frequency of your giving allows you to meet this threshold, we hope you will do so.
  • Once the contribution cap is reached, there is no way for the Mission to make further tax credits available to donors in 2017.

Your support of the many outreaches of the Denver Rescue Mission is greatly appreciated. We understand the significance of this important tax benefit to our donors and hope this information will be useful to you as you make decisions regarding your giving to the Mission in 2017.

If you have any questions regarding the EZ program, please contact me directly.

Sincerely,

Griff Freyschlag
VP of Development
303.313.2411

Why Should I Donate Stock?

Making a gift of securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits:

  • No capital gain to be recognized
  • Full value of stock is tax deductible
  • May qualify for Enterprise Zone Tax Credit
  • Stocks, Bonds and most Mutual Funds are accepted

Please note: We may not be able to accept some mutual funds directly into our account. If you wish to make a gift of mutual funds, please contact us.

Contact Us to Donate Stock

How to Donate Stock – Two Easy Steps

Step 1) Transfer Stock

Provide your broker or financial adviser with the following information:

  • Denver Rescue Mission Broker: Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
  • Financial Consultant: Jon Mills
  • Account Name: Denver Rescue Mission
  • Account Number: 1AB23469
  • Contact Phone Number: 303.863.4850
  • Email: Jon.Mills@wellsfargo.com
  • DTC #2072

Make sure that your name, address, and account number are included in the transaction to Wells Fargo. If your institution requires a letter of authorization, please use the following sample letter.

Sample Authorization Letter

[Current Date]

To Whom It May Concern:

I am making a donation of the following securities to Denver Rescue Mission. Please transfer them to account # 1AB23469 at Wells Fargo Securities.

______ shares of ______ stock.

So that Denver Rescue Mission is able to identify these shares as my donation to their organization and thus acknowledge me for this gift, I ask that you please enter my name, account number, phone number, address, and/or broker information into the "Text Comment" field of the DTC screen.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please call me with any questions or problems.

Sincerely,
[Name of donor] 
[Donor phone number]

Step 2) Notify Denver Rescue Mission

To insure proper crediting of your stock donation, please contact us or have your broker contact us using the form below to notify us that the transfer is underway.

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Date of stock transfer
  • Number of shares
  • Name of stock
  • Correct spelling of your name
  • Your complete mailing address
  • EZ tax credit intentions (If applicable)

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

DAFs have quickly become America’s most popular tool for charitable giving. DAFs are like your own private foundation but without any of the administrative red tape. One of the simplest ways to give real estate, stocks, mutual funds or commodities, DAFs offer an immediate tax deduction for the market value of your donation, but also allow you time to decide when you want to give. 

Please Note: Some DAFs may not allow you to claim Enterprise Zone tax credit on your gift. Please consult with your professional tax advisor to be sure the Enterprise Zone tax credit program will benefit your specific tax situation.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many companies offer a matching gift program through which you give a donation and your employer will donate the same. This gives you the opportunity to DOUBLE your impact! 

 

1. Donate:

Keep your receipt after you've made a donation. Many corporate matching programs will give you up to one year after your donation to request a match.

2. Search:

Search for your company using the form on the right. Contact your HR department if you do not find your employer in the search results.

3. Match: 

Fill out your employer's matching gift paperwork and mail it to:

Denver Rescue Mission
PO Box 5206
Denver, CO 80217

Questions? Email Info@DenRescue.org

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Additional Questions?

Email us at Info@DenRescue.org or give us a call at 303.297.1815 and we will be happy to answer your questions further.

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Protecting your online security when you make a donation is our top priority. Denver Rescue Mission uses industry-leading Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to keep your personal information as secure as possible and protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information you entrust to us. We protect your information by working with partners that provide a secure and safe environment for credit card donations. All information is stored in a secure database. For more information, view our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

How can I make an online donation to Denver Rescue Mission?

One-time or monthly donations on DenverRescueMission.org can be made using Visa, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express credit cards. Online donations can be linked directly to checking or savings account, and we also accept donations through PayPal. 

How will I know my donation was completed?

When you make an online donation, you will receive an email confirmation message once your donation is complete. Receipts will also be mailed to the address you have provided within 7-10 business days.

My credit card was rejected. What should I do?

We use a secure payment processor to ensure that your credit card information is safe. Sometimes the payment processor may reject your information for unspecified reasons. If the charge has been blocked on your bank statement, we recommend contacting your issuing bank to understand why the charge was blocked. 

You can also call us at 303.297.1815 to process the donation.

We appreciate your patience and understanding!

Is my online donation processed securely?

Protecting your online security when you make a donation is our top priority.

Denver Rescue Mission uses industry-leading Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to keep your personal information as secure as possible and protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information you entrust to us.

We protect your information by working with partners that provide a secure and safe environment for credit card donations. All information is stored in a secure database.

For more information, view our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Is my donation tax-deductible?​

Donations made to Denver Rescue Mission are 100% tax-deductible.

The Mission is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization (EIN: 84-6038762). We issue tax receipts at the time of donation. If you would like to request a receipt for one or more donations you made this year, contact us at Info@DenRescue.org

How can I change or update my credit card information?

If you would like to change or update your credit card information, please call 303.297.1815 and we will be happy to assist you.

How can I cancel my donation?

You can make adjustments to your donation by calling us at 303.297.1815.

How can I change my mailing address?​

To change your mailing address, please call 303.297.1915 or provide your updated information on the form below. 

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How can I update my mailing preferences?​

Our mailings are one of the ways we report back to our donors about the lives changed because of their support, and they are an important way we receive gifts from our supporters. Often, these mailers serve as a reminder that we need our supporter’s help throughout the year, and without them, we would be unable to continue providing food, shelter and life-changing programs to people in need.

If you want to reduce or change the number of mailings you receive, we’re happy to help. Simply call us at 303.297.1815 or click the button below to update your mail preferences. Any change will take 8-12 weeks to take effect.

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