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Why Give to Illuminate?

At Illuminate Colorado, we believe in the power of strong, thriving families.

Your generosity fosters a network of support within communities, providing families with the tools to face challenges head-on. This isn’t just a donation; it’s an investment in the future of our communities, where resilient families are the cornerstone of a thriving society.

When you donate to Illuminate Colorado, you’re not only providing vital resources, programs, and services; you’re joining a movement dedicated to proactively empowering all families for success. Together, we’re creating brighter childhoods for children in Colorado, giving them the foundation they need to flourish.


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The Impact of Donating

  • Preventing Child Maltreatment

    Donations directly contribute to preventing child maltreatment in Colorado. This means safer environments for children and brighter childhoods for all.

  • Strengthening Families

    Donations empower all parents and caregivers with the resources and knowledge they need to build strong, resilient families. This support helps families face challenges with confidence.

  • Community Empowerment

    Your donation fosters a network of community-based assistance. Families facing adversity find the support they need within their communities, leading to a more inclusive and empowered society.

  • Investment in the Future

    Contributions are an investment in the future of our communities. When families thrive, children grow up in environments that nurture their potential, ensuring a brighter future for all.

  • Direct Services and Resources

    Donations translate into tangible resources, programs, and services for families in need. From educational workshops to direct support services, your contribution directly benefits those facing challenges.

  • Educational Outreach

    Your support enables Illuminate Colorado to conduct outreach and education initiatives, raising awareness about child maltreatment and prevention strategies. This knowledge empowers communities to play an active role in prevention.

  • Advocacy for Policy Change

    Donations support advocacy efforts for policies that prioritize the well-being and safety of children. This means your contribution has a direct impact on shaping legislation for the betterment of families.

  • Creating Brighter Childhoods

    Ultimately, your donation helps create brighter childhoods for children in Colorado. With your support, they have the foundation they need to grow, learn, and thrive.

Become a Luminary

Q: What’s a Luminary?
A: Any donor that makes a recurring gift!

By making a recurring gift that we can count on to strengthen our programs and advocacy year-round, Luminaries provide the stable and consistent support we need to grow and strengthen families, organizations and communities to prevent child maltreatment.

Q: Are there any perks to being a Luminary?
A: Of course!

When you become a Luminary by committing to a recurring donation, you’ll receive:

    • Exclusive quarterly updates from our Executive Director
    • Special Luminary recognition in our annual report

Become a Luminary by filling out our secure online form and making sure that it’s set to monthly!

The Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit

Thanks to the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit, all monetary donations made to Illuminate Colorado are eligible for a 50% tax credit. This means that when you donate, you can receive a substantial portion of your contribution back as a credit against your Colorado state income taxes.

It’s a win-win situation: you’re making a meaningful impact on the lives of families, while also enjoying a substantial tax benefit. Your generosity enables us to continue our vital work and create brighter childhoods for Colorado’s children.

Tax Credit Examples*

Donation
$500
$1,000
$10,000
CO CCC Tax Credit
$250
$500
$5,000
CO State Tax Savings at 4.55%
$11.37
$22.75
$227.50
Federal Tax Savings at 24%
$60
$120
$1,200
Out of Pocket Cost
$178.63
$357.25
$3,572.50

*Assuming a 24% tax bracket and 4.55% state income tax. Situations vary by individual or family. Please check with your accountant; you may need to itemize to take advantage of these tax benefits.

Got questions? We have answers!

Recently, Illuminate Colorado’s Executive Director, Jade Woodard, and our Board of Directors sat down to discuss Colorado’s Child Care Contribution Tax Credit. We recorded a few super short videos to answer your biggest questions about the tax credit!

Donors should contact their tax advisors for advice about how the credit affects their tax picture. Information provided here is not tax advice.

More info on the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit.

Looking for other ways to partner with Illuminate?

Illuminate Colorado welcomes partnerships with individuals, companies, and organizations that share our vision of preventing child maltreatment and strengthening families. Check out our Partner page to learn more!

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