TaxSlayer entry: State Section
[1-20] Contributions to Colorado agencies:
Contributions to the listed agencies are deductible on next year’s taxes. Check last year’s tax return to be sure they were included in this year’s deductions.
- Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Cash Fund
Nongame wildlife includes 750 species of wildlife that cannot be hunted, fished for or trapped. Funds go to projects that manage or recover wildlife such as lynx, river otter, black-footed ferret, green back cutthroat, and others. The nongame program receives no state tax dollars and depends on voluntary contributions.
- Domestic Abuse Program Fund
Donations to this fund help support critical services provided by community-based domestic abuse programs across Colorado. These agencies provide 24-hour crisis line response, emergency safe shelter, counseling and advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and their children and information and referrals for their communities, and community education.
- Homeless Preventive Activities Program Fund
Approximately 52,000 people in Colorado are at risk of becoming homeless this year. Keeping people in their homes saves tax dollars and is an effective and humane way of helping families in crisis. Your contribution will be used to support activities and programs which help prevent people from becoming homeless.
- Western Slope Military Veterans Cemetery Fund
Funds assist in the maintenance of the Veterans Memorial cemetery of Western Colorado. The veterans cemetery is intended as a dignified final resting place for Colorado’s veterans and eligible dependents. It is a place of quiet contemplation for the veterans community. Please help maintain this solemn beauty for Colorado veterans.
- Pet Overpopulation Fund
The Pet Overpopulation Fund provides funding to local animal care and control organizations and veterinarians for sterilization surgeries for pets owned by Coloradans in areas of the state with the greatest need. The Fund also supports efforts to educate the public about the importance of preventing pet overpopulation.
- Military Family Relief Fund
Provides emergency grants for financial hardships to members of Colorado National Guard or Reservist and their families when ordered to Active Military duty and to Active Duty Military Personnel stationed in Colorado and their family members when the Active Duty military member is deployed to a declared hostile fire zone.
- Public Education Fund
This fund supports the Colorado Preschool Program which provides high-quality preschool for children impacted by factors such as poverty, homelessness, abuse or neglect. Children are supported by qualified early childhood professionals in safe and nurturing learning environments. Children overcome substantial gaps and make significant gains that persist throughout their schooling.
- American Red Cross Colorado Disaster Response, Readiness, and Preparedness Fund
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies. In Colorado, the Red Cross teaches tens of thousands of people lifesaving skills every year, provides critical services for members of the military and their families and responds to, on average, a disaster a day.
- Colorado for Healthy Landscapes Fund
The health and beauty of our landscapes defines our lifestyles as Coloradans. The Healthy Landscapes Initiative promotes sustainable management and healthy relationships with our lakes, rivers, peaks and high deserts. Stewardship efforts support education, wildlife habitats, agricultural diversity, research and invasive species management. Your contributions are the seeds for sustainability.
- Habitat for Humanity of Colorado Fund
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Through volunteer labor and donations, Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitates simple, decent homes in partnership with hardworking low-income individuals and families in 45 Colorado communities.
- Special Olympics of Colorado Fund
Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round athletic competition in 22 sports for over 19,000+ athletes with intellectual disabilities from 2 to 80+ years old. We create inclusive and welcoming schools for children with all differences through unified sports and youth leadership. Programs are free of charge to athletes and their families.
- Colorado Youth Corps Association Fund
This fund helps employ youth, young adults, and military veterans on critical projects in Colorado such as flood recovery, fire mitigation and suppression, removing invasive species, and building trails for hikers, bikers, and equestrian users; all while earning education scholarships. Please help CYCA change lives and landscapes for the better!
- Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund
This fund protects Colorado’s lands and waterways. The state’s streams, wetlands, mountains and forests serve many needs including water supply, agriculture, wildlife and recreation. Your generous support of this program will fund stream restoration projects and assist local groups in watershed protection efforts. Remember, your contribution will make a difference!
- Alzheimer’s Association Fund
One in 10 Coloradans over 65 and nearly half over 85 have Alzheimer’s disease with 70% cared for at home. 100% of your donation to the Alzheimer’s Association will fund essential education, training, and counseling services to urban and rural families. Without support, the emotional burden on caregivers is tremendous.
- Colorado Cancer Fund
Cancer touches every Coloradan as it is the leading cause of death in our state. Your donation to the Colorado Cancer Fund assists Coloradans through education, prevention, treatment, and support programs. The Colorado Cancer Coalition, collaborating with over 250 organizations, administers the fund to lead the fight against cancer.
- Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Colorado Fund
Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Colorado has given hope, strength and joy to over 3,300 Colorado children with life threatening medical conditions. As one of 65 chapters in the U.S., and 27 international chapters on five continents, Make-A-Wish Foundation® is the largest wish granting organization in the world.
- Unwanted Horse Fund
Approximately 6,000 Colorado horses become unwanted each year because their owners no longer want them or can afford them. Abuse and abandonment are increasing whilst traditional outlets for unwanted horses’ rescue facilities, therapeutic riding programs, etc., are reaching capacity. CUHA addresses the problem through grant programs, education initiatives and
- Colorado Multiple Sclerosis Fund
1 in 580 people in Colorado have Multiple Sclerosis; a chronic and often disabling central nervous system disease usually beginning in young adulthood. 100% of your tax dollars will assist these Coloradoans through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society with education, medical equipment, exercise programs, counseling, family support, homecare, and advocacy.
- Urban Peak Housing and Support Services for Youth Experiencing Homelessness Fund
Urban Peak provides shelter, supportive housing, street outreach, drop-in center services, education & employment training and other comprehensive support services to youths age fifteen through twenty-four who are experiencing homelessness in Colorado. Your contribution ensures that all Colorado youth have safe housing, supportive relationships and opportunities for self-sufficiency and success.
- Family Caregiver Support Fund
1 in 5 Colorado children, adults and older adults face a long-term disability or chronic health challenge during their lifetime. Many require continual care from a family caregiver to remain living at home or in their community. Easterseals Colorado will use funds to support resources for Colorado’s 843,000 family caregivers.