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From one-time donations to store purchases, you can give back to the CT in any number of ways!

The Colorado Trail Foundation relies on the generosity of donors to help us fulfill our mission. Grants from foundations, corporate sources and the U.S. Forest Service cover about 15% of our annual operating expenses. The rest comes from individual contributions big and small.

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Other Ways to Support Us

Donate by Mail

Donations can be mailed to us at The Colorado Trail Foundation, 710 10th St, Suite 210, Golden, CO 80401.  You may download a Donation Form that you can print out and mail in with a check if you’d like an official document to include with your donation check (but not required). We also send out periodic Friends letters that include updates on the Trail as well as a twice-yearly Tread Lines newsletter. Enclosed in each are donation envelopes for those who prefer to contribute by mail.

Legacy Giving

Help ensure that the Trail will be here for future generations by including The Colorado Trail Foundation in your will or living trust. Your financial adviser, attorney, or accountant can help you set up a charitable gift to the Foundation in the form of cash, stocks, bonds, or from proceeds of insurance policies or the sale of property. You can also designate the CTF as a beneficiary of an insurance policy, IRA, or pension plan.

IRA Required Minimum Distribution

Donate all or a portion of your RMD directly to the CTF (a qualifying charity) and receive an exclusion from taxable income without having to itemize deductions. Consult your tax professional about making a “qualified charitable distribution.” The CTF can provide the transfer account info to you or your investment advisor.

Publicly Traded Securities

You can donate publicly traded securities to the CTF. If you have held the donated securities for more than one year, you may receive additional tax benefits from the donation. Please contact your tax advisor about any possible benefits. Then, simple and easy – just call CTF at 303-384-3729 for instructions on how to accomplish the donation.

By choosing to help us protect and preserve The Colorado Trail, you will be part of something bigger than your financial gift:  You will help create memories and inspire life lessons. Contributions to the CTF are tax deductible with tax ID 84-1057336.

And of course you can… volunteer with the CTF!

You can help with our mission of maintaining the Trail through Trail Crews and the Adopt-A-Trail program, and there’s a long list of other non-trail work related volunteer opportunities! How will you choose to give back to the trail?

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Our Top-Level Donors

Thank you to our biggest supporters, we couldn’t do it without you! Below is a list of our top donors and their level of support in the last 12 months.

$10,000 & up

Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric
Dan M. Bereck
Jason Golden
Judy Callison
Ned “Keeper” Grauel
Rachel Gulledge
Steve “Trail Boss” Stadler
Susan Friedman
Gary L Sprung
Lyn “B. Lyndon” Berry
Bill W. “Two Bears” Carpenter
Brezzo Family Foundation
Martha Violett

$2,500 to $4,999

Brad and Christine Bennett
Karen Barsch
Tom Orsini
Jennifer Woods Tierney Family Foundation
John E. Wolgamott
South Platte Enhancement Board
Darryl Annett
Sean Wood

$1,000 to $2,499

Alan N. Wyngarden
Bill Tomerlin
BP Fabric of America Fund
Brendan Mahoney
Brunton Family Fund
Chris Hegland
Christopher Bouck
Craig Snowden
Cristy Godwin
Dan Cohen
Dan Prather
Daniel Chernoff
Daniel Scheidt
David B. & Gretchen W. Black Family Foundation
Ed Pfromer
Frank Quayle
Frenzel Family Charitable Organization
Garry Mac Memorial Trust
George Neserke
Guy Gaskill
Jack Dais
Jacqui Dear
Janet Pelton Camp
Jared “Snackbox” Champion
Jennifer Farren
Jim Bolt
Jim Young
John Grubb
John McDonough
John Turner
Joshua Todd
Kent Bredehoeft
Kevin Drost
Loretta Feehan
Mark Bailey
Mark E. Baldwin
Mary Moorehead

$1,000 to $2,499 (cont.)

Nancy Allen
Oasis Wines Inc.
Rick E. Tronvig
Rick Eisele
Rick Goad
Ron Dudek
Rosemarie Fryer
Shell Oil Company Foundation
Timothy J. O’Rourke
Veeraya Dandavati
Whitney Marvin
William Witter
Williams Co. Foundation, Inc
David Chatterton
Bernard “Gummi Bear” Wolf
Seth Furtney
Bruce Clay
Gerri Baron
Veritone, Inc
Ashley Family Foundation, Inc.
Kim Kanas
Marcia Brandt
Melanzana Outdoor Clothing
Paul Monson
S & P Global
Mal Sillars
Michael Coors
Carolyn Benoit
Grace Jones Richardson Trust
Jon Greeneisen
Katabatic Gear LLC
Kris Todd
Mike Yeomans
Sarah Musil
Steve “Pro” Staley
Peter Scanlon