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.
Other Ways to Support Us
Donate by Mail
Donations can be mailed to us at The Colorado Trail Foundation, PO Box 1292, Poncha Springs, CO 81242. 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.
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 719-398-1688 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.
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
Roundup Riders – Heritage and Trails Foundation
$5,000 to $9,999
$2,500 to $4,999
Brad and Christine Bennett
Holly and Eric Klose
$1,000 to $2,499
Brunton Family Fund
David B Black
$1,000 to $2,499 (cont.)
Mark and Sally Baldwin