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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

Roundup Riders of the Rockies
Charles Dawson

$2,500 to $4,999

Marley Brezzo
Bill Carpenter
Bobbie Hill
Jason Golden
Judy Callison
Steve Stadler
Ned Grauel
Susan Friedman
Rachel Gulledge
Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric

$1,000 to $2,499

Darryl Annett
John Wolgamott
Terry Tierney
Daniel Scheidt
Adele Paynter
Trail Enthusiast
Dennis Diaz
Tom Orsini
Chris Alonso
Brad and Christine Bennett
Holly and Eric Klose
John Mullins
Carolyn Benoit
Jon Greeneisen
Bill Manning
Mike Yeomans
James Michon
Sarah Musil
Tracy Rector
Trail Enthusiast
Mal Sillars
Ashley Family Foundation, Inc.
Paul Monson
Kim Kanas
Weezy Duncan
Katie Windmueller
S & P Global
Marcia Brandt
Peter Scanlon
Bruce Clay
Seth Furtney
AmazonSmile Foundation
George Neserke
Ron Dudek
Timothy J. O’Rourke
Bernard Wolf
David Chatterton
Mary Bayard
Rick Tronvi

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

William Witter
Jack Berryhill
Dan Cohen
Jim Bolt
David B Black
Mark Baldwin
Kris Todd
Jim Young
Ilene Cohen
Carol Tomerlin
Dan Prather
Cristy Godwin
Trails Enthusiast
Kevin Varty
Jacqui Dear
Christopher Bouck
John Grubb
Janet Pelton Camp
Mark Bailey
Tom Frenzel
John McDonough
Jennifer Farren
Charity Coors
Sean Wood
Rosemarie Fryer
Karen Barsch
Kevin Drost
John Turner
Daniel Chernoff
Philip Zietlow
Brendan Mahoney
Kent Bredehoeft
Vivo Infusion
Veeraya Dandavati
Brunton Family Fund IGiftFund
Frank Quayle
Janet Spencer
David Dombrow