Outright Giving

An outright donation is one of the easiest and most common ways you can invest in world-class care at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Give today to support Children’s Colorado patients, families and caregivers.

“We’ve both seen the hospital’s work firsthand, as parents of kids with broken bones and through the Foundation’s stewardship events. We know how everyone at Children’s Colorado—from the social worker to the surgeon—is working to support each family, and that is so important. Giving to the hospital is the easy part—if it makes even a small difference for children who need care 30 or 40 years from now, that is something we can feel good about every day.”

John and Bridget, Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation Donors

Types of outright gifts

A gift of cash is easy to make, can be added to an endowed fund if you specify, and can be put to use immediately to impact children’s health. You also receive a charitable deduction for your donation.

The right investment for: Investors who desire giving that is made simply and quickly, and investors who want to receive a federal income-tax deduction.

Make a secure one-time or monthly online donation supporting the children and families we serve.

Offline gifts can be mailed to:

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
P.O. Box 5585
Denver, CO 80217-5585

Children’s Colorado is one of several Enterprise Zones designated by the State of Colorado to encourage economic growth. Colorado taxpayers who make qualifying gifts to Children’s Colorado are eligible for a generous tax credit of up to 25% to use against their state income tax if giving an outright gift of cash, or 12.5% for gifts of appreciated assets, such as stocks and securities.

The right investment for: Colorado taxpayers who would like to invest in local innovation and charitable initiatives.

Tip: The Colorado Enterprise Zone tax credit reduces the amount of state income tax you pay, in addition to federal and state charitable deductions you may receive for gifts to charity. You can nearly double the size of your gift – and the impact of your generosity – without increasing the net cost to you.

Make an Enterprise Zone donation.

Honor friends or loved ones by making a gift to Children’s Hospital Colorado in their name, or on the occasion of a special event, such as a birthday or anniversary. It’s the perfect way to support the hospital and honor someone special in your life.

Tip: We can notify the person of your gift in their name! Just provide the person’s name and address with your gift.

Honor a friend or loved one with a tribute gift.

Some of the most meaningful gifts we receive are those given in memory of a loved one. When a loved one passes away, Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation would like to help you honor and celebrate their life.

All tribute gifts will be acknowledged with a card to the person you designate. Please tell us whom you wish to remember, and the name and address of the person we should notify of your gift. You may also choose to send an ecard about your gift.

Tip: For gifts totaling $1,000 or more in memory of past loved ones, we have set aside an area to recognize these memorial gifts with a special wall, entitled Remembering Those Who Have Touched Our Lives, located near the Chapel on the first floor. The display features soft colors and engraved names of individuals who have been honored with memorial gifts.

Remember a loved one in a meaningful way with a memorial gift.


A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a personal charitable vehicle that donors can establish at a public charity such as a community foundation or financial institution. A DAF allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate income tax deduction, and recommend grants from the fund over time to qualified nonprofits, such as Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation.

Tip: Currently, donors can recommend grants to Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation from Fidelity® Charitable, Schwab® Charitable, and BNY Mellon through the link below. More sponsoring charities may be added in the future, so please check back if your fund isn’t currently listed. Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

Learn more about giving through your donor-advised fund.

Donating cryptocurrency directly to a nonprofit can save you money. When donating cryptocurrency, you may be eligible to receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then made a donation. Consult your tax advisor for advice specific to your situation.

Make your generous gift of cryptocurrency today.

Gifts by wills and trusts cost nothing right now and make a great impact for the future of children’s health.

Tip: Your bequest or trust designation will not be subject to any potential federal estate tax and you may change your estate or trust designation at any time.

If you have listed Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation in your will, please let us know so we may recognize you and tell you more about the impact your future gift will make for the children we treat.

Learn more about giving through your will or living trust.

Most companies offer a matching gift program and will match an employee’s personal gift at 100 percent, doubling your donation!

How it works:

  1. Ask your HR department or supervisor to see if your employer has a Matching Gift Program
  2. Fill out your employer’s matching gift form
  3. Send completed matching gift forms to the Foundation for processingChildren’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
    13123 E. 16th Ave., Box 045
    Aurora, Colorado 80045

EIN: 84-0813462

If you are interested in donating a gift in-kind item(s) for one of our events, please fill out the gift-in-kind donation form. Commonly donated items:

  • Gift certificates and gift baskets from restaurants, spas, shops and other providers of goods and services
  • Jewelry
  • Signed sports memorabilia
  • Airline tickets, vacation rentals, hotel stays and other travel-related items

Credit card

Make a secure one-time or monthly online donation supporting the children and families we serve.

Cash or check

Offline gifts supporting the patients who depend on us for care can be mailed to:

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
P.O. Box 5585
Denver, CO 80217-5585