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Making a Difference for a Brighter Tomorrow

We rely on donations for more than 60% of our funding. Our donors do so much more than help keep our doors open. They inspire us to love and care for our kids every day. They sustain our hope for a better tomorrow for our kids.
In addition to monetary donations, we are in great need of many good and services:
• Supplies for our summer program (bathing suits and towels, boots for the ranch, gift cards and other incentives for our middle and high school program)
• Bikes for our older youth (larger then 20 in)
• Volunteers-Bike Repair
• Volunteers-Admin
• Volunteers-Daily programming

Colorado Tax Credit

The Sun Valley Youth Center encourages donors to increase their gift and benefit from a 50% Colorado Tax Credit. The credit is available to Colorado residents who make monetary contributions to this organization. 

The Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit was established to encourage greater private support of Colorado child care program. Because monetary contributions to Sun Valley Youth Center qualify for this tax credit, you may be able to decrease the after-tax cost of your gifts by more than 50%.

The effect of the credit is that half of your donation to Sun Valley Youth Center is offset by a reduction of your Colorado income taxes. You will still be able to claim your full contribution as a charitable deduction on your Federal and State income tax returns if you itemize deductions. Examples of the total impact on your taxes are shown in the chart below. As always, you should consult with your tax advisor to determine how the credit will affect you personally.

Tax Saving Examples

(Illustration only; please consult with your tax advisor.)

Federal Income Tax Bracket

28%

33%

35%

Contribution

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

Colorado Child Care Credit

($500)

($500)

($500)

Charitable Deduction Colorado Tax Saving

($46.30)

($46.30)

($46.30)

Charitable Deduction Federal Tax Saving

($280)

($330)

($350)

Related Federal Tax Effect*

$152.96

$180.28

$191.21

After Tax Costs of Gift

$326.66

$303.98

$294.91

Total Tax Saving

$673.34

$696.02

$705.10

Cost per dollar to contribute

32.7 cents

30.3 cents

29.4 cents

*Lower State income taxes mean lower State tax deductions for Federal tax purposes.

Guidelines:

  • The maximum credit you may take in any one year is $100,000 or your actual Colorado income tax liability for the year, whichever is less.
  • Any unused credit may be carried forward for up to five additional tax years.

    Only monetary donations are eligible. Stock or other securities and in-kind gifts, such as labor or equipment, are not eligible but may qualify for other tax benefits.

  • In the case of donations associated with events, only the deductible portion of your payment, reduced by the value of goods and services received, is eligible.
  • Both individuals and corporations can take advantage of the credit.

The Sun Valley Youth Center will provide a signed letter that states the amount of the cash gift, along with the DR1317 tax form certifying the child care contribution. 

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