Child Care Contribution Credit

"There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those."

— Mother Teresa

Support children in need – receive a 50% state tax credit

What is the Child Care Contribution Credit?

This credit seeks to increase the quality and availability of child care in metro Denver. The state of Colorado allows you to take a 50% tax credit on your state income taxes when you donate to Marisol Home or Catholic Charities’ Early Childhood Education programs.

The preferred minimum donation is $300.

Thank you for supporting Catholic Charities.  If you need assistance, our representatives are happy to help you.  You can make a gift over the phone during regular business hours - MST - by calling 720-799-9311.

You're Making A Difference!

As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver is able to serve others based upon donations by individuals like you, corporations like yours and foundations that have a heart for those in need.

Your financial contributions are needed for us to maintain and grow the services we offer, reaching those in need where they need it most.

Choose between our Early Childhood Education Program or Marisol Home, a long-term shelter, to benefit from this tax credit. Our Early Childhood Education Program provides quality education and child care at six locations in the Denver Metro area. Marisol Home provides safe and secure emergency and community-based housing for pregnant women, and single women with children, who are experiencing homelessness.

 

Learn More About The 50% Tax Credit

Real Cost of Giving – The table below illustrates how a large part of your Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit donation comes back to you in various tax credits and deductions, to significantly reduce the after-tax cost of your donation.

Contribution

$500

$1,000

$10,000

Child Care Tax Credit

($250)

($500)

($5,000)

Federal Income Tax Savings

($73)

($145)

($1,452)

Colorado Income Tax Savings

($23)

($46)

($463)

Returned to you at tax time

$346

$691

$6,915

After tax cost of giving

$154

$309

$3,085

Figures in the table are based on a 32% Federal tax bracket and take into account the Federal loss of state income tax deductions as a result of credits and deductions on the state income tax return.

For more information on taxes, visit the Colorado Department of Revenue website and review their “FYI Income 35 publication”. Please consult your accountant or tax specialist regarding your unique tax situation.

  • Your donation still qualifies as a charitable deduction on your Federal income tax.
  • You can take advantage of the tax credits regardless of whether you itemize or not.
  • Both individuals and corporate donors can benefit from this tax credit program.
  • In-kind donations are not eligible for this credit.
  • Taxpayers over the age of 70½ who are required to make minimum distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) can make a qualifying contribution directly from their IRAs. Please note that other retirement plans — such as 401(k) plans — cannot qualify. Owners of these plans will need to transfer funds from the 401(k) plans to an IRA before making the charitable distributions.

Donate by Mail

Please mail all donations to:

Catholic Charities
6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216

Make checks payable to “Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Denver.” In the memo of the check, write “Child Care Contribution Credit” and designate between Early Childhood Education or Marisol Home.

Donate by Phone

Call us during business hours to make a secure donation or click to call 720-799-9311 and donate now with your credit card.

According to state regulations, the tax credit must be requested at the time of the donation, so please clearly indicate your desire to donate to the “Child Care Contribution Credit” during the phone call.

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Mail Donations to:
6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
303-742-0828

Donation support :
donorrelations@ccdenver.org
720-799-9311

EIN: 84-0686679

Mail Donations to:
6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
303-742-0828

Donation support :
donorrelations@ccdenver.org
720-799-9311

EIN: 84-0686679

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