Giving as a Family

Supporting charitable causes as a family is a uniquely meaningful way to strengthen relationships and values. Giving together means every family member has a voice. Your approach can be simple or extensive. It can even extend across generations, leaving a family legacy.

ColoradoGives.org —Your Resource for Local Giving

Our online giving website is a perfect resource for families to explore local organizations and causes. It’s a one-stop shop for learning and donating online. A variety of search parameters help narrow your choices among the 2,400 local nonprofits who have met our standards for participation. Free fundraising pages are especially popular for budding givers learning to support causes through their own fundraising efforts.

Bringing Everyone Together for Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day is a perfect time for lessons in giving locally. This 24-hour giving blitz in early December is an online event where Coloradans unite to support organizations that enrich their communities. With a clock countdown, live giving map, and “shopping” style donation process, families enjoy making an impact in one of the country’s largest giving days.

KidsforColoradoGives.org — A Fun Place to Learn

This website makes charitable giving fun and accessible for young children and adolescents. The site uses videos, quizzes, playful graphics and kid-friendly language to engage the next generation of givers. Resources for parents and tips for kids help you build a culture of giving in your family.

  • Help your kids discover and support the causes they care about with our fun Kids Giving Kit >

Leaving a Legacy With Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds appeal to families committed to strategic giving and collaborating together over time. A donor-advised fund (DAF) allows you to receive tax deductions in the years you donate into the fund. Yet you can recommend which nonprofits should receive grants from your fund over a period of years. Tap into the expertise of our Professional Advisors Council to learn tax strategies involving DAFs.

“A donor-advised fund is an excellent vehicle for giving as a family. We’re encouraging our children to discover areas of need they’re most passionate about.” Learn about the McVey family’s giving journey >