Here are a few easy ways to make a tax-deductible donation to Cottonwood Institute:

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Donate Online

This is one of the easiest ways to make a secure, tax-deductible donation online. Consider becoming a monthly donor and help invest in our long-term sustainability! Simply check “Recurring Donation” when you check out. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards.


Donate by Check

If you prefer to mail in your donation, please make checks payable to Cottonwood Institute and send it to: PO Box 7067, Denver, CO 80207.

We would be happy to send you a self-addressed stamped envelope for your convenience. Simply call us at 303.447.1076 x700 for more information.

Donate by PayPal

Donate Through A Donor Advised Fund

To donate to Cottonwood Institute through a Donor Advised Fund, please contact Ford Church at 303.447.1076 x700 or or via email at Our Tax ID # is: 20-1822172

Donate Stock

To donate a gift of appreciated stock to Cottonwood Institute, please contact your financial advisor. From your transferring account, fill out your custodian’s gifting form or letter of intent and include our Schwab DTC code- 0164 code 40. Please include the donor’s full name, name of the stock and trading symbol, and number of shares you wish to donate. If you have additional questions, please contact Cottonwood Institute’s financial advisor, Laura Isanuk from First Affirmative at 303-278-3886 X 4 or via email at Please also contact Ford Church at 303.447.1076 x700 or or via email at to let him know you plan to make a gift of stock.

Fundraising Pages

Now you can create your own fundraising page to help raise money for a Cottonwood Institute program you are most passionate about supporting! Click below to find out more and to watch a short video about how to set it up.


Donate Digital/Crypto Currency

Cottonwood Institute now accepts digital/crypto currency! You can donate digital/crypto currency to Cottonwood Institute through

  • To donate Bitcoin, use this wallet address: 13W8pxgvFXKuaAvTBDtpdc4cyiwhaoXrr9
  • To donate Litecoin, use this wallet address: LRaYXvb4rdrdfG1gLeYwxMHg13r7abUkJA
  • To donate Ethereum, use this wallet address: 0x03B5b695A9a8E05e26A09a48210A554C432D5fE2 Warning: Do not send ETH mining rewards or ETC directly to this address.

To learn more about digital currency, Click Here. Donations of digitial/crypto currency may be tax-deductible, but please contact your CPA.

Funding Priorities

We are committed to increasing the accessibility of the outdoors to underserved public school students in the Colorado Front Range.

Wish List

As a small nonprofit organization, we appreciate any and all support from financial contributions to items on our Wish List. If you would like to donate one of our Wish List items, please contact our Program Manager, Taryn Longberry at 303.447.1076 x702. Remember, your donation is tax-deductible!

Schedule Your Donation For Colorado Gives Day 2018

Starting on November 1, 2018, you can schedule your donation online in advance for Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

Donations to Cottonwood Institute made through from November 1, 2018 – Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 will receive a share of a $1M incentive fund thanks to Community First Foundation and FirstBank.


For additional giving options, including gifts of stock, gift and estate planning, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ford Church, Executive Director, at 303.447.1076 x700 or via email at