When Is The Best Time To Donate To Cottonwood Institute? With Giving Tuesday, Colorado Give Day, the holidays, and the end of the year, you may be wondering when is the best time to donate? Every organization is different, but for Cottonwood Institute (Cottonwood), it is better to donate between now and December 31st, 2023 through the donate page on our website.
Why Donate Through The Cottonwood Website? The giving days are great, but did you know that by donating directly through the Cottonwood website we’ll receive donations immediately allowing us to put your dollars to use right away vs having to wait until ColoradoGives distributes the funds to us? Additionally, by donating directly to Cottonwood, your information gets recorded automatically in our database and accounting software, which saves us time and improves the accuracy and efficiency of our data entry.
Become A Seedling Monthly Donor And Help Unlock A $25,000 Match! We would love to invite everyone to become a Seedling Monthly Donor instead of donating once at the end of the year. By donating monthly, you will help invest in our long-term sustainability and success! And, if you set up a monthly donation by December 31st, 2023, you will help us unlock a $25,000 match thanks to 3 generous families who believe in the power of our programs and the impact we are having with our students!
What Is Most Convenient For You? Having said all that, if you prefer to give on Giving Tuesday, Colorado Gives Day, or the last few days of the year, by all means donate however is most convenient for you!
Other Creative Ways To Give: And if you are curious about other creative ways to donate, like donating through your Donor Advised Fund, through your IRA, donating appreciated stock, or donating cryptocurrency, check out our Ways To Give page.
Important Year End Deadlines: Keep in mind these important year end giving deadlines courtesy of The Denver Foundation:
December 15, 2023: Deadline for checkbook IRA contributions
December 22, 2023: Deadline for the electronic transfers of securities
December 29, 2023: Deadline for IRA rollover contributions to leave the custodial account
December 31, 2023: Donations by check must be postmarked
If you have any questions, please contact Ford Church, our Founder and Executive Director at 303.447.1076 x700 or via email.