Ways to Give

One child at a time, your gift will change the
trajectory of a child’s life forever.

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Early Connections also welcomes non-cash gifts such as stock and bonds, real estate, retirement assets and insurance. Gifts can be made for example through a bequest, qualified charitable distribution, beneficiary designation, annuity or trust.

For additional information or to learn more about the giving option that best aligns with your current financial picture, please contact Rebekah Gans at (719) 381-4803 or rgans@earlyconnections.org.

Colorado Tax Credit

The State of Colorado offers a 50% income tax credit for donations to child care centers. As a leader in early childcare and education, Early Connections Learning Centers donors are eligible to receive the maximum 50% tax credit.

What does that mean? This means that your individual or corporate contribution to Early Connections Learning Centers has a direct impact on the lives of over 700 children AND it has the additional benefit of reducing your Colorado tax liability.

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Figures in the table are based on a 33% tax bracket. 

The CARES ACT: a new tax incentive in response to COVID-19.

Standard Deduction:
If you take the standard deduction, the CARES ACT allows you to deduct up to a $300  in charitable donations on your 2020 federal taxes. Any donation to qualifying charities of up to $300 in 2020 will be added to the standard rate of deduction. 

Itemized Deduction:
For itemized deductions, the CARES ACT allows you to deduct of up to 100% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for contributions to qualifying charities. The new law temporarily lifts the limits on charitable giving from 60% of a taxpayer’s AGI to 100% for 2020.

Corporate Donations:
For corporations, the CARES ACT allows a deduction of up to 25% of Adjusted Tax Income for contributions to qualifying charities starting in 2020. The new law temporarily lifts the limits from 10% of adjusted taxable income to 25% for 2020.

I am committed to Early Connections because I believe that what Frederick Douglass said is true “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”.  Every child deserves to feel loved, valued, and receive a quality education at the earliest age possible and feel part of a community that cares so they can carry that forward in life.

-Tammy Rahaim, Early Connections Board Member

This information should not be construed as tax advice. Consult your tax advisor as situations vary.  

When planning your gift, please be sure to use our legal name and adddress:

Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Inc. (EIN 84-0632406)
104 E. Rio Grande Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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