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EFAA relies on generous supporters like you to stabilize families today for a brighter future tomorrow. Learn how you can make a financial contribution to prevent family homelessness in Boulder County. Click here to make an online gift.

Ways To Give

Making an online donation is a fast and secure way to support families in our community through a tax-deductible donation. Giving online gives you the flexibility to set up a recurring donation or make an honorary gift. You can pay by credit card, PayPal, eCheck and more! Click here to give online now.

Prefer to give by check? Please address your check to:

1575 Yarmouth Ave
Boulder, CO 80304

Become a recurring donor and support families all year long! Click here to become a monthly sustainer online or set up an automatic payment through your bank.


Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated stock directly to EFAA. By giving stock, your gift to EFAA and your personal tax savings may be greater than if donating after-tax proceeds of stock you sell yourself. Click here for stock transfer instructions.


If you are 70½ years or older, consider making your gift to EFAA from your IRA. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity like ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This may be a great way to meet all or part of your IRA’s required minimum distribution (RMD) and help families in need.

 Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a personal charitable vehicle that donors can establish at a community foundation or financial institution, like Vanguard or Schwab. A DAF allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate income tax deduction, and recommend grants from the fund over time to qualified nonprofits, such as EFAA.

 Please consult with your financial planner or tax advisor to determine the best options for you.


Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated stock directly to EFAA. By giving stock, your gift to EFAA and your personal tax savings may be greater than if donating after-tax proceeds of stock you sell yourself. Click here for stock transfer instructions.

Many of our donors have supported EFAA for years and want to help ensure EFAA is there to help the next generation of families in need. A gift through your estate plan or a gift to EFAA’s endowment is a great way to sustain the mission you have come to believe in.

To learn more about leaving a gift to EFAA in your will or estate click here.

To learn more about making a gift to EFAA’s Centennial Endowment click here.

Thousands of companies offer matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. By simply completing a matching gift form (online or paper), you may be able to double, or even triple the impact of your gift!

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Note: This is not an exhaustive search and gift matching procedures vary at every company. Please ask your HR department about how to submit a request to have your gift matched.

  • Event Sponsorship:Link your company to EFAA’s strong brand and reach an affluent Boulder County audience by sponsoring one (or both!) of EFAA’s annual signature events. Click here for sponsorship opportunities for 2023.
  • Business Giving: Over a hundred businesses support EFAA’s work outside of event sponsorship. These gifts may be client directed, percentage of proceeds, a special corporate campaign, or general giving to strengthen our community.
  • Pledge 1%. Is your business a start-up? Consider joining Pledge 1%–an easy way to leverage a portion of your future success to support nonprofits, like EFAA. It’s a small commitment today that can make a huge impact tomorrow. Learn more here.
  • Workplace Giving: Ask your employer about payroll deductions, internal fundraising events, and workplace giving federations, like United Way or the Combined Federal Campaign/Combined Colorado Campaign.
  • Volunteer: EFAA works closely to coordinate group volunteer projects with those companies who make a financial investment in our work. For more opportunities visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.

Donating your vehicle to EFAA is easy! EFAA partners with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. Visit our Vehicles for Charity page or call 1-866-2277 to start the process. For more details check out this F.A.Q.

Whether you ask your friends to donate money in lieu of birthday gifts, or designate EFAA as the beneficiary of your event, many small acts of kindness add up to make a big difference in our community. Click here to start your fundraiser for EFAA!

Photo by Diana Coulter


EFAA hosts two annual community events.

Friend Fest, in the spring, is a broad community gathering aimed at raising awareness about EFAA and educating the community about our work in a fun, family-friendly setting.

Our Farm to Table Dinner in the fall is EFAA’s signature fundraising event, featuring local cuisine, live music, auctions and a chance to make a meaningful contribution.

Donation F.A.Q.

Are donations tax-deductible?

EFAA is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization. Our Tax ID/EIN is 84-0454115. For gifts made online, please keep your email receipt as your official record to claim your donation as a deduction on your taxes. For gifts made offline and for donors who provide a mailing address, you will receive a donation receipt by postal mail.

Can I make a gift in honor or memory of someone?

When you make a gift online, select “Dedicate this donation”. Indicate whether your gift is in honor of, in memory of, or inspired by and include their name and email so they are notified of your generous gift in their name.

Can I donate household goods or furniture to EFAA?

EFAA accepts new toiletries, personal care items, and infant/childcare items, like diapers and formula. We also accept new home goods to support our housing residents. For more information on what we accept, please visit our Food & Goods page. EFAA does not accept furniture donations.

Can I donate toys to children during the holidays?

Each holiday season EFAA helps hundreds of families with new gifts for their children and teens. For more information visit our Holiday Giving page.

I’ve lost my tax receipt. Can I get a replacement?

For gifts made directly to EFAA, please contact or 303-951-7675 to replace a lost tax receipt. For gifts made through the Colorado Gives platform, visit their site here for a lost receipt.

Does EFAA qualify for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit?

Not at this time. We remain grateful to you for your gift that helps support families and children.

Still have questions?

Ashley Rumble, Director of Development & Communications is happy to connect with you as you think through your gift options. Please reach out at 303-951-7696 or