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 start a monthly sustaining donation or make an honorary gift. Click here to give online now.
Prefer to give by check? Please address your check to:
Emergency Family Assistance Association
1575 Yarmouth Ave
Boulder, CO 80304
Become a monthly sustainer and support families all year long! To become a monthly sustainer, you can select “Make My Gift Monthly” on the online donation form 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.
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!
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 EFAA’s Annual Celebration Gala. Sponsorship opportunities available here.
- Business Giving: Over a hundred business 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.
- 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.
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. You can start your own fundraiser for EFAA by using Facebook’s fundraising tool or using this website!
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 make offline and 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 “Honorary gift”. Once the gift is processed, it will automatically take you to a page with a link to download a card for you to print at home and share with your honoree.
Can I donate household goods or furniture to EFAA?
EFAA generally does not accept new or used household goods or personal items. We partner with other local service providers to supply vouchers to our participants so they can secure what they need. Please consider donating your items to partner agencies, such as Goodwill Donation Center or TRU Thrift Shop (303-604-5353).
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. Learn more about EFAA’s holiday needs here.
I’ve lost my tax receipt. Can I get a replacement?
For general gifts made directly to EFAA, please contact Doris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-951-7675 to replace a lost tax receipt. For gifts made to EFAA’s Celebration Gala please contact Teresa at email@example.com or 303-951-7676. 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?
Unfortunately, not at this time. This is something we are actively exploring. In the meantime, your gift helps support our work with 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 AshleyR@efaa.org.