Support Our Mission

Being a homeowner with RMCLT has given me a bigger house for my family. Afterwards, RMCLT remained a support. Whenever I have a question about home ownership we can call them. Even if you have any type of financial problems, they will help you. Because of RMCLT, I have more than I ever thought I would have. – Homeowner since March 2007

The Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust (RMCLT) implements a number of different programs and embarks on a wide range of projects to attain its goal of providing permanent, quality affordable housing opportunities to limited income families. As a local non-profit organization, we are reliant on donations to help continue our mission, goals and programs.

Facts:

– For every $1 we receive for operational support, we leverage another $9 for acquisitions—to place families in homeownership and to help develop new housing.

– Each month, RMCLT invests approximately $25 per family to help all our families be successful and prevent foreclosures.

– 86% of operational funds go to programs and services which directly serve our families.

All donations to our 501(c)(3) organization are tax deductible. Additionally, any cash donation of $500 or more can be made through the El Paso County Enterprise Zone for a 25% state income tax credit.

To Make a Donation By Mail
Make checks payable to RMCLT with the memo “donation” at the bottom.  Also note if you would like your donation to go to a certain RMCLT program.  Mail to the RMCLT office at 1212 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

Enterprise Zone Donations
RMCLT is one of a few approved Enterprise Zone activities in Colorado Springs!  Any cash donation to RMCLT of $500 or more provides the donor with a Colorado State tax credit of $25% of the amount of the donation.  This is not a “tax deduction”— it’s an actual credit that allows the donor to reduce their Colorado State tax due.  (Donors of in-kind contributions valued at $500 or more receive a 12.5% Colorado State tax credit.)

To take advantage of the Enterprise Zone tax credit, make checks payable to the El Paso County Enterprise Zone Administrator.  Note “RMCLT” in the memo section along with your Social Security or tax ID number and mail the check to the RMCLT office at 1212 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.  You will receive a receipt from El Paso County for the amount of the donation.  Please note that El Paso County charges RMCLT a 3.5% processing fee for Enterprise Zone donations.

Colorado Combined Campaign
If you are a Colorado government employee, the CCC provides a way to donate to charities that benefit Coloradans. You can do so by payroll deduction, cash, check or credit card. Donations to the CCC are voluntary, confidential and tax-deductible.  To donate to RMCLT use CCC number 1326.

Goodsearch.com
Donate to RMCLT just by searching the web.  GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Simply designate the Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust as your desired non-profit, use GoodSearch as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!

GivingFirst.org
Learn about your favorite charities, discover new ones, and support the organizations that speak to your passion. GivingFirst.org is brought to you by Community First Foundation, but is fueled by the people of Colorado. You can donate with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) or bank account and need not create an account on GivingFirst.org.  To make a donation to RMCLT, including recurring donations, please visit Givingfirst.org.

In-Kind Support
RMCLT seeks in-kind donations such as equipment, tools, supplies, professional services, facilities, or even volunteer labor.  We ask local home improvement stores to donate supplies for renovation projects and nurseries to donate plants for beautification projects.  Depending on the project, there are an infinite number of possibilities. A wide range of local businesses such as restaurants, jewelry stores, spas and salons, movie theaters, and department stores may not be able to donate cash or supply the materials we need to carry out our annual fundraiser, but they sometimes offer attractive items to help raise money during the live and silent auctions.  We also look for advice and support from local firms, such as solicitors, accountants or architects, who may offer their services for free.  And last but not least, we look to local radio and newspapers that are often keen to be seen to be supporting the local community and to champion local issues.

RMCLT takes the utmost precautions to maintain the safety of your personal information.  We do not share our donor list with anyone.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding donating to Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust, please contact Randi at (719) 447-9300 ext. 5.