A Gift of Bluebird Days and Star-filled Nights
When you donate to Rocky Mountain Wild your gift does more than just fund an organization, it funds a future that is filled with bluebird days and star-filled nights. That’s because our work to protect the biodiversity of our mountains, plains, and canyonlands ensures that all of us (from the smallest pika to the biggest bison) have room to roam, clean water to drink, and the natural resources that we need to survive and thrive.
And, when you give to Rocky Mountain Wild you can feel proud that your gift stays right here in Colorado, protecting the wildlife and wild places that you love. Together we have safeguarded more than 2 million acres of wildlife habitat and more than 500 rare and imperiled species in our region.
This giving season, consider joining the RMW team to ensure that all species in the Southern Rocky Mountains thrive in 2019 and beyond!
Ways to join the team this giving season
RMW participates in a number of giving programs, so you can give the way you are most comfortable:
Make a donation: Make a one time donation, or schedule a weekly, a monthly, a quarterly, or yearly donation through our Colorado Gives page! You can even decide what program you’d like to see your donation support. If you schedule your gift for Colorado Gives Day, Rocky Mountain Wild will receive a little something extra.
Give the Gift of You: Pledge your time! Volunteer duties could include support at events, science in the field during the 2019 field season, citizen science projects you can do from home, or joining our online ambassador team spreading the word about what RMW does to protect the threatened and endangered species and critical habitats under our care! Submit a Volunteer Application to give the gift of you this giving season.
Share Your Story: RMW staff can go on and on about how important our work is, but we’re super biased. Your story would be so much more compelling. Send Chris a photograph of yourself (or a photograph that represents you if you are camera shy) and your story of how you found out about RMW, what programs or species are most important to you, and why you love giving to RMW. We will share those stories on our social media sites and hopefully inspire more people to take action, volunteer their time, or give to support our programs!
A generous donor has offered to match donations!
Each donation from new donors will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000, allowing us to do what we do even better! Here’s how your funds will be used:
- $250 raised – We will be able to host a full summer of Wednesdays in the Wild educational events, introducing 250 people to wildlife conservation issues and actions.
- $500 raised – We will be able to train 25 new citizen scientists to help us study the impacts of climate change on the American pika.
- $1,000 raised – We will be able to teach one new elementary school classroom about “Why the Wildlife Crosses the Road?” and how to use wildlife cameras.
- $5,000 raised – We will be able to add a new citizen science project studying bighorn sheep to our programs.
- $10,000 raised – We will be able to double our efforts to protect Wolf Creek Pass from development by supporting our legal team.
Thank you again for your generosity. Together we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of the Rocky Mountain region.
Wondering how changes to income tax and charitable contributions will effect your donation?
Under the new tax law, when you file your taxes for 2018, your standard deduction would have doubled. That means you are less likely to have an incentive to itemize your taxes than you did in the past. If you claim a standard deduction instead of itemizing your taxes, you will not get a benefit on your federal tax return from donating to non-profit organizations like ours.
However, Coloradans should know even if you claim a federal standard deduction, you can often receive a financial benefit from the state if your donations exceed $500. Information about the Colorado Contribution Subtraction is available from the Colorado Department of Revenue website in FYI 48.
Disclaimer: But, we’re experts in conservation, mapping, biology, and biodiversity – not taxes – so be sure to check with your tax advisor.