We believe everyone should have equal access to build their American Dream, especially in Colorado where 96% of businesses are independently-owned and employ over 1 million people in rural and urban areas. Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) works to broaden equal access by helping new and existing small businesses get the financial capital they need to grow, create jobs, and keep Colorado's economy strong. Our borrowers, 83% of whom are women, minority and/or low income business owners, are unable to receive traditional bank financing. CEF also provides low or no-cost business consultation services to our borrowers to ensure they succeed so their communities can prosper. Support an entrepreneur's dream today through Colorado Enterprise Fund!
Third-party vendors charge credit card and electronic check processing fees when you make an online donation. Two percent of each donation helps to cover these fees and ensures the program's long-term sustainability. The two percent processing fee is one of the lowest processing fees in the country.
You will automatically receive an on-screen acknowledgement letter and an e-mailed copy for your donation. Every donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the full extent permitted by law. If you make a donation to a charity that offers Child Care or Enterprise Zone credits (additional Colorado state tax credits), Community First Foundation will acknowledge that your donation was processed successfully, but the charity will issue you an additional receipt pursuant to that. To learn more about these tax credits, contact the specific nonprofits.
Thank you for Donating through ColoradoGives.org: ColoradoGives.org partners with local nonprofits to facilitate online giving. Nonprofits trust us to process their online donations because of our low processing fees, security and other great things. We do this because we're a nonprofit, too!