Donor Frequently Asked Questions

If your question is not answered with the donor frequently asked questions below please contact Patty White, VP of Development at pattyw@walkingmountains.org.

Yes, we accept check and money order donations by mail to the following address:

Walking Mountains Science Center
Attn: Development Department
PO Box 4969
Avon, CO 81620

Yes, you can call us at 970-827-9725 to make a secure donation.

Yes, our website is secured with a GoDaddy.com Web Server Certificate. All transactions are protected with a 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to make sure your information is 100% secure. For more information about this website’s security, click on the green padlock icon located in your browser bar or donation page.

No, at this time we do not accept PayPal donations.

We accept IRA charitable rollover, stocks & securities transfers, and wire transfers. Please contact your financial advisor on how to donate using these vehicles and hear all about the tax benefits you can enjoy. For more information please contact Patty White, VP of Development at pattyw@walkingmountains.org.

Yes, please contact Tessa Allen at tessaa@walkingmountains.org and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Yes, donations made online will be processed in your local currency. When you donate online, the amount will be displayed in USD, but will be converted into your bank’s currency upon processing. We are not responsible for any transaction fees incurred by your financial institution.

If you’re 70.5 or older, you can donate ‘pre-tax’ dollars directly from a traditional IRA through a Qualified Charitable Deduction (QCD). There is no tax—Walking Mountains will receive the full value of your gift. And if you are facing Required Minimum Distributions, a QCD applies toward that amount. In the right situation, a QCD can be a wonderful option when designing a multi-year pledge.

Yes, Walking Mountains Science Center is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and all donations are tax-deductible for United States federal income tax purposes.

In some cases where you receive a good or service in relation to your donation, the full amount of your donation may not be deductible. Where this is applicable, Walking Mountains will provide you with information that will enable you to calculate the deductible amount of your donation.

Walking Mountains is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations qualify as tax-deductible for United States federal income tax purposes and, in the case of Colorado taxpayers, for Colorado State income tax purposes. In addition, Colorado taxpayers may be able to claim the benefits of the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit (CCCC) for qualifying gifts. Combining both the charitable deductions and the CCCC, a donor might be able to reduce the after-tax cost of any gift to less than 36% of face value. More information on the Colorado Childcare Contribution Credit can be found here.

Yes, we provide tax receipts for all tax-deductible donations. Upon completing your online contribution, you will receive an email receipt. If you complete your contribution via check, money order, or wire, you will receive a tax receipt in the mail within 30 days. We are not tax professionals and recommend consulting one for any specific questions regarding your tax filings.

If you didn’t receive an emailed tax receipt, please check your spam or contact Tessa Allen at tessaa@walkingmountains.org.

You can cancel your monthly donation at any time by contacting Tessa Allen at tessaa@walkingmountains.org.

Yes, you’ll receive an emailed tax receipt for each recurring donation you give.

For any questions regarding your donation, monthly gifts, tax receipts, or personal contact information, please contact Tessa Allen at tessaa@walkingmountains.org.