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

Can I send a donation in the mail?

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

Can I donate by phone?

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

How do I update my billing or contact information?

Please contact Tessa Allen at, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Are online donations secure?

Yes, our website is secured with a 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.

Can I donate online?

Yes, donations can be made online here.

Can I donate via Paypal?

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

Can I donate via a donor-advised fund?

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

Can I donate via wire transfer?

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

Can I donate in various currencies?

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.

How is my donation used?

You may read our and Annual Reports on our website by clicking here.

What is Walking Mountains’ tax ID number?

Our EIN # is 84-1436791

Is my donation tax-deductible?

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.

Does my donation qualify for the Colorado Childcare Tax Credit?

Yes. Walking Mountains Science Center promotes childcare and therefore, if you are a Colorado taxpayer, your gift will qualify for the Colorado Childcare Tax Credit. More information on the Colorado Childcare Tax Credit can be found here. 

Will I receive a tax receipt?

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

How do I cancel my monthly donation or membership?

You can cancel your monthly donation at any time by contacting Tessa Allen at

Will I receive a tax receipt for my monthly donation or membership?

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

I have a question about giving to Walking Mountains Science Center that cannot be answered in the above questions.

For any questions regarding your donation, monthly gifts, tax receipts, or personal contact information, please contact Tessa Allen at


Donor FAQs

Have questions? Visit our donor FAQs. Walking Mountains is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Child Care Contribution Credit

Colorado leads the nation in providing a tax-advantaged tool for childcare through the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit (CCTC). This allows donors of Walking Mountains to claim a 50% state income tax credit for qualified contributions.

Annual Report

View our annual report.