Ways To Give

There are many ways to give to Walking Mountains Science Center, and we encourage you to consider what is most convenient for you. To make a one-time online donation, please click here.

Additional ways to support our mission are outlined below. For more information or to explore additional opportunities for support, please contact Sharon Schmidt at sharons@walkingmountains.org.

By Check

Please mail to:

Walking Mountains Science Center
PO Box 9469
Avon, CO 81620

Drop off in-person:

Walking Mountains Science Center
318 Walking Mountains Lane
Avon, CO 81620

Tribute Gifts

Consider making a gift in honor or memory of a loved one. To make a tribute gift simply select "in honor" or "in memory" when making a one-time donation, or, as otherwise outlined on this page.

For more information contact Sharon Schmidt at sharons@walkingmountains.org.

Donor Advised Funds and Other Forms of Giving

We accept IRA charitable rollover, stocks & securities transfers, and wire transfers along with funds from Donor Advised Funds.

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 contact Sharon Schmidt at sharons@walkingmountains.org.

Planned Giving and Endowment Gifts

Are we in your estate plans, or would you like to learn more about how you leave a legacy at Walking Mountains for generations to come? Would you like to hear more about gifts to the Walking Mountains Endowment?

Please contact Patty White at pattyw@walkingmountains.org.

Corporate Partnership Program

Our corporate partners work with us in many different ways, from supporting programs to sponsoring events. We are grateful for all of our corporate partners, and invite you to learn more about becoming a corporate partner by contacting Sherri Hahn at sherrih@walkingmountains.org.

Employer Matched Gifts

Many employers match gifts—some up to three times the amount of your gift. For current employees and some retirees, please check with your employer to see if your gift can be matched. Please contact Sharon Schmidt at sharons@walkingmountains.org for any assistance needed in processing a matching gift with your employer.

Natalia Hanks School Programs Fund

The Natalia Hanks School Programs Fund was established in 2012 to honor Natalia Hanks, our former Director of Development, for the transformational role she played at Walking Mountains Science Center. When Natalia joined the staff at Walking Mountains in 2005, we provided natural science education programs to fewer than 1000 students per year. Natalia’s tireless work and dedication, alongside our staff, Board and a growing number of supporters, brought the capacity of the Science Center to where it is today – serving over 5,000 Eagle County students of every socioeconomic level each year.

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.