Giving Opportunity: Donate to Support Scholar Programming


At the Boettcher Foundation, we believe in the promise of Colorado and potential of Coloradans. This mission is at the heart of our Boettcher Scholarship Program, which has existed since 1952. Today, the Boettcher Scholar and Alumni community is more than 2,700 strong. The ethos that unites Scholars is the enthusiasm to give back as volunteers, community leaders, and philanthropists. Over the years, we have heard from many Alumni and others who have a strong desire to give back to the scholarship program.

As the 2021-22 academic year commences, we have created a giving opportunity.

Anyone who is inspired by Boettcher Scholars can donate to the Boettcher Scholarship Program. With your gift, we can create more academic and intellectual enrichment offerings and additional leadership opportunities for our undergraduate Scholars. You can donate either as a one-time or recurring gift. Your investment will help us to deepen our impact and investment as we continue to achieve our mission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this donation tax deductible?

The Boettcher Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation. Note: Charitable deductions for cash contributions to private foundation such as the Boettcher Foundation are limited to 30% of your annual adjusted gross income.

Can my donation be anonymous?

If you wish your donation to be anonymous in publications (our website and newsletters, for example), we are happy to accommodate your wishes. Please note, however, that donations of $5,000 or more annually will appear on the Boettcher Foundation’s IRS 990PF report (tax return for foundations). This report is a public document and is open to inspection.

Can I make a donation from a private foundation?

If you wish to make a gift from private foundations please note the following implication: When one private foundation makes a donation to another private foundation it does not count toward the IRS required distribution. Such transactions require the donor foundation to exercise Expenditure Responsibility.

Can I make a donation from a donor-advised fund?

At this time we are not able to accept gifts from donor-advised funds. If you have questions or wish to discuss other options, please email us at

Are non-cash donations such as stock or other assets accepted?

The Foundation may be able to accept such non-cash donations. Please email us at to discuss further.

Am I able to include the Boettcher Foundation in my will?

Yes, please email us at to obtain additional information about legacy gifts.