List of needed resources:
Hygiene products, food, clothing, cleaning products, small household items, etc.
Drop off location:
2010 E Bijou St. Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Homeward Pikes Peak is a qualified Enterprise Zone Charity
25% tax credit for any contribution over $250.00
El Paso County Enterprise Zone Contributions encourage community participation and public private partnerships to revitalize Enterprise Zones. Contribution Projects aim to focus community engagement on an issue or opportunity to elicit a shift, create something, and accomplish a stated goal within a defined time period. Projects need to focus on improving economic conditions and have measurable outcomes.
HPP fits into the Homeless Support category -Projects may fund housing, referrals and counseling, job placement, and other services targeted to the homeless. Providing housing and services for the homeless may provide the homeless person opportunities to engage in the local economy, while also helping to revitalize areas where homeless might otherwise gather and deter people from visiting main street businesses.
Contributions are eligible for a 25% tax credit and must be made in the form of a check written to “El Paso County Enterprise Zone”. The name of the charity and the last four digits of the donor’s Social Security Number must be in the memo section of your check. You can mail your contribution to HPP at 2010 E Bijou St. Colorado Springs, CO 80909. HPP will fill out a form for the county office of Economic Development and process your contribution on your behalf.
Donors having made a certified contribution to an Enterprise Zone Contribution Project may claim 25% of a cash donation as an income tax credit, and half of that amount (12.5%) for an in-kind donation. The actual credit earned is figured based on all eligible contributions during the tax year and capped at $100,000 per tax-payer with the balance carried forward up to 5 years.
This information does not substitute for tax advice that you may seek out from your tax advisor. If you have any general questions, please contact Beth Roalstad, Executive Director at (719) 473-5557.