Support the village: Have an impact
Building a thriving startup community takes huge amounts of energy and resources, but it’s totally worth it. When people startup, they ignite the community, strengthen the economy, create jobs, and we all benefit. When you support Peak Startup*, you’re helping to ensure the community stays strong and that we keep our events and services at low or no cost to the public.
Enterprise Zone Donations: Your gift of $250 or more could earn you tax credits of up to 60%.
Yes, truly a gift that gives both ways.
Uncle Sam and the state of Colorado provide extra tax benefits to our eligible donors because Peak Startup*, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, is a contribution project of the El Paso County Enterprise Zone. The Enterprise Zone (EZ) contribution tax credit has been created by the state of Colorado to encourage taxpayers to give more generously to specific organizations that benefit our community… eh hem, Peak Startup.
Because of our EZ status, donors who give $250 or more receive an additional 25% tax savings beyond existing state and federal charitable tax deductions. (In-kind contributions, like labor, materials, stocks, bonds, or real estate are also welcome in the EZ with some added stipulations. Contact us for more details regarding these types of donations.)
This program is one of the highest state tax credit programs in history. The chart below illustrates how a large part of your donation comes back to you in various tax credits and deductions to significantly reduce the after-tax cost of your donation.
*In most cases. Please consult with your tax accountant.Gifts of stock are eligible for a 12.5% tax credit.
Use the EZone following these steps:
- Write a check payable to “El Paso County Enterprise Zone.” Your donation must be at least $250 to qualify.
- In the memo line, write “Peak Startup” as well as the last four digits of your social security number if making a personal donation or your company’s EIN number if making a corporate donation.
- Mail the check to Peak Startup at 415 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
- After processing, the Enterprise Zone Administrator will mail you the Colorado tax credit certificate for use in filing your Colorado income tax return.
If you have questions about the Enterprise Zone donations or if you would like to make your contribution using a credit card through our PayPal account, please contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Donations: Quick, Convenient, and Secure
If you wish to make your donation an EZone contribution, please notify Michelle at email@example.com.
*Please note that Peak Startup’s legal name is Peak Venture Group and online donations will be notated as such.
AmazonSmile: Amazon Donates When You Shop
Another way to contribute: You shop. Amazon gives… say what!!?
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Peak Startup. It’s that easy.
*Please note that Peak Startup’s legal name is Peak Venture Group.
Event Sponsorships: Have your name or your brand affiliate with some of the region’s raddest events.
Email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding sponsorship levels, availability, and packets or if you want to make this contribution through EZone.
Event sponsorships available:
Startup Get Down Pitch Night Startup Shout Out Startup Week Business Wake Startup Weekend
We also support various partner events in the Pikes Peak region and welcome new event opportunities, should you have a particularly awesome idea you’d like to support us in launching.