Colorado Springs Science Center
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Building a world-class center of science exploration requires investment across a broad spectrum of donors. From institutional and corporate donors and sponsors to individuals committed to the principals of science and education, your financial commitment is crucial to our success.  We welcome and appreciate donations of any size.  For donations less than $250, we recommend you click the "Donate" button above to make your donation through PayPal.   

The Colorado Springs Science Center is a qualified organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. (Federal ID No. 26-4834964).  Your donation is tax deductible. 

For donations of $250 or more, please consider the following:

The Colorado Springs Science Center is a proud recipient of the El Paso County Enterprise Zone Contributions Tax credit. To encourage Colorado taxpayers to make contributions to non-profits that make improvements to the El Paso County Enterprise Zone, a STATE INCOME TAX CREDIT equal to 25% of monetary contributions is available. In addition, if the donation and recipient are eligible under federal rules, the federal charitable contribution deduction can be taken. The goal of Enterprise Zone projects is to create or preserve an environment that will help attract, expand or retain employers in the Enterprise Zone.  

Enterprise Zone Tax Credit

We are pleased to announce that as of November 2013, the State of Colorado's Economic Development Commission has approved the Colorado Springs Science Center as an "Enterprise Zone Project" of the El Paso County Enterprise Zone. In short, the state's EDC Commissioners recognize the strong potential our science center effort has to improve the long-term economic climate of our city. More specifically, this designation now also confers significant additional tax benefits to CSSCP's benefactors.

Beyond the savings a donation brings you through our 501(c)(3) status, as an Enterprise Zone Project, CSSCP gifts -- from individuals or businesses -- now confer the following additional state tax savings:

  • cash contributions - 25% state tax credit
  • securities contributions - 12.5% state tax credit
  • in-kind contributions - 12.5% state tax credit

In sum:

a $1,000 cash gift to CSSCP will now cost you about $400 out-of-pocket

Here's why:

  • $1000 - cash gift (through the Enterprise Zone) to CSSCP
  • $250 - 25% Colorado Enterprise Zone state tax credit
  • $300 - charitable tax deduction from your federal taxes (estimated)
  • $50 - charitable tax deduction from your state taxes (estimated)
  • $ 400 - out-of-pocket end cost to the giver (estimated)

Here's how it works:

1. Write a check payable to "El Paso County Enterprise Zone" (minimum donation is $250).
2. Include "for the Colorado Springs Science Center Project" in the memo line.
3. Include your tax ID or SSAN on the check (for proper accounting by El Paso County's Enterprise Zone administrator).
4. Give your contribution directly to a CSSCP Board Member OR mail it to our office:

102 S. Tejon St.
Suite 104, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

5. We will file an Enterprise Contribution Form on your behalf and deliver your check to the El Paso County Enterprise Zone administrator.
6. El Paso County will process your contribution, send us your donation, and send you the papers you'll need in filing for the state's Enterprise Zone tax credit.
7. NOTE: El Paso County retains a 3.5% administrative fee from each donation.

Please contact us or call (719) 632-4352 for more information or help with your donation.

Most importantly, THANK YOU for supporting our effort to bring a world-class science center to our city.


 The Colorado Springs Science Center is a qualified organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. (Federal ID No. 26-4834964).  Your donation is tax deductible.