BRING THE POWER

In the face of hard emotional, physical and financial circumstances, it takes remarkable effort to apply for and get through educational programs and develop career stability for single parents and their children. This kind of success doesn’t happen alone, or overnight, and there are significant challenges to overcome.

We need your help.

Bring the promise of education to single parents. 

“We like the model – it’s not a BandAid or quick fix but a program, with hard work and perseverance, that provides a lifelong pathway to meaningful employment and enhanced self-esteem.”

Max and Judy Elliott

Giving Options

Bring the power of your dollars to our single-parent families. Project Self-Sufficiency breaks the cycle of poverty from generation to generation by providing pathways to careers that matter. You are an essential partner in our work.

Give One Time or Monthly

Consider setting up a recurring gift. It’s easy and reduces direct mailing costs and staff time, allowing more investment to go toward program elements. It also helps level out the cyclical nature of our cash flow, allowing for better planning and program stability.

Give your Vehicle

Reliable transportation is critical as single parents take steps to accomplish goals. We are looking for private individuals, car dealerships, and businesses to donate new or used vehicles to the ‘Cars for Families’ Program. All donated cars are given directly to single parent families in need and never sold at auction. This is important as you can maximize your tax deduction with the fair market value of the vehicle. We can provide all of the paperwork and make it easy for you. For more information, download our brochure or contact the Program Coordinator at susan@bringthepower.org.

Vehicle Donation Process

  1. Complete the Cars for Families Donation Form and email to susan@bringthepower.org. For year-end donations, please contact us by December 15th. (If you have a Mac, please print the form to download, then Save As… otherwise the document will be blank when submitted).
  2. We will arrange an inspection for your vehicle by one of our partner contract garages to determine if we can use the car.
  3. You will sign over the title and receive verification of the donation for your tax records.

Give While you Shop

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Project Self-Sufficiency every time you shop, at no cost to you. Go to smile.amazon.com to select Project Self-Sufficiency as your AmazonSmile beneficiary. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

Give with Confidence

We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, so all of your gifts are tax deductible. If you would like to make a year-end gift to be counted as a 2017 donation, please drop off in our Loveland office by 5pm Friday, December 29th, postmark by Saturday, December 30th, or donate online with a credit card by midnight, December 31st.

We are an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, received three stars from Charity Navigator, and are a GuideStar – Gold Participant. In 2016, Project Self-Sufficiency became the first nonprofit in Northern Colorado to receive the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics, validating our long history of ethics and integrity.

Project Self-Sufficiency does not do this work alone. As a supporter, YOU are an invaluable partner. Together, we are transforming the lives of our single parent families, and also our community, by bringing the power of education to single parents.

Give to a specific Fund

Unrestricted donations to our General Operating Fund allow the greatest flexibility to meet the ever-changing needs of our families, however, we honor that our donors may want to impact our success in a specific area.

We have established funds for specific program elements, which support our Participants and families in the designated areas:

  • Scholarship Fund
  • Child Care Fund (This designation may be eligible for a 50% state income tax credit in Colorado. To learn more, see our Child Care Tax Credit flyer and consult your tax professional for more information.)
  • Transportation Fund
  • Housing Fund
  • Cool Kids Fund
  • Boundless Children’s Fund
  • Mental Health Fund
  • Holiday Fund
  • Participant Assistance Fund

For more information on each of our funds, please click here

Monetary donations over $250 annually may be eligible for a 25% Enterprise Zone Tax Credit offered by the State of Colorado. For more information about this tax credit, please review the Enterprise Zone Benefits of Contributions flier. You should also consult your tax advisor.

In order to process this tax credit, we must receive the last 4-digits of your SSN and submit form DR75 to Larimer County by January 26th each year. Contact Connie at 970.635.5902 for information.

Give beyond your lifetime

Estate planning. Planned giving. What do these terms really mean? Essentially these are other ways to impact our work, or ways to bring the power to our work beyond your lifetime. Planned estate gifts help ensure the future success of Project Self-Sufficiency and offer membership into our Carraher Society. The Carraher Society was named after long-time Executive Director Mary Carraher, and members of The Carraher Society, just like Mary, are essential in helping sustain our mission long into the future through legacy and estate planned gifts.

These days, there are a number of tools and options available to give cheaper, easier and smarter as well as broaden your impact on Project Self-Sufficiency. For example, you can make a gift that pays you income. You can make a gift that provides a tax deduction. You can make a gift that does both. You can designate a portion of your estate to Project Self-Sufficiency. You can name Project Self-Sufficiency as a recipient of your IRA charitable rollover. Contact Tracy Mead to discuss options that may be right for you.

Privacy Policy/Donor Privacy

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, includes the Project Self-Sufficiency website), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for the purposes necessary to process the donation.

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