Your refund. Your community. Your choice.
Starting this year, Coloradans can give all or part of their state income tax refund directly to one of more than 7,750 eligible nonprofits registered with the state.
Through the new Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit program, taxpayers can choose to directly support an eligible Colorado-registered charity with a simple designation on their state income tax return. The Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit program, which takes effect starting this tax season, is being promoted through an educational campaign called ReFUND CO.
Whatever cause is important to you, this new state program is an opportunity to directly support a local nonprofit that is doing important work in your community and that you know and trust.
Imagine if state taxpayers chose to donate just a portion of their refunds; this outpouring of support would boost local community causes across Colorado and make a massive positive impact on our state.
To participate, taxpayers should look for the “Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit” line of their tax return or tax software and enter the name and registration number of the eligible organization they want to support. Nonprofit registration numbers are searchable by using the database above.
ReFUND CO is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Association and implemented by the Colorado Department of Revenue and Colorado Secretary of State. It’s the result of bipartisan state legislation enacted in 2018 that was sponsored by Sen. Lois Court, Rep. Jim Wilson, and Rep. Chris Hansen.
The development and production of the ReFUND CO campaign materials provided on this website were made possible with financial support from Anschutz Family Foundation, Boettcher Foundation, Buell Foundation, Colorado Health Foundation, The Colorado Trust, The Denver Foundation, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Energy Outreach Colorado, El Pomar Foundation, Regis University, and Women’s Foundation of Colorado.
The Colorado Department of Revenue provides general tax information at 303-238-7378.