There is more than one way to support Friendship Bridge! Besides a direct donation, we offer a variety of alternatives to giving based on your preferences and circumstances. No matter what you choose, you can rest assured that your support will be used efficiently and effectively no matter how you give. Our four-star rating awarded from Charity Navigator indicates that we adhere to good governance and best practices.
Thinking of ensuring the work of Friendship Bridge with your estate plans? Joining our Legacy Circle may be for you. Learn more by following the link below!
Private Placement Investing
We are planning to roll over our current 3-year private placement later this year, in October 2021, and we are seeking additional investors. For those who are interested in investing, we expect to have a minimum investment of $25,000, which will be available to Accredited Investors. Please contact Amy Kuark, Friendship Bridge Treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 303-674-0717 for more information on the terms of the offering.
Cada Mes - Monthly Giving
In our Microcredit Plus program, the women we serve are on a journey that culminates each month, or cada mes, in Spanish. They meet with their Trust Banks, make payments on their loans, and participate in education sessions — each month. Join the Cada Mes Club and support them on this journey — each month.
To sign up, head to our donate page and choose to make your donation, in any amount, recurring. You can modify your monthly gift at any time by calling our office at 303-674-0717 or emailing us at email@example.com.
The CARES Act Charitable Giving Incentive includes a new above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemizer deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year. The bill also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent.
- Increased Deduction for Individual Cash Donations: Up to 100% of AGINormally, the deduction a taxpayer can claim for a charitable contribution is limited to 60%. However, in 2020 the limitation has been suspended and has increased to 100%, meaning any individual filing an itemized return may donate the full amount of their AGI, leaving taxable income at O.
- Increased Deduction for Corporate Donations: Up to 25%Much like the individual increase in the percentage of the tax deduction for 2020, there has also been an increase in the percentage corporations can deduct for charitable contributions. This increase went from 10% to 25%.
- $300 “Universal Deduction” for any Charitable Contribution: non-itemized tax returnsThis incentive adds a universal deduction of up to $300 for taxpayers who do not itemize (i.e. those who take a standard deduction). This new deduction is an above-the-line adjustment to income that will reduce your AGI and taxable income. It’s important to note that any donation above the $300 limit (one-time donations, or combined) will not qualify under this deduction incentive and only applies to cash gifts given in the year 2020.
Become a SEED Member
SEED (Sustainer of Economic Empowerment and Development) Members are committed to sustaining economic empowerment for women in Guatemala through an annual gift of $1,000 or more for three years (paid monthly, quarterly, or annually).
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. This direct link will automatically set Friendship Bridge as your principal nonprofit to donate to:
Be sure to bookmark this link so you can find it easily when you are ready to shop. Learn more.
Another of the other ways to give: a gift of stock. It may make smart tax sense to consider a gift of appreciated securities instead of writing a check — especially for gifts of $1,000 or more. The IRS allows a charitable tax deduction for the full market value of the appreciated security and you avoid capital gains tax. Please contact us at for stock giving instructions.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many companies and foundations will match charitable gifts made by their employees, retirees and clients. Be sure to inquire about a matching gift program to increase your impact. Click here to find a list of companies with matching gift programs.
King Soopers Community Rewards
The King Soopers Community Rewards program makes fundraising easy by allowing Colorado residents to donate to local organizations based on the shopping they do every day. Once you link your Shopper’s Card to Friendship Bridge, all you have to do is shop and swipe. Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to Friendship Bridge at no added cost to you. Search for ‘Friendship Bridge’ or our Organization Number: AW662.
Gifts from your IRA and Retirement Accounts
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) — If you have reached age 70 1/2, you may be able to use distributions from an IRA (including so-called “Required Minimum Distributions”) to make gifts directly from the IRA to charitable organizations and not have to pay any taxes on the amounts so distributed. Ordinarily, income taxes are payable when you take a distribution from an IRA. With a QCD, instead of your paying income taxes, the charity gets the benefit of the entire amount. In some ways, it’s as if you get a charitable deduction for the gift, but you don’t have to itemize deductions to take advantage of this way of giving. Remember: this works only with an IRA (not other types of retirement plans), and the funds must go DIRECTLY from the IRA to the charity. Check with your IRA administrator or financial advisor for more details to see if it makes sense for you to make charitable gifts this way.
Fund a Trust Bank via Kiva
Consider funding a Trust Bank via our partnership with Kiva. By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help our clients start or grow a business. Just go to Kiva’s Friendship Bridge page to see which loans are outstanding. Any Trust Bank unfunded by the deadline will not receive the funds at this point. So hurry before time runs out.
Now you can give some or all of your Colorado State income tax refund to Friendship Bridge. Choose Friendship Bridge with registration number 20033005126 in the “Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit” line on your Colorado state income tax return or software. You may also share this information with your tax preparer.
Tribute and Memorial Gifts
Support Friendship Bridge as you celebrate a loved one. From our donate page, simply let us know who you wish to honor and how you would like notification to be accomplished. Your recipient will be notified by a beautiful gift card sent via email or standard mail.
Need more information or have questions? Please contact us at (303) 674-0717, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.