Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) is dedicated to creating a sustainable revenue stream through philanthropic activity to support the re-homing of Goldens and GRRR’s programs. There are many ways you can help. Remember sheduled automatic monthly donations is a great way to donate.

Many people want to donate daily use items to GRRR. Here are some ideas; Gift cards (very useful), Vinegar, bleach, good quality dog treats, chewies are all very useful. Thank you.

 

 How to Give

 

What to Give - Gifts for today                                      

What to Give - Gifts for tomorrow                     

 

HOW TO GIVE

Direct Giving

Credit card donations may be given online by clicking here or by calling 303.279.2400. Check donations can be mailed to:

GRRR
15350 W 72nd Ave
Arvada, CO 80007
 

Matching Gifts

Many businesses will match a portion of employee donations or volunteer hours. Check with your employer for more details.

 
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Combined Federal Gifts

Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is a workplace giving campaign that includes all federal employees: civilian employees, military personnel and postal workers. The campaign season runs from September through December each year and solicits approximately 4 million federal employees in 260 locations. Federal employees pledge $270 million annually to support local, national and international community-service needs.

To help worthy Goldens with your CFC contribution, designate Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies, CFC # 33121, on your campaign pledge card.

 

Donate a vehicle

Click here to read how

 
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Gifts In Memory or In Honor of

If your life or the life of someone close to you has been profoundly impacted by a Golden Retriever, consider making a gift to honor that person or dog.

A great way to “give a gift” to a friend or family member is to donate to GRRR in their honor or memory. If you provide us with the name and address of the honoree or their family, we will send them a thank you note telling them that a donation was made in their honor or in their memory. Please send an email to info@goldenrescue.com with the details.

View those honored by clicking here

 
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Naming Tributes

With your donation of $100 or more, you may request a Naming Tribute, so that one of GRRR’s rescued Goldens will be named after your dog. With your donation, you will honor the memory of your loved one, and your donation will help us give a rescued dog a new start to a better life. Perhaps someone close to you has just lost their dog. This is a wonderful way to express your sympathy and understanding. Click here for more information.

 
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Bequest

Making a bequest is one of the easiest ways to make a lasting and meaningful gift to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies. Bequests can also benefit you, the donor. You can often avoid estate tax through this type of gift.

 

Including the Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies in your estate plan is easy. Ask your estate-planning professional to include the following language in your will:

“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

 
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Corporate Gifts

Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies is always looking to partner with businesses seeking to make a philanthropic impact on animal rescue.

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What to Give - Gifts for today

Cash

Gifts of cash through currency, credit card, or check allow GRRR the greatest flexibility for funding the most critical areas in need at the time of your gift.

 
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Stocks and Securities

This is a great option for donors who are looking to make an impactful gift to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies while also receiving tax benefits. Shares that have been held for a year or more and are directly transferred to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies help you avoid the capital gains tax you would otherwise incur by converting the stock to cash. You may also be able to deduct the fair-market value of the stock on your taxes, regardless of what you paid for it.

 
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Closely Held Stocks

Closely held stock is shares in a C Corporation, of which the majority of stock is held by a few shareholders. A gift of closely held stock can be a powerful way to contribute to our future. Because there is no market to resell these shares, we may present the stock to your corporation for redemption, which could be paid for with your company's retained earnings. This gift provides us with much-needed funds once we can liquidate your stock and may give you an income tax deduction in an amount equal to the fair market value of your stock. Through this type of gift, neither you nor GRRR will owe capital gains taxes on the shares you donate.

 
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Tangible Personal Property

Many items of tangible personal property make suitable charitable gifts. The available tax deduction depends on whether or not the organization that receives the property will use it in a way that is related to its tax-exempt purpose. Related use property is deductible at the full fair market value. Example: a piece of artwork is donated to an art museum (other than for sale by the museum). The deduction for nonrelated use personal property is limited to the lesser of fair market value or the donor's tax basis in the property.

 
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Real Estate

Property opens the door to a unique giving opportunity. There are many ways your real estate can directly impact the work of Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies.

 
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Bargain Sale

A bargain sale is when you sell real estate that you've owned for more than one year to us for less than its current fair market value, subject to our agreement. After we purchase your property, three things happen: 1) You receive a cash payment from us for the sale price, 2) you may receive a charitable deduction for the difference between the sale price and the higher fair market value, and 3) we receive the property at a bargain price. You benefit financially, and so do we.

 
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Life Insurance

When you own a life insurance policy with accumulated cash value, you're essentially sitting on a pile of money. When the original purpose for the protection no longer applies—such as to educate children now grown or to provide financial security for a spouse now deceased—your life insurance can be redirected to help support a worthwhile cause. You can name Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies as the beneficiary and also assign us ownership of the policy as a current charitable gift. Doing so may provide you an income tax charitable deduction (under most circumstances). You realize a tax savings from use of the deduction, and these savings may be able to be invested for future income. You also reduce your future estate tax liability.

Perhaps you don't own an existing policy but still realize how beneficial giving life insurance can be. In most states, you can purchase a new insurance policy and name Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies as the beneficiary and owner of the policy. Rather than paying premiums to the insurance company, you make tax-deductible cash gifts to cover the annual premiums. Even greater leverage is possible when two donors, usually spouses, purchase a two-life second-to-die policy. With two lifetimes before the payment of death benefits, a future gift to us will cost you even less.

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What to Give - Gifts for tomorrow

Planned Giving

Leaving a gift to the Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies in your estate plan is the perfect way to leave a legacy that will continue to help Golden Retrievers. Not only will your gift bring support to future generations of Goldens, but including the Trust in your estate plan may provide an immediate tax deduction, capital gains tax avoidance, or future tax benefits to your heirs.

 
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Cash

Gifts of cash through currency, credit card, or check allow GRRR the greatest flexibility for funding the most critical areas in need at the time of your gift.

 
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Stocks and Securities

This is a great option for donors who are looking to make an impactful gift to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies while also receiving tax benefits. Shares that have been held for a year or more and are directly transferred Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies help you avoid the capital gains tax you would otherwise incur by converting the stock to cash. You may be able to deduct the fair-market value of the stock on your taxes, regardless of what you paid for it.

 
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Closely Held Stocks

Closely held stock is shares in a C Corporation, of which the majority of stock is held by a few shareholders. A gift of closely held stock can be a powerful way to contribute to our future. Because there is no market to resell these shares, we may present the stock to your corporation for redemption, which could be paid for with your company's retained earnings. This gift provides us with much-needed funds once we can liquidate your stock and may give you an income tax deduction in an amount equal to the fair market value of your stock. Through this type of gift, neither you nor GRRR will owe capital gains taxes on the shares you donate.

 
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Tangible Personal Property

Many items of tangible personal property make suitable charitable gifts. The available tax deduction depends on whether or not the organization that receives the property will use it in a way that is related to its tax-exempt purpose. Related use property is deductible at the full fair market value. Example: a piece of artwork is donated to an art museum (other than for sale by the museum). The deduction for nonrelated use personal property is limited to the lesser of fair market value or the donor's tax basis in the property.

 
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Life Insurance

Once a life insurance policy has served its original objective, you might consider giving it a new life with a charitable purpose. Naming Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies as beneficiary while retaining ownership of the policy is the easiest way to use life insurance to make a future gift. Here are your two main options:

  • You can name Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies either as the sole beneficiary or a partial beneficiary of your policy.
  • You can name us as the contingent beneficiary, in which case we receive the death benefits only if your primary beneficiary dies before you do.

Naming us the beneficiary of your life insurance policy provides you the satisfaction of making a very generous donation and leveraging the full value of your policy. Alternatively, when a life insurance beneficiary is not a qualified charity, the amount your loved ones receive in the end could potentially be less due to estate taxes. But when you name Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies as beneficiary, we receive the full amount, and estate taxes are eliminated. While you won’t receive a charitable income tax benefit during your lifetime, your estate may receive an estate tax charitable deduction.

 
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Real Estate

Property opens the door to a unique giving opportunity. There are many ways your real estate can directly impact the work of Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies..

Flip Charitable Remainder Trust - Such a trust can be set up to make lifetime payments to you or any other recipient you name starting after the property is sold. At your death, your charity of choice receives the remainder in the trust.

When you donate property to a charitable remainder trust, you can benefit in these ways:

  • Eliminate up-front capital gains tax on the increase in the property's value since you bought it.
  • Receive an immediate income tax deduction for the value of the remainder interest.
  • Receive income from the trust for the rest of your life once the property is sold.
  • Reduce the cost of probate—the legal process of administering your estate after your death—by eliminating the property from your estate.
  • Relieve yourself of selling or maintaining your property.
  • Make a significant gift that we can access after your lifetime.

Include Us in Your Will or Trust - You can also make a gift of real estate in your will or living trust. Because a gift in your will or trust is revocable (that is, you can change it at any time during your life), you will not be able to take an income tax deduction during your lifetime, but the property is eligible for a charitable estate tax deduction upon your death. Another option is to bequeath full title to an individual as long as that person survives you. If not, Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies would receive the property.

If you don't need to make a new will or trust now for any reason, ask your attorney to draw a brief codicil or trust amendment for this purpose.

 
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Retirement plan assets

If you have a retirement plan, such as an IRA, 401k, 403(b) or Keough, you can designate Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies as a beneficiary of part or all of your plan. Because these plans have assets that have yet to be taxed, they could be taxed at up to 35 percent if you leave them to a loved one, which may be reason enough to consider giving your loves ones less heavily taxed assets.

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Our Legal Name and Tax ID

All charitable gifts should be directed to

Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies
15350 W. 72nd Avenue
Arvada, CO 80007

Federal Tax ID: 84-1430940