This year, Coloradans have an opportunity to donate directly to the Mission from their state income tax refund. Through the new Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit program, you can support any eligible Colorado-registered charity with a simple designation on your state income tax return.

Please consult your professional tax adviser for details on how this program may impact your tax situation.


How Do I Get Started?

If you will be receiving a Colorado state income tax return, taking action is simple:

  • Decide how much of your state income tax refund to donate (all or a portion of it).
  • Enter “Denver Rescue Mission” and our registration number 20023003251 in the Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund line on your state tax return or tax software—or give this info to your tax professional when you share your tax documents. (Please note that our registration number for the ReFUND CO program is not our EIN.)

Want to Learn More?

This program takes effect starting this tax season and includes an educational site called ReFUND CO. The ReFUND CO awareness campaign shows how you can directly support a local nonprofit that is doing important work in your community. If you get a state income tax refund, this new program puts you in control of deciding to donate some or all of it to a local nonprofit like Denver Rescue Mission.

More information is available at

Have a quick question? The ReFUND CO site has a great FAQ page too.

Does a Gift from My Income Tax Refund Make a Difference?

In 2018, Colorado returned more than $1 billion in state income tax refunds, to over 1.9 million individual taxpayers, according to the most recent data from the Colorado Department of Revenue. If taxpayers donate just a portion of their returns this year, the surge of support could make a huge impact.

Thank you for considering this new opportunity to change lives in our community through your tax refund. If you have any questions about how this opportunity could work with your tax situation, please contact your professional tax adviser or visit