Make a Difference

How to Give to MHP

General Donations and Giving

As a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization, Mental Health Partners relies on community support to help us provide convenient, affordable and accessible mental health and addiction recovery services to individuals and families in Boulder and Broomfield counties. This support is appreciated and valued.

Click to the below and start giving! If you would like to learn more about Mental Health Partners and ways of contributing to make a difference in our community, call us at 303-545-0842.

Creating a Community of Health, Hope and Strength

It is estimated, that of the 360,000 residents of Boulder and Broomfield counties, more than 60,000 individuals suffer with a form of mental illness. However, many of these residents don’t seek care from a mental health and addiction recovery center because of stigma, fear or lack of resources. Thanks to donor support, and partnerships with local organizations, MHP is able connect with all members of the community and provide immediate access to expert mental health and addiction recovery care so people can enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives.

Be Empowered. Be Engaged.

Be a part of our community of support working to prevent future suicides by donating to MHP’s “Be 1 of 4098” suicide prevention campaign. Funds raised will support scholarships for individuals and groups to attend suicide prevention trainings and classes, the creation of bilingual resources, expanding intervention and crisis services in schools and increasing awareness about the risks of suicidal ideation.

To support the “Be 1 of 4098” campaign click on the button below and select “Suicide Prevention Initiative Contribution” on the Gift Information drop down list.

Support Fievel’s Work

Thanks to community support, donors and Canine Companions for Independence, Fievel joined MHP in July 2018 as the Facility Dog for Moving Beyond Trauma and Moving to End Sexual Assault. Fievel is an expertly-trained assistance dog who knows over 40 commands and provides comfort and support to clients who may be apprehensive about receiving care, need additional support during their therapy or simply love to give him belly rubs. To support Fievel’s work, click on the button below and select “Fievel’s Work” on the Gift Information drop down list.

Ways to Give

Real Estate

If you have a property that you’re no longer using and would have to pay a large tax if you sold the property, you may find that donating that real estate to charity is a good option.

If you are still living in the property that you’d like to give away, you can set it up to become a charitable contribution by having the deed to your real estate transferred after your death. At that point, the value of the home will be taken out of your estate, lowering your estate taxes. You may also find a great tax benefit by donating real estate. In some cases, you may be eligible for a tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the real estate.

Cash

A cash gift is the simplest form of charitable giving. Your tax deduction is equal to the amount of cash you donated, minus the value of any goods or services you received in return.

Stocks

One of the most tax-efficient ways to give is by contributing long-term appreciated securities, like stocks. There are two huge advantages to donating in this way. One, since you are not selling your stocks, there are no capital gains taxes to be concerned with, and the more appreciation the stocks have, the bigger your tax savings will be.

The second advantage is that any of your stocks that were purchased over a year ago that have a current value greater than their original cost can be donated and become eligible for a tax deduction equal to the full fair market value of the stock, up to percentage of your adjusted gross income as defined by the IRS.

Charitable Trusts

There are two types of charitable trusts you may be interested in making part of your financial plan – a charitable lead trust (CLT) and a charitable remainder trust (CRT). These can be useful tools in providing you with income now as well as

IRAs, insurance policies and other assets

A major advantage of giving your assets, such as retirement accounts and life insurance policies, to charity is that in addition to any charitable income tax deduction, your estate will not have to recognize that gifted income, which can give you a break on estate tax.

Bequests

Many people choose to leave a gift to an organization in their will, often of a great amount than they could make in their lifetime. Over the years, bequests have formed the bedrock of many financially-sound universities, hospitals, and religious organizations. Such gifts can be a specific state dollar amount or a percentage of an estate.

One Good Meal

Chinook Café Fund

Chinook Café in our Ryan Wellness Center prepares a warm and healthy lunchtime meals, providing clients and staff a chance to meet and engage with each other in a friendly and community-oriented environment. MHP has established the One Good Meal – Chinook Cafe Voucher Fund to provide meal vouchers to clients who otherwise could not afford meals, as an incentive for clients to engage or remain in care and to provide a chance for someone who may be experiencing a personal or mental health crisis time to enjoy a healthy meal. Donations start at just $5!