To send in a donation, please make your check payable to Colorado Parks and Wildlife and mail it to:
Attn: Financial Services
Denver, CO 80216
Leave a Legacy through your Will or Trust
Including Colorado Parks and Wildlife in your estate plan will further Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s mission to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state of Colorado, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations.
By making a gift in your will, trust, or other estate planning vehicles, you can leave a legacy for generations to come.
Wills and Trusts
Including Colorado Parks and Wildlife in your estate plans is easy. All it takes is a few sentences in your will or trust. Your gift can be made as a percentage of your estate, or a specific sum. The following language can be shared with your estate planning attorney:
"I give, devise, and bequeath to State of Colorado, acting by and through the Department of Natural Resources, for the benefit of the Division of Parks and Wildlife and the Parks and Wildlife Commission (“CPW”), located at 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 – EIN 84-0644739: [TU1] The sum of $___________or ____percent (____%) of my net residuary estate after the payment of all my debts and taxes or all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for the benefit of the CPW area of greatest need."
You can also designate Colorado Parks and Wildlife as a beneficiary of all or a portion of a life insurance policy (not owner), retirement fund, or other assets like an annuity or bank account. Simply provide Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s full legal name (“State of Colorado, acting by and through the Department of Natural Resources, for the benefit of the Division of Parks and Wildlife and the Parks and Wildlife Commission”) and our EIN: 84-0644739 to the appropriate financial advisor.
If you have already designated Colorado Parks and Wildlife as a beneficiary, we hope that you will let us know so that we can recognize you and your legacy gift.
Please notify us of your generous intention here.
Interested in learning more about Colorado Parks and Wildlife legacy gifts? Please contact us at CPW.Donate@state.co.us for more information or to discuss your charitable intentions.
Please note, the language provided above is not intended to be a substitute for legal or tax advice. We encourage all prospective donors to seek the assistance of legal and financial advisors.
Host a Fundraiser for CPW
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is always looking for people who are passionate about wildlife and our parks. If you have time and/or skills to offer, you can volunteer with us as camp hosts, critter counters, help at events, photographers, clerical support, clean up crews and much, much more. If you wish to know more about giving your time to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, visit our Volunteer page.
Purchase the Wildlife Sporting License Plate
If you’re a Colorado sportsperson, hunting and fishing is more than a hobby or pastime—it’s a way of life. It’s how you connect with nature and, just as important, connect with others who share your passion for Colorado’s wildlife and outdoor heritage. Unite with other hunters and anglers by purchasing a Wildlife Sporting Plate for your vehicle.
Add-on a donation when you purchase a license or product from CPW
When you purchase your fishing license, boat registration, state park pass, or trout trucker hat from our retail store you can add-on a donation to your purchase. Every dollar added-on we put to use supporting our wildlife and conservation efforts, state parks and outdoor recreation activities, and educational programs.
Help threatened and endangered wildlife by donating all or a portion of your tax refund to the “Colorado Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund.” Colorado is home to more than 750 species of wildlife that are categorized as “nongame” species - animals that are not hunted, fished or trapped. Your tax deductible donation supports rehabilitation and preservation of these species through Colorado Parks and Wildlife programs.
Learn more about the income tax checkoff.