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Donations to Dark Skies

As an IRS 501(C)3 non-profit organization, donations to us are tax-deductible. Donations can be sent to our mailing address: Dark Skies, P.O. Box 634, Westcliffe, CO 81252, and they will be acknowledged in writing shortly thereafter. Donations other than monetary should be discussed with the president, see Members page link button to the left.

Note: the annual opportunity below is usually from about mid-November
to December 31 each year, during other times follow instructions above.

Special Opportunity to Magnify Your Donation

The Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation announces the launch of the Spirit Campaign in mid-November. The Spirit Campaign is a program of matching gifts awarded by the Community Foundation based on individual donations to non-profit organizations (including Dark Skies) in Custer County. The Spirit Campaign allows residents to focus their donations on non-profits of their choosing while knowing a matching gift will be awarded by the Community Foundation.

Donors wishing to take advantage of matching funds for their favorite local organizations should make use of the donor form on the WMVCF's Donation page.

Checks should be made out to the Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation, not the non-profit organization and the amount gifted should be noted on the donor form. All checks MUST be received no later than December 31 to receive matching gifts from the Community Foundation. See the note in red above to be sure of the time period to verify that the Spirit Campaign in open for donations.

The maximum amount that will be matched is $1,000 per family and/or business.

To view the Dark Skies page on the Foundation website, click here.