Support Connections for Independent Living

Connections for Independent Living is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and operates primarily on grants and funding support by federal, state, and local agencies to cover organizational expenses. Financial donations by individual and corporate donors are also welcome.

Profiled in GuideStar, donations may be deductible depending on local and state tax policies. You may choose to designate a particular program when making your donation, or you may leave your donation as undesignated. Click the Gold Transparency 2023 button below for more information. 

Donate by check: 1331 8th Ave., Greeley, CO 80631.

Gift Acceptance Policy


As a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, Connections for Independent Living (CIL) is committed to a diversified funding base, including charitable contributions that will further its mission. The Foundation, in soliciting or accepting gifts, will maintain and utilize procedures to ensure best practices relative to acceptance and stewardship of gifts, donor communications and acknowledgement.


The CIL policy is to accept unrestricted gifts and gifts restricted for specific programs or services, in the form of cash, stocks, deferred or appreciated property on behalf of Connections for Independent Living.

Legal Authority

Tax limitations by local entities, foundations, and individuals often dictate contribution of such goods to a 501(c)3 organization, and therefore most gifts to CIL will be directed to the 501(c)3 entity.


Support the work of the CIL in its endeavors to sustain programs and services that provide independent living and the empowerment of all people with disabilities in region.


Contributions may be received for all programs and services of CIL as well as to support its endowment and general fund to enhance long-term financial sustainability.

Gift Definition

Any contribution of cash, equipment, stocks, property, or in-kind services shall be considered a gift.


The Executive Director has authority to accept all standard cash, equipment and in-kind services on behalf of CIL. Unusual opportunities for donation, stock, property or planned gifts will be considered by the Board of Directors and/or Finance Committee to ensure the gift is in the best interest of the organization. CIL’s policy is that gifts of stock will be sold as soon as feasibly possible.

The Board of Directors, Finance Committee or District Executive Director has the right to accept or refuse any gift on behalf of the organization.

Donor Acknowledgement

​All gifts, grants and sponsorships shall be acknowledged in a timely manner of receipt by CIL. There will be clear indication as to whether the donation was designated or undesignated. Acknowledgement letters to donors for cash gifts over $250.00 shall include the amount of the gift, the designated purpose for which the contribution was made, use of any earned income as a result of the gift, fair market values received in relation to the gift and a statement as to the tax deductibility, if any. If appropriate, the acknowledgement will reference any special recognition that may apply to the gift.

A Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

I:  To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

II:  To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III:  To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

IV:  To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

V:  To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

VI:  To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII:  To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII:  To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX:  To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X:  To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Developed by: Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Giving Institute, 2015.