Other Ways to Give

Shambhala Mountain Center is a Colorado 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation.
Tax ID Number (FEIN): 84-1535130

If you have questions about any of these avenues of giving, or would like assistance, please contact our Development Office at:

970-881-2184 x382
donorservices@shambhalamountain.org

Credit Card

Donate online here: www.shambhalamountain.org/smc-donate

Check

To donate via check, please make it out to Shambhala Mountain Center and send it to:

Development
151 Shambhala Way
Red Feather Lakes, CO
80545

Bank Account

Automatic bank withdrawals don’t pass through a 3rd party credit card processing company that charges 2.5-3.5% per transaction and ensures that 100% of your donation goes to SMC.

Call Donor Services at 970-881-2184 x382 to set up a withdrawal from a bank account. Have a blank check or your account number and routing number handy!

Canadian Donations

Canadian donors who wish to support Shambhala Mountain Center can now do so with a tax deductible donation to Shambhala Canada. Donations to SMC’s capital projects fund and scholarship fund can be made by credit card at shambhala.org/giving

Select Canadian dollars, and make sure to write “SMC” in the comments field.

Alternatively, Canadian checks made out to “Shambhala” with “SMC” written in the memo can be mailed to:

Shambhala Finance
601-5121 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1K1
Canada

Corporate Matching Gift

Many companies match their employees’ contributions to non-profit organizations. To see if your company has such a policy, please search for your employer here:

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Securities Donations

Stocks, bonds and mutual funds can be donated to Shambhala Mountain Center. The full current market value of the securities at the time of the donation can be written off as a tax deduction.

Here are some of the potential benefits:

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction
  • Enjoy possible increased income
  • Further our mission today!

Please consult your financial advisor for assistance, and to learn about any potential limitations to tax deductions.

Air Miles / Tickets

Shambhala Mountain Center often pays for the travel expenses of our presenters.  By donating frequent flier miles or airline tickets, you can help us keep this cost down.

Amazon Smile

Support Shambhala Mountain Center without spending a penny more! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Shambhala Mountain Center whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon; same products, same prices, same service!

Click here to sign up for Amazon Smile.

Vehicle Donations

Shambhala Mountain Center is often in need of working vehicles. We would be grateful for donations of station wagons, SUVs, vans and trucks, preferably with 4-wheel or all-wheel drive. ATVs and golf carts are also very useful for our summer operations.

Generally, the vehicle donation is tax deductible for the fair market value of the vehicle. If you need further information about possible tax benefits we are happy to steer you in the right direction.

If you are inspired to give to Shambhala Mountain Center in this way, please contact the Development Office for details and assistance.

Please download our Vehicle Donation Form.

Planned Giving and Bequests

One way to make a lasting gift is to include Shambhala Mountain Center in your will or trust, or to name Shambhala Mountain Center as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy.

One significant benefit of making a gift by bequest is that it allows you to continue to use the property you will leave to charity during your life. Another benefit is that you are able to leave a lasting legacy.

Bequests are exempt from federal estate taxes. If you have a taxable estate, the estate tax charitable deduction may offset or eliminate estate taxes, resulting in a larger inheritance for your heirs.

Types of Bequests

There are a number of ways you can make a bequest to Shambhala Mountain Center.

Specific Bequest: A specific bequest involves making a gift of a specific asset such as real estate, a car, other property or a gift for a specific dollar amount. For example, you may wish to leave your home or $10,000 to Shambhala Mountain Center.

Percentage Bequest: Another kind of specific bequest involves leaving a specific percentage of your overall estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 10% of your estate to Shambhala Mountain Center.

Residual Bequest: A residual bequest is made from the balance of an estate after the will or trust has given away each of the specific bequests. A common residual bequest involves leaving a percentage of the residue of the estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 30% of the residue of your estate to Shambhala Mountain Center.

Contingent Bequest: A contingent bequest is made to charity only if the purpose of the primary bequest cannot be met. For example, you could leave specific property, such as a vacation home, to a relative, but the bequest language could provide that if the relative is not alive at the time of your death, the vacation home will go to Shambhala Mountain Center.

Bequest Language

In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Shambhala Mountain Center in your estate plan. We have provided some basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney.

1. Specific Bequest

If you are considering making an outright bequest to Shambhala Mountain Center, we recommend the following language:

Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath (X DOLLARS) to Shambhala Mountain Center, a Colorado nonprofit corporation located at 151 Shambhala Way, Red Feather Lakes, CO, Federal Tax ID # 84-1535130, for Shambhala Mountain Center’s general use and purpose.

Bequest of Specific Personal Property:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath (DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY) to Shambhala Mountain Center, a Colorado nonprofit corporation located at 151 Shambhala Way, Red Feather Lakes, CO, Federal Tax ID # 84-1535130, for Shambhala Mountain Center’s general use and purpose.

Bequest of Specific Real Estate:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at (ADDRESS AND DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY) to Shambhala Mountain Center, a Colorado nonprofit corporation located at 151 Shambhala Way, Red Feather Lakes, CO, Federal Tax ID # 84-1535130, for Shambhala Mountain Center’s general use and purpose.

2. Percentage Bequest

If you are considering making a bequest of a percentage of your estate to Shambhala Mountain Center, we recommend the following language:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to Shambhala Mountain Center, a Colorado nonprofit corporation located at 151 Shambhala Way, Red Feather Lakes, CO, Federal Tax ID # 84-1535130, for Shambhala Mountain Center’s general use and purpose.

3. Residual Bequest

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to to Shambhala Mountain Center, a Colorado nonprofit corporation located at 151 Shambhala Way, Red Feather Lakes, CO, Federal Tax ID # 84-1535130 (ALL OR A PERCENTAGE) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for Shambhala Mountain Center’s general use and purpose.

4. Contingent Bequest

If (primary beneficiary) does not survive me, then I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Shambhala Mountain Center, a Colorado nonprofit corporation located at 151 Shambhala Way, Red Feather Lakes, CO, Federal Tax ID # 84-1535130 (X DOLLARS, X%, or DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY) to be used for Shambhala Mountain Center’s general use and purpose.

Shambhala Mountain Center’s Finance and Development staff is happy to work with you, or your professional advisors to create a plan that best suits you.

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If you have questions about any of these avenues to giving, or would like assistance, please contact our Development Office:

970-881-2184 x382
donorservices@shambhalamountain.org